• 30 Jul 2024
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IoD NI Code of Conduct Public consultation

We are seeking feedback on our Code of Conduct for Directors! We are particularly keen to get insights from those in our devolved nations and understand perspectives from Directors across the UK

Learn more about the IoD's newly commissioned Code of Conduct for Directors and share your views. Please join this virtual session with our Director of Policy and Governance, Roger Barker to discuss the Code of Conduct and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

On 6 June 2024 the IoD published a consultation document on a Code of Conduct for Directors. Produced by a commission chaired by Lord McNicol of West Kilbride and supported by BDO, it aims to provide a behavioural framework for directors to help build trust in UK business. The Code represents a voluntary commitment and is not intended to hold back directors or create a new burden of compliance.

The six key 'Principles of Director Conduct' are:

  • Leading by Example – demonstrating exemplary standards of behaviour in personal conduct and decision-making.
  • Integrity – acting with honesty, adhering to strong ethical values, and doing the right thing.
  • Transparency – communicating, acting and making decisions openly, honestly and clearly.
  • Accountability – taking personal responsibility for actions and their consequences.
  • Fairness – treating people equitably, without discrimination or bias.
  • Responsible Business – integrating ethical and sustainable practices into business decisions, taking into account societal and environmental impacts.

Read the consultation document here: IoD public consultation on a Code of Conduct for Directors | Institute of Directors 

We invite the business community and the general public to attend this 1-hour session to learn more about the Code of Conduct and have the opportunity to share your views as part of the public consultation process.

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