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SA Code of Coduct

Code of Conduct and Ethics (May 2018)

1. AIDN-SA will facilitate local defence and industry engagements (including Primes) relevant to current and proposed Defence and Security projects; generate collaborative partnerships and industry-sector alliances; provide supply chain development and diversification programs; research and promulgate market intelligence; support business missions and trade shows; contribute to workforce planning; and links industry with federal and state/territory government programs in skills training, innovation, technology and asset development, specialisation, and export readiness.

2. This Code reflects the common desire of AIDN-SA Members to engage in appropriate business within the defence and security sectors without compromising basic principles of ethics and integrity in the way in which that business is done.

3. The AIDN-SA Executive Committee, the Executive Officer and Administrative Staff, in accepting and discharging the duties of their office, undertake to abide by this Code at all times.

4. Each AIDN-SA Member is similarly expected to abide by this Code in their dealings with other members and in their business activities generally.

5. If advice or clarification is needed concerning this Code, or Members have suggestions for improvement, please contact the SA President.

Fundamental Principles
1. AIDN-SA recognises that each Member’s first responsibility is to its own business. The manner in which a Member deals, in the course of its business, with other members, as well as Government, competitors, business partners, sub-contractors and suppliers is however of significant, if not equal, importance.

2. In all such business dealings, and at all times, AIDN-SA Members undertake to act:
2.1. ethically, honestly and in good faith;
2.2. with fairness, openness and transparency; and
2.3. in compliance with this Code.

3. AIDN-SA Members undertake to not engage in, nor condone or accept practices by others, that involve:
3.1. misrepresentation, misleading or deceptive conduct;
3.2. breaches or misuse of other parties confidential information or intellectual property rights;
3.3. unconscionable, oppressive or anti-competitive conduct;
3.4. acting in a conflict of interest situation, without disclosing such conflict to all parties;
3.5. sharp commercial practices particularly towards SMEs, being practices that, while not illegal, are potentially dishonest, unethical or involve dishonourably taking advantage of market position; or
3.6. excessive uninvited marketing approaches to Members, including the sending of any unsolicited marketing e-mails without the express prior permission of the recipient.

4. Members will support to the best of their abilities, the good standing and reputation of AIDN-SA and its efforts to promote the interests of all Members in winning work in the defence and security sectors.
5. Members will co-operate and collaborate with each other wherever possible and appropriate.
6. Members will support AIDN-SA in its initiatives, including through Government funding, to improve the productivity, skills and innovative capabilities of the whole SA defence support industry.

Contact: President: Gary Bettcher Mobile: 0409 694 036 E-mail: