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Code of Conduct

1. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands  (“EMCRC”) sets certain basic expectations regarding the conduct of those who work in any capacity for or on behalf of EMCRC, and for third parties which come into contact with EMCRC.

2. This policy may be updated from time to time and does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment.

3. Those who work in any capacity for or on behalf of EMCRC, or who come into contact with EMCRC in connection with their engagement with EMCRC and its partners, will:

3.1. be treated with respect, courtesy, and professionalism;

3.2. act with honesty and integrity;

3.3. demonstrate openness and inclusivity;

3.4. promote diversity;

3.5. not tolerate racism, sexism, or any other form of prejudice or intolerance;

3.6. not engage in unlawful discrimination;

3.7. refrain from engaging in any conduct which could be construed as amounting to harassment, victimisation or bullying;

3.8. not conduct themselves in a threatening or intimidating manner;

3.9. not use disparaging, ridiculing, offensive or insulting behaviour, language or gestures;

3.10. comply with all applicable laws and regulations;

3.11. work in a collegiate and collaborative manner, where appropriate;

3.12. respect confidential and commercially sensitive information, and will enter into and comply

with any necessary agreements in this regard;

3.13. avoid and, where necessary, report any actual or potential conflict of interest;

3.14. avoid behaving in a way which discredits EMCRC or undermines public trust and confidence in EMCRC and/or its activities; and,

3.15. challenge and report any behaviour which does not accord with this Code of Conduct.

4. Any failure to comply with this Code of Conduct will be dealt with in a timely and proportionate manner, having regard to the severity and impact of any actual, suspected or alleged breach. Serious or repetitive breaches by persons working for EMCRC or on its behalf in any capacity may constitute gross misconduct and result in disciplinary action in respect of employees, or in the termination of contractual arrangements in respect of others. Serious or repetitive breaches by

third parties coming into contact with EMCRC in connection with EMCRC business may result in the termination of contractual arrangements.


Version 2. 06/2023.

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