TRMA Member Code of Conduct
KAWENGA WHAKAAKO (April 2023)
Te Rōpū Marutau o Aotearoa (TRMA) Member Code of Conduct
As a member of Te Ropu Marutau o Aotearoa you represent a Professional Maori Health and Safety entity and charity. On becoming a member of TRMA, members agree to abide by its code of conduct.
- Kaitiakitanga – Responsibility
- Act responsibly and competently to improve health and safety.
- Prioritize the health, safety, and welfare of workers and other stakeholders.
- Ensure work carried out by others under their direction is performed competently, honestly, and with integrity.
- Avoid engaging in any illegal or unprofessional practices.
- Honour responsibilities to TRMA, their profession, employer, client, colleagues, and themselves.
- Avoid behaviour that could harm the reputation of TRMA and the profession.
- Comply with relevant legislation, including Fair Trading Act and Privacy Act.
- Co-operate and support TRMA and its activities.
- Preserve the confidentiality of information acquired through membership.
- Make informed decisions adhering to relevant laws, regulations, and recognized standards of practice.
- Ngākau nui me te pono – Integrity and honesty
- Perform work with integrity, honesty, and equity while adhering to legal principles.
- Provide advice, opinions, or statements in an honest, objective, impartial, and efficient manner.
- Consider the consequences of their advice.
- Ngā Wāhanga Whakapaukaha- Areas of competence
- Perform work within their areas of competence and acknowledge limitations.
- Only make public statements claiming professional knowledge if competent and consistent with TRMA Code of Conduct.
- Continuously develop professional competence and encourage others to do the same.
- Do not falsely represent professional qualifications.
- Ngā whakararuraru ture – Conflict of interest
- Identify and disclose real or perceived conflicts of interest to affected parties.
- Disclose significant financial or other interests that may influence impartiality.
- Use a professional approach in all business activities with other members.
- Avoid letting personal interests influence professional judgement and inform relevant parties of conflicts.
- Whakapaukaha i te Whakapaukaha Ture – External communication
- Do not comment on behalf of TRMA without written approval from Board to Trustees.
- Members are not responsible for acts of others, except in cases of dishonesty, negligence, or breach of duty.