Code of Conduct
WUSATA programs and projects have built a strong reputation worldwide for honesty, integrity and high standards.
Preserving trust in WUSATA programs and projects is the responsibility of all companies and individual that participate. This Code of Conduct outlines some of the common values needed to achieve the appropriate standards.
Acceptance of, and adherence to this Code is a condition of participation in a WUSATA supported program or project. WUSATA reserves the right to deny participation to any company if, in its sole opinion, a participant’s business conduct or ethical behavior may cast a negative light on WUSATA’s programs, projects or services.
- Comply with all applicable local, state, federal, foreign or international laws and regulations.
- Respect the human rights and dignity of others.
- Treat all persons and entities in a professional and respectful manner.
- Cooperate reasonably with other related organizations and work with them to advance the food and agricultural exporting industry.
- Present their company and products honestly.
- Avoid unfair or deceptive practices.
- Conduct any relationship with honesty, fairness and objectivity.
- Not make false, fictitious or misleading claims.
- Not conceal a material fact.
- Not offer employment, business opportunities, improper payments, gratuities or gifts to influence present or future actions.
- Disclose conflicting business interests.
- Ensure that working environments are safe.
- Not share information contained in confidential and private correspondence and documentation.
- Respect the intellectual property rights, patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or any other proprietary business information of others.
- Acknowledge that lawful, reasonable competition for business among participants is customary and to be encouraged.
- Comply with contractual obligations in good faith.