One of APMP’s powerful contributions to the profession is its code of ethics. It’s hidden away on the APMP website, and is well worth a read if you’ve not looked at it lately:
Members of the APMP are expected to:
- 1. Comply with rules, government regulations, and laws in their respective countries, as well as other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies.
- 2. Ensure compliance with all rules concerning interaction with clients and Government liaisons.
- 3. Protect sensitive information and comply with all legal requirements for the disclosure of information.
- 4. Avoid conflicts of interest, or the appearance of same, and disclose to their employer or client any circumstances that may influence their judgment and objectivity.
- 5. Ensure that a mutual understanding of the objectives, scope, work plan, and fee arrangements has been established before accepting any assignment.
- 6. Represent the proposal profession with integrity in their relationships with employers, clients, colleagues, and the general public.
- 7. When in doubt about how to resolve an ethical dilemma, confer with a person you trust—one who is not directly involved in the outcome.