Code of Conduct

Scope

The code of conduct applies to trustees, staff and volunteers of the Animal Evac New Zealand Trust in their role within the trust.

Code

  1. We act in accordance with the values set by the Trust:
  2. We are the leading voice for all animals affected by disaster
  3. We act to do the right thing for the animals in a disaster management context
  4. We develop local capacity to create animal inclusive community resilience
  5. We hold to account those with responsibilities to protect animals from disaster
  6. We inform our position and activities using best practice and scientific knowledge
  7. We do not advocate on non-disaster related animal welfare issues.
  8. We act free of discrimination and provide a safe environment for others
  9. We place safety above all other work priorities
  10. We act in a way that recognises and values diversity
  11. We promote the international principles of emergency management [1]
  12. We adhere to the international code of conduct for humanitarian NGOs [2]
  13. We protect the privacy of information given to us to maintain public confidence
  14. We adhere to the rules, policies, procedures and other directions as set by the trust
  15. We do not act in a way that brings the trust into disrepute.

[1] Further information on the POEM are available from http://www.iaem.com/page.cfm?p=about/em-principles of which AENZ is a signatory to (and NZ”s first animal charity to sign up to).

[2] Further information on this code is available from http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/who-we-are/the-movement/code-of-conduct/ of which AENZ is a signatory to (and the only NZ based animal charity to be a signatory to).