Supply Chain Code of Ethics

All employees of the York Region District School Board occupy positions of public trust and confidence. They are expected to discharge their duties and responsibilities in a professional and impartial manner.

It is imperative that the Employees of the Board be and be seen to be acting in the best interests of the public they serve. Employee would compromise themselves in the discharge of their duties by being in or being perceived to be in a conflict of interest, by contravening any law, by disclosing confidential business, personnel or student information, or by misappropriating Board resources.

This Code of Ethics is applicable to all Employees of the Board.

Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) - Supply Chain Code of Ethics

Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.

I. Personal Integrity and Professionalism

All individuals involved with purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all supply chain activities within and between BPS organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. All participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.

II. Accountability and Transparency

Supply chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.

III. Compliance and Continuous Improvement

All individuals involved in purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. All individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.

IV. Conflict of Interest

Trustees and employees must avoid situations which might result in an actual or apparent conflict of interest, and conduct themselves accordingly. Please refer to Board Policy #222.0 – Conflict of Interest.