All members of Outdoors NSW, including those accredited by Outdoors NSW, are expected to comply with the following Code of Conduct.
The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making.
These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations. All members of Outdoors NSW, including those accredited by Outdoors NSW, are expected to comply with the following Code of Conduct.
This organisation undertakes to:
Uphold a high standard of business ethics and customer service at all times.
Obey all legal requirements, and “common practices” relating to the industry, such as insurance, licenses, land and water approvals/permits, industry qualifications etc.
Protect the natural environment and ensure that all practices follow minimal impact guidelines.
Interpret the natural surroundings for participants where appropriate, so that every activity is enriched by the environment, which it utilises, and an appreciation for the environment is awakened in participants.
Protect the safety and welfare of staff and participants at all times through detailed risk minimisation strategies.
Help all participants to realise their full potential and to stimulate the spirit of inquiry and the acquisition of knowledge through quality teaching practices.
Treat all people – clients, co-workers, competitors and the general public – with professionalism, equity and integrity, being unbiased towards race, gender, age or ability.
Protect staff and client rights to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received.
Treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees.
Strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of coworkers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the outdoor industry.
Outdoors NSW Code of Conduct Declaration
As members of Outdoors NSW we are commonly involved in activities and situations where people trust us to be professional and competent. It is imperative that we conduct ourselves, our businesses and our activities in a way that upholds that faith and the professional reputation of our organisation. The Outdoors NSW Code of Conduct sets out the ethical standards that Outdoors NSW expects its members to aspire to and adopt in order to guide their operations and decision making. As a member of Outdoors NSW, I/we confirm that I/we have read and understood the standards set out in the Outdoors NSW Code of Conduct and agree to uphold the principles as stated.