Ethical Principle 1:
The ombuds treats others with respect, dignity and goodwill.
Ethical Principle 2:
The ombds is truthful in all communications
Ethical Principle 3:
The ombuds holds all communications with those seeking assistance in strict confidence, except in the presence of an imminent threat of serious harm.
Ethical Principle 4:
The ombuds is independent to the highest degree possible within the structure of the organization, acting freely and in a manner that does not obligate others.
Ethical Principle 5:
The ombuds is neutral and impartial
Ethical Principle 6:
The ombuds promotes fairness and justice in the policies, procedures, and practices of the organization within the aforementioned ethical principles.