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"Integrity" (Second Edition) - Interpreting the CIPR Code of Conduct

CIPR Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct in full

In summary:

All members of the CIPR are bound by the Code of Conduct. They make the commitment on joining and renew this annually when they renew their membership.

Under the principles of the Code, members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations agree to:

  • maintain the highest standards of professional endeavour, integrity, confidentiality, financial propriety and personal conduct;
  • deal honestly and fairly in business with employers, employees, clients, fellow professionals, other professions and the public;
  • respect, in their dealings with other people, the legal and regulatory frameworks and codes of all countries where they practise;
  • uphold the reputation of, and do nothing that would bring into disrepute, the public relations profession or the Chartered Institute of Public Relations;
  • respect and abide by this Code and related Notes of Guidance issued by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and ensure that others who are accountable to them (e.g. subordinates and sub-contractors) do the same;
  • encourage professional training and development among members of the profession in order to raise and maintain professional standards generally.

For further information or advice on the CIPR Code of Conduct and the processes that support it, please contact:

Paul Noble, Regulatory Consultant
0207 631 6969
Chartered Institute of Public Relations,
85 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TQ