Code of Ethics

Management professionals who hold the Chartered Business Administrator (CBA®) Designation or who are CABA Members must adhere to the following Code of Professional Ethics:

1. As regards the Individual Chartered Business Administrator
       As a Professional Chartered Administrator you will:
      • Pursue managerial activities with integrity, accountability and competence.
      • Disclose any personal interest which might be seen to influence managerial decisions.
      • Practise an open style of management so far as is consistent with business needs.
      • Keep up-to-date with developments in best management practice and continue to develop personal
        competence.
      • Adopt an approach to the identification and resolution of conflicts of values, including ethical values, which is
         reasonable and justifiable.
      • Safeguard confidential information and not seek personal advantage from it.
      • Exhaust all available internal remedies for dealing with matters perceived as improper, before resorting to
         public.
      • Encourage the development and maintenance of quality and continuous improvement in all management
         activities.

2. As regards others within the organization
       As a Professional Chartered Administrator you will, in addition to the above:
      • Ensure that others are aware of their responsibilities, areas of authority and accountability.
      • Encourage and assist others to develop their potential. Consider the mental and physical health, safety and
         well being of others.
      • Have regard for matters of conscience of others. Have regard for the needs, pressures and problems of
         others and not discriminate on grounds other than those demonstrably necessary for the task.
      • Treat colleagues with dignity and respect.

3. As regards the organizations
       As a Professional Chartered Administrator you will, in addition to the above:
      • Uphold the lawful policies and practices of the organization.
      • Identify and communicate relevant policies, practices and information.
      • Keep under review organizations structure, objectives, procedures and controls.
      • Seek to balance departmental aims in furtherance of the organization’s overall objectives.
      • Safeguard the assets and reputation of the organizations.

4. As regards others external to but in direct relationship with the organization
       As a Professional Chartered Administrator you will, in addition to the above:
      • Ensure that the interests of others are properly identified and responded to in a balanced manner.
      • Establish and develop continuing and satisfactory relationships based on mutual confidence.
      • Avoid entering into arrangements, which unlawfully or improperly affect competitive practice.
      • Avoid entering into any agreement or undertaking any activity which may give rise to a conflict of interest
        with the organization or prejudice professional management performance. Neither offer nor accept gifts,
        hospitality or services which could, or might appear to, imply an improper obligation.

5. As regards the wider community
       As a Professional Chartered Business Administrator you will, in addition to the above:
      • Have due regard for and comply with relevant law.
      • Have due regard to the short and long term effects and possible consequences of present and proposed
        activities, taking action where appropriate.
      • Ensure truthfulness in all public communications. Seek to con serve resources wherever possible and
        preserve the environment.
      • Respect the customs, practices and reasonable ambitions of other peoples which may differ from your own.

6. As regards the Chartered Association of Business Administrators
       As a Professional Chartered Business Administrator you will, in addition to the above:
      • Promote the mission, aims and objectives of the Association.
      • Uphold the integrity and good standing of the Association and refrain from conduct which detracts from its
         reputation.
      • Promote the Association’s professional image and standing as a professional body.
      • Observe the requirement of the Code of Professional Business Practice as it may be reviewed and reissued
         from time to time.