We will operate with integrity and seek to build trust in all we do. We will safeguard information we have obtained through chaplain care relationships.
We will demonstrate confidentiality and protect the privacy and welfare of persons or groups to whom we provide chaplain care. We will never place information about employees in the company’s personnel files. Private information will not be disclosed to anyone by the chaplain without the employee’s permission. All communications between the chaplain and employees are confidential and will not be disclosed to management unless it violates the law or involves potential harm to human life or company well-being.*
We will show sensitivity regarding the moral, cultural, social, and religious standards of people with whom we have a chaplaincy care relationship. We will avoid imposing our beliefs on others; although we may express them when invited to do so.
We will care for all employees regardless of race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, or religious preference. Our work is non-denominational and non-sectarian. We will strive to serve and care for all with whom we come into contact. We view all forms of sexual behavior and/or harassment of our clients as unethical and inappropriate.
We will strive to honor God; to be honorable people; and to be respectful of each other, our clients, and other stakeholders.
In summary, we will strive to live out The Four Way Test created by H.J. Taylor and used extensively by Rotary International as a code of business conduct and ethical standard. Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
*Local, state and federal laws require full disclosure in cases of child abuse or where personal safety is at risk.