Ethics statement

The Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) in its role as Australia’s leading body advocating for shareholders and investors, is committed to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, openness and accountability. As an organisation, the ASA takes a zero-tolerance approach to any form of corruption, discrimination, bullying or fraud in the course of our business activities.

The ASA promotes an organisational culture that takes ethical considerations into account in its decision making process and encourages ethical principles that arise from consultation with and responsiveness to the organisation’s members, employees, volunteers, sponsors and suppliers. The ASA is committed to ensuring the highest standard of ethical practices including the provision of safe working conditions, and ensuring that all ethical decision making occurs within the context of managing relationships with respect and in a straight forward manner.

The ASA acknowledges that ethical decision making can sometimes be complex and believes in systematic critical reflection, evaluation and judgement. Our organisational culture encourages being open, accountable, transparent, collaborative and inclusive, while observing appropriate confidentiality.

ASA board members, employees, volunteers, sponsors and suppliers are expected to embrace and promote the highest professional ethical values including respect for others, fairness, equity, diversity, responsibility and transparency. We endorse collaboration as the cornerstone of effective business practice.