Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics for The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals was developed to provide meeting planners of the Association with some broad ethical statements with which to guide their professional lives, and to identify relevant considerations when ethical uncertainties arise. It also provides a means for individuals new to the event management industry to learn about the ethical principles and standards that should guide the work of meeting professionals.
By joining The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals, meeting planners are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. The services provided by meeting planners of The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. The meeting planners of The Network of Latino Meeting Professionals must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.
The meeting planners of Network of Latino Meeting Professionals, in the fulfillment of their professional duties:
- Individuals shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
- Individuals shall perform services only in areas of their competence.
- Individuals shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
- Individuals shall act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
- Individuals shall avoid deceptive acts.
- Individuals shall conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
- Individuals shall provide all services competently.
- Individuals shall use every resource, including referral when appropriate, to ensure that high-quality service is provided.
- Individuals shall not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Individuals shall not misrepresent the professional credentials of persons providing services.
- Individuals shall adequately maintain and appropriately secure records of professional services rendered, research and scholarly activities conducted, and products dispensed and shall allow access to these records only when authorized or when required by law.
- Individuals shall not charge for services not rendered, nor shall they misrepresent services rendered, products dispensed, or research and scholarly activities conducted.
- Individuals whose professional services are adversely affected by substance abuse or other health-related conditions shall seek professional assistance and, where appropriate, withdraw from practice.