Ethics Policy

The EFNR reflects the high standard of business conduct representing what is the hallmark of our Federation. Our Ethics Policy helps define our commitment to support a culture of openness, trust and integrity in all we do. We are committed to conducting all of the EFNR’s affairs and activities with the highest standards of ethical conduct. All of us have an obligation to adhere to this policy and encourage others to do the same.

As volunteers, we are passionate about working with all of our stakeholders. We must dedicate ourselves to pursuing our mission with honesty, fairness and respect for the individual, ever mindful that there is no “right way” to do the “wrong thing.” The Ethics Policy helps clarify our standard of conduct. It makes clear that the EFNR expects volunteers and employees to understand the ethical considerations associated with their actions. Our Ethics Policy affirms our long standing commitment to not merely obey the law, but also to conduct our business with integrity and without deception.

The EFNR’s reputation for integrity and honesty is more important today than ever before. As we think of “what we do” at the EFNR and “how we do it,” always remember our responsibility to ask ourselves: “Am I doing the ‘right thing’ for the ‘right reason‘?”

Code of Ethics

  • Proactively promote ethical behavior as a responsible partner among peers in the work environment.
  • Deal fairly with all our stakeholders, partners and patients.
  • Provide constituents with information that is accurate, completely objective, relevant, timely, and understandable.
  • Comply with applicable government laws, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information entrusted to them by the EFNR or its partners except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose.
  • Accept responsibility for preventing, detecting, and reporting all manner of fraud.
  • Be honest and ethical in their conduct, including ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships.
  • Protect and ensure the proper use of the EFNR’s assets.

The purpose for this ethics policy is to support a culture of openness, trust, and integrity in all EFNR leadership and business practices. A well understood ethics policy requires the participation and support of every EFNR volunteer and stakeholders.

At the EFNR, we are dedicated to working with our volunteers, partners, vendors and customers to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We are committed to conducting all of the EFNR’s affairs and activities with the highest standards of ethical conduct. We are committed to the responsible use of EFNR assets; to provide accurate, complete and objective information; to respect the confidentiality of financial and other information; to act in good faith and exercise due care in all we do; to comply with all rules and regulations, and to proactively promote ethical behavior.

The EFNR’s Ethics are built on the EFNR’s Core Values. As such, we acknowledge our individual responsibility to ensure our collective success by practicing and promoting the following values which reflect a shared view of how we want to operate and be seen by others.