Staff Ethics and Conduct Policy
Mercytree International Foundation prides itself on being a conscientious employer and an embodiment of ethical associations. The crux of this reputation relies heavily on the behavior of our members. We believe in a synergistic approach, where both the employer and employee work hand in hand to curtail unacceptable behavior. This document sets forth the ethical guidelines that every individual associated with Mercytree International Foundation is expected to uphold.
Scope: This policy applies to all staff members, including those on international assignments, volunteers, daily workers, operational partners, consultants, and guests. While these commitments form the basic behavioral standard, specific rules may be imposed based on the particular context or role of an individual within the organization.
- Respect and Non-discrimination:
- Every member associated with Mercytree International Foundation is expected to treat all individuals—be it patients, colleagues, or local inhabitants—with respect.
- Discrimination in any form, whether based on race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, origin, religion, beliefs, or any other defining characteristic, will not be tolerated.
- Physical and Psychological Safety:
- Physical harm, be it violence, sexual aggression, or any other form of physical abuse, is strictly prohibited.
- Mental and emotional well-being is equally crucial. Acts that endanger psychological safety, such as bullying, harassment, abuse of power, favoritism, or any form of mental torment, are unacceptable.
- Protection against Exploitation:
- Recognizing the vulnerabilities of certain communities and individuals, every Mercytree International Foundation member must strive to protect and support them.
- Any behavior that takes undue advantage of others’ vulnerabilities—be it sexual, economic, social, or otherwise—is a gross violation of our ethical standards.
- Transparency and Reporting:
- Should any member observe or experience a breach of these commitments, they are strongly encouraged to report the incident using our established channels at every organizational level.
- Mercytree International Foundation ensures confidentiality and protection for whistleblowers. Retaliation of any form against those who come forward with concerns will not be tolerated.
Consequences of Non-compliance: Adherence to these ethical standards is not optional. Violations will be dealt with swiftly, and consequences, which may include counseling, retraining, suspension, or even termination, will be meted out based on the severity of the breach.
The reputation and efficacy of Mercytree International Foundation hinge on the behavior of our members. Upholding these ethical commitments ensures we remain a beacon of hope, trust, and reliability in the communities we serve. For a detailed understanding or further inquiries, please visit our website at https://mercytreefoundation.org/contact/