Meantime Communications’ Code of Conduct

Meantime’s Code of Conduct  is designed to provide all employees with guidelines for appropriate professional conduct. It is intended not as a statement of new beliefs or a codification of new rules of conduct, but as a reaffirmation of enduring values and practices.

We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all employees to follow our code of conduct.

We are members of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) www.prca.org.uk. The PRCA exists to uphold standards in the public relations and communications industry. Therefore, all members are automatically subscribed to the Codes of Conduct and Professional Charter and upholding the rules and standards set out are a continuous condition of membership to the PRCA.

You can read the full PRCA Code of Conduct here

Meantime staff are also members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations –www.cipr.co.uk.

All members of the CIPR are bound by its Code of Conduct. They make the commitment on joining and annually when they renew their membership.

Members are expected to develop the ethical competence to apply the Code to decisions they make throughout their career. This is at the heart of the CIPR’s approach to professional standards.

Under the principles of the Code, members of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations agree to:

  • Maintain the highest standards of professional endeavour, integrity, confidentiality, financial propriety and personal conduct
  • Deal honestly and fairly in business with employers, employees, clients, fellow professionals, other professions and the public
  • Respect, in their dealings with other people, the legal and regulatory frameworks and codes of all countries where they practice
  • Uphold the reputation of, and do nothing that would bring into disrepute, the public relations profession or the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • Respect and abide by this Code and related Notes of Guidance issued by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and ensure that others who are accountable to them (e.g. subordinates and sub-contractors) do the same
  • Encourage professional training and development among members of the profession in order to raise and maintain professional standards generally.

You can read the full CIPR Code of Conduct here

Meantime’s Code of Conduct policy applies to all of our employees regardless of employment agreement or rank.

Meantime’s values are

  • To be professional in all aspects of our day-to-day conduct,
    both internally and externally.
  • To be innovative in our approach.
  • To be ethical in all aspects of our day-to-day activity.
  • To be methodical in our approach to every task.
  • To be personal to our client base.
  • To be loyal to our clients and to the sectors in which we work.

Compliance with law

All employees must protect our company’s legality. They should comply with all environmental, safety and fair dealing laws. We expect employees to be ethical and responsible when dealing with our company’s finances, products, partnerships and public image.

Respect in the workplace

All employees should respect their colleagues. We won’t allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment or victimization. Employees should conform with our equal opportunity policy in all aspects of their work, from recruitment and performance evaluation to interpersonal relations.

Professionalism

All employees must show integrity and professionalism in the workplace:

  • Corruption

We prohibit briberies for the benefit of any external or internal party.

  • Job duties

All employees should fulfill their job duties with integrity and respect toward customers, stakeholders and the community.

  • Collaboration

Employees should be friendly and collaborative. They should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work.

  • Communication

All employees must be open for communication with their colleagues, supervisors or team members.

All employees should read and follow our company policies. If they have any questions, they should ask their managers or Human Resources (HR) department.