Our Code of Conduct

I commit to uphold the integrity and reputation of HiiL by ensuring that my professional and personal conduct is consistent with HiiL’s values and standards

I will seek and maintain awareness of my representative role by being accountable for the professional and personal actions I take.

I will present myself with integrity and in a friendly manner in all situations of interaction, also digitally.

Whilst observing the requirements of the Code of Conduct, I will also be sensitive to, and respectful of, difference of local customs and culture, religion and politics.

Whether or not to drink alcohol or use other comparable substances is a personal decision. I will always ensure that my ability to perform my job is not in any way impaired by alcohol and other comparable substances.

Even though HiiL has travel insurance arrangements and will compensate for loss or damage of goods as covered by the insurance, I will show accountability preventing any loss or damage of goods.

I understand I am responsible for my own belongings. I understand that I am liable when travelling with illegal substances or materials. If I am carrying goods like alcohol, cigarettes or other restricted or possibly illegal goods it is at my own risk and HiiL cannot be held responsible for any damage caused.

I commit to treat all people with respect and dignity and not engage in any form of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, exploitation or abuse

I will not exchange money, offers of employment, employment, goods or services for sex or sexual favours, nor any other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behaviour as described in HiiL’s Sexual Harassment policy statement. 

Recognising my role in HiiL’s justice related mission, I will respect everybody’s basic human rights, and I will contribute to a working environment characterised by mutual respect, integrity, dignity and non-discrimination.

I will not show behavior that is exploitative, abusive or corrupt in any way. I will respect men, women, children, (local) minorities and animals.

I will ensure that I will not demonstrate disrespectful behavior in any form such as fighting, bullying, use of threatening and/ or inappropriate language against colleagues, consultants, clients or partners, also digitally.

Where I can, I will contribute to preventing criminal or unethical activities.

I will do so in the real and in the digital world.

I will avoid possible conflicts of interest with the work of HiiL

When carrying out HiiL’s mission I understand that it’s important not to abuse the power of my position for my own benefit or for the benefit of family members or friends. I understand that fostering an unequal distribution of power, kickbacks, bribes or other forms of personal, professional and economic enrichment are not permitted.

I will reject all monetary gifts from governments, beneficiaries, donors, suppliers and other persons, which have been offered to me as a result of my employment or assignment with HiiL.

I will also reject all other gifts from governments, beneficiaries, donors, suppliers and other persons, which have been offered to me as a result of my employment or assignment with HiiL with a value of more than 10 euros. When offered such gifts I will explain that this Code of Conduct makes it very difficult for me to accept them. If I feel I am in a situation where that does not work and I can’t refuse a gift because it would seriously offend somebody or damage the relationship, I will report the gift to my supervisor and project manager and give it to HiiL.

I will not refer or hire any family members.

I will not commercially deal with the foundation as a HiiL staff member or if am a Board member.

I will also notify HiiL if I face any criminal charges prior and during my employment that may impede my ability to perform the duties of my position subject to national legislation.

I am responsible for the use of information, equipment, money and resources

I will use my discretion when handling sensitive or confidential information. For this, I will comply with HiiL’s information security policy.

I will appropriately account for all HiiL money and property.

Apart from that I will not

  • Commit theft of employee or company property
  • Participate in any other activities during work hours that could be categorized as a gross misuse of company space and equipment, such as: cryptocurrency mining, gambling, visiting known virus sites, pornographic sites, sexist sites, anything discriminatory or offensive.

I will help protect the health, safety, security and welfare of all HiiL employees, consultants, clients and partners

I will always comply with HiiL’s Safety and Security Guidelines.

I will behave in such a way as to avoid any unnecessary risk to the safety, health and welfare of myself and others, including clients, partner organizations and beneficiaries.

I will use my best endeavours to protect the natural environment and work in a sustainable way.