"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."
- William Penn, Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania
Code of Conduct
At The Landing Zone Parrot Sanctuary, Inc. we value the highest ethical conduct of all corporate employees, Board members, and volunteers. The organization is guided by integrity, conservancy, respect for people, animals, and cultures; commitment to diversity, and tangible recorded results. These values are reflected in our Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
As part of our Code of Conduct, every employee, Board member and volunteer acting on behalf of TLZPS is expected to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in every country, state, or locality in which TLZPS operates. If there is a conflict between the law and TLZPS policies, employees and volunteers are expected to comply with the stricter of the two unless to do so would be a violation of the law. Employees, Board members and volunteers are expected to comply with this Code of Conduct and are required to report, promptly, any violations or perceived violations.
Policies and Procedures
In addition to its Code of Conduct, TLZPS has a Policies and Procedures Manual that provides clear direction to achieve TLZPS's mission in accordance with the highest legal and ethical standards. Compliance with the Manual is overseen by the treasurer of the Board. At the Board's discretion as the corporation grows, an officer will be appointed by the chairman of the Board to ensure compliance and report to the treasurer. The Manual includes, among others, policies and procedures on conflicts of interest, confidential information, lobbying limitations, participation in candidate elections, reporting suspected violations of law or policy (Whistle-blower Policy), equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and diversity, workplace harassment prevention and reporting, and records management.
All employees, Board members, and volunteers are required to read the Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures Manual and acknowledge by initialing on letterhead paper to be kept with corporate files that indicate they have done so. The Manual will be available for reference on request in the office.