CODE OF CONDUCT

As political consultants, we play a mediatory role between economics, politics and the public; which presents us the challenge of maintaining the best interests of the client, ensuring as an objective of political consulting the protection of the common good when implementing the individual interests of a client.


The constant transition between the fields of politics, economics and the public thus demands a particular sensitivity and transparency in carrying out their work.


In the context of the process of professionalization within our organization, to present a clear sign of our transparency to the public and clients from the spheres of politics, economics and civil society, Khuzaie Associates has produced a self-contained code of conduct, its members are professionals from the fields of public affairs, policy consulting and campaign consulting.


Political consulting is an integral part of the democratic process. We respect and advance the basic principles of international law, and the guidelines of the national legislation, in particular the basic principles of freedom of speech, the right to information, independence of the media and the protection of individual rights, integrity, the maintaining of democratic rules of play, as well as respect for the democratic basic order creates the preconditions for debate regarding the foremost ideas and concepts. With this concept of self-definition, members of Khuzaie Associates stand for the professionalization of political consulting.


                                                                                                                                                                   


The members of Khuzaie Associates commit themselves to follow the following basic principles in carrying out their professional activities:


Truthfulness

A commitment to truthfulness with clients, political institutions, the media and the public. Khuzaie Associates members work solely with information that, to the best of their knowledge, reflects the truth. Close attention is paid to transparency and avoiding misinforming by utilizing false information. In carrying out their professional activities, they disclose the name of their client as long, as they are working on their behalf.


Discretion

A commitment to discretion: confidential information from current or previous clients is only to be passed on with their express consent. Furthermore, Khuzaie Associates members are careful to avoid potential professional conflicts of interest by simultaneously representing directly irreconcilable interests. The client is to be informed about any possible conflicts of interest.


No financial incentives

In the communication and realization of interests, Khuzaie Associates members do not exert any dishonest or illegal influences, especially not via direct or indirect financial incentives.


No discrimination

In their professional activities our team members commit themselves to allowing no form of racist, sexist, religious or other forms of discrimination, and from taking part in them.


Respect

Khuzaie Associates members treat clients and colleagues respectfully and are committed to respecting their professional and personal reputations.


Clear separation

In their professional consulting and representation, our team members hold in high regard the strict separation between, on the one hand, their professional activities, and, on the other hand, further political positions, mandates and functions.



No disrepute to profession

Each member of our team fundamentally avoids activities that could damage the reputation of the community of political consultants, political consulting or the public image of Khuzaie Associates.