1.1 PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT – THE CODE
All Association Members must undertake to abide by the Code of Professional Conduct as set out below -
1.1.1 The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA) is the professional body representing the interests of cleaning & facilities management. Its function is to promote high standards, to foster professionalism and to emphasise the responsibility of Association Members to society, to their clients and to each other as outlined in this Code of Conduct (The Code).
1.1.2 The code cannot claim to be comprehensive so, where dilemmas remain, Association Members are expected to interpret the Code within its overall spirit and seek guidance from the Board through the Office.
1.1.3 This code is issued by MECA for compliance by all classes of membership.
1.1.4 As a condition of membership of MECA, all members undertake to be bound by the Articles of Association, Bylaws, Policies and Procedures and Regulations of MECA and to abide by the code.
1.1.5 Members should conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting a professional of MECA and in no circumstances to engage in any act or behaviour that could bring MECA or its membership into disrepute.
The principles of the code are selflessness, honesty and integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness and disclosure, respect for others, duty to uphold the law, stewardship and leadership.
1.1.6 Members who are entitled to use post-nominal letters which include the expression ‘MECA’ will be notified of this entitlement by the office. Members without entitlement may not, in any circumstances, use such post-nominal letters.
1.1.7 Association Members shall refrain from using their membership or the name of MECA to promote the products or services of their company or for any personal gain.
1.1.8 Association Members shall undertake to develop their careers using the framework of the Continuous Professional Development programme provided by the MECA and to undertake to keep abreast of new knowledge and techniques and to share that information wherever and whenever appropriate for the general benefit of their professional colleagues.
1.1.9 Members shall participate whenever possible in the activities of MECA and promote and protect the interests of the Association.
1.1.10 Members shall promote the education and training of facilities managers wherever practical.
1.1.12 Members should have due regard to the effects of their work on the environment. They should seek to minimise any direct or indirect harm their work might cause and promote methods of working which are eco- friendly.
1.1.13 Members should seek to encourage the conservation of energy and the recycling of used products, packaging and materials.
1.1.14 Members shall not issue public statements on behalf of their clients or their employers or MECA without the expressed agreement, preferably in writing, of those parties.
1.1.15 Association Members may not use the title or logo of MECA without the expressed written authority of the Board of MECA.
1.1.16 Association Members are required in all their dealings to act lawfully and to avoid any act or omission which might discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, colour, gender, age or religion.