Code of Ethics
Code of Good Behaviour
SMA acknowledges that in, meeting and delivering its vision, mission and values a high standard of behaviour by its Board, employees and members is essential.
Good behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
- SMA will not tolerate any forms of racial, religious or gender discrimination by its Board, employees or members.
- SMA Board, employees or members will communicate in a professional manner in all verbal and written forms of communication, including telephone, letter and email.
- SMA Board, employees or members will refrain from using language that is of an abusive, offensive or sexual nature in any forms of communication.
Application of the Code
Lack of awareness or misunderstanding of an ethical standard is not itself a defense to an allegation of unethical conduct.
Members are reminded that there are legislative and ethical requirements that apply to the use of their individual professional titles, and that where applicable, they must abide by such requirements.
Membership is bound to the SMA Code of Ethics. The SMA Ethics Committee shall administer, judge and enforce the SMA Code of Ethics.