ZOA Code of Conduct

ZOA supports people who suffer because of armed conflict or natural disasters, in helping them to rebuild their livelihoods. We call on our constituency and partners, in the North and in the South, to take responsibility and get involved. We provide maximum added value to those we support and those who support us. ZOA has defined four core values that guide collective actions: human dignity, faithfulness,  stewardship and justice.

ZOA Code of Conduct in short

We treat everybody equally 
Our staff members will not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, political convictions, religion, or for any other reason.

We protect vulnerable groups 
Our staff members will do their utmost best to protect all vulnerable groups, especially children, against harassment, exploitation, and sexual abuse or threat of abuse.

We avoid conflicts of interest 
Our staff members observe the highest standards of honesty and integrity, and will not abuse their position for any financial or other personal gain.

We use internet properly 
Our staff members will not visit pornographic, racist, discriminating, or abusive internet sites.

We stay away from alcohol and drugs 
Our staff members will not use, distribute, sell, be in possession of, or under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs at work.

We adhere to our duty to report 
Our staff members will report all breaches of the ZOA Code of Conduct immediately and with the utmost discretion.