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Code of Conduct

Summary

We believe that all members of the Society of Land Referencers have a right to work in an environment which is safe, inclusive and where all of us feel respected, values and share a sense of belonging.

A code of conduct defines how people should act on a day-to-day basis.  It reflects daily activities and operations, our core values and the overall culture of the Society of Land Referencers (SoLR)  

All members of SoLR are required to observe the following Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct was approved unanimously by the SoLR Board of Directors dated 23 August 2023.

Code of Conduct

Members shall:

  1. Work towards the good of SoLR, respecting and complying with all other relevant policies.

  2. Have due regard for the security and wellbeing of other members.

  3. Conduct activities and communications without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, ethnic origin, religion, age or disability.

  4. Avoid abusive and inflammatory language, whether in person, by email, or by any other forms of communication, including social media. Bullying or harassment is completely unacceptable and will be considered a breach of this Code.

  5. Never make physical threats or behave in a manner intended to intimidate or bully another member.

  6. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive matters regarding members, disputes and other such matters, when carrying out one of the board, committee or supporting roles for SoLR unless authorised by the chair of the Board or Board of Directors to speak of it;

  7. Avoid conflict of interest, in particular when carrying out one of the committee or supporting roles for SoLR;

  8. Always report to the committee instances where they experience an attempt to bribe, including any fee or reward in kind;

  9. Comply with all laws, rules, regulations and requirements of UK Government, including but not limited to GDPR, environmental and health and safety legislation.

If a member of SoLR should know of, or become aware of any breach of this Code of Conduct by another member, they are under an obligation to notify the Board of Directors in writing to chair@SoLR.org.uk.

Whilst this Code of Conduct refers to members of SoLR, any breaches of it by non-members of SoLR will be referred to the police where appropriate.

Sanctions

Any breach of the Code of Conduct brought to the attention of the Committee will be investigated.  If found to have foundation, the Board of Directors has the authority to terminate or suspend membership of the SoLR under article 18 of the Society of Land Referencers Limited articles of association.

Our published Code of Conduct can be found here.

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