Staff Ethics Commitment

Staff Ethics Commitment

Staff Ethics commitment

Mercytree International Foundation considers itself a responsible employer and association, and this rests on the responsible behavior of its members. There is a mutual and complementary role of the employee and the employer to prevent, detect, and address unacceptable behavior, and Mercytree International Foundation staff should deploy the means to inform its patients and direct beneficiaries on the behavioral commitments stated below.

Within Mercytree International Foundation, all members of staff (employees, including staff on an international assignment, volunteers, and daily workers) and operational partners (including consultants and guests) understand and adhere to the commitments below, incorporate them into their professional and personal conduct, and abide by them. Should this not be the case, Mercytree International Foundation offers channels for reporting at every level of the organization, and any non-compliance will entail due consequences.

These Staff Ethics Commitments are considered a minimum behavioral standard; more specific rules may apply to Mercytree International Foundation staff members depending on the context in which they work and their area of activity.

Staff Ethics commitments

  1. Mercytree International Foundation staff members and operational partners shall behave respectfully and not discriminate against patients, colleagues, or members of the local population on the basis of their race, opinions, lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, origin, religion or beliefs, and other markers of identity;
  2. Mercytree International Foundation staff members and operational partners shall not abuse anyone physically (i.e. physical violence, sexual aggression, or other forms of physical abuse) or psychologically (e.g. bullying, abuse of power, harassment, discrimination, or favoritism);

Mercytree International Foundation staff members and operational partners shall not accept, under any circumstances, behavior that exploits the vulnerability of others, in the broadest possible sense (sexual, economic, social, etc.).