Our Code of Conduct and Ethics protects the interests of the public and the reputation of our profession. Our Royal Charter demands that we require all of our members – regardless of grade, role or specialism – to uphold the obligations of the code. We encourage our members and our wider community to review the code and use it to reflect on their practice. 

Code of Conduct and Ethics

At the heart of the Code are five key virtues:

  • Positive and active impact on working lives
  • Civic virtue and stewardship
  • Good character
  • Professional service and competence
  • Personal responsibility

Read the Code of Conduct and Ethics >

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Ethics volunteers

A pool of trained volunteer panel members support the CIPD in considering alleged breaches of our Code of Conduct and Ethics

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How to Submit Alleged Breaches of the CIPD Code

Our Code of Conduct and Ethics sets standards for CIPD members as individual professionals. You can submit an allegation if you think a member has breached the code.

Breaches of the Code Cases

If a Conduct Panel finds that the Code has been breached by a member, the CIPD considers whether to publish details of the case, the member and the sanction applied.

Certificates of Good Standing

What to expect if you make a request for a Certificate of Good Standing.

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