Gifts or benefits must not be offered to City of Sydney staff.
All City of Sydney staff and business partners must disclose any potential and actual conflicts of interest.
Information which is marked confidential, or which a reasonable person would expect to be confidential, should be treated as such.
In business relationships with us, parties will respect each other’s intellectual property rights and will formally negotiate any access, licence or use of intellectual property.
Where equipment or resources are supplied by us, they must only be used for the agreed official purpose.
All contractors and sub-contractors are expected to comply with the statement of business ethics. If you employ sub-contractors in your work with us you must make them aware of this statement.
Statement of business ethics
Staff, which includes employees, contractors, consultants and volunteers, are bound by the our code of conduct. They are accountable for their actions and are expected to:
use public resources effectively and efficiently
encourage fair and transparent competition while seeking value for money
protect confidential and proprietary information
deal fairly, ethically and honestly with all individuals and organisations
disclose any situation that involves or could be perceived to involve a conflict of interest
not seek or accept financial or other benefits for performing official duties
treat all potential suppliers with impartiality and fairness and given equal access to information
all procurement activities and decisions will be fully and clearly documented to provide an effective audit trail.
We require all providers of goods and services to:
comply with our procurement policies and procedures
declare any actual or perceived conflicts of interest as soon as you become aware of them
act ethically, fairly and honestly in all dealings with us
take all reasonable measures to prevent the disclosure of confidential information
provide accurate and reliable advice and information when requested
not offer City of Sydney staff any financial inducements or any gifts or other benefits which may influence or be seen as influencing them.
By complying with this statement of business ethics, you will be able to advance your business objectives and interests with us fairly and ethically.
You should also be aware of the consequences of not complying with our ethical requirements. Demonstrated corrupt or unethical conduct could lead to termination of contracts and loss of future work.
If you have any questions or wish to provide information about suspected corrupt or unethical conduct, please contact the Manager Risk & Governance by telephone or in writing.
Employees and contractors reporting serious wrongdoing such as corrupt conduct, maladministration or serious waste of public funds are protected by the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022. The act protects public officials disclosing corruption-related matters from reprisal or detrimental action and ensures disclosures are dealt with properly.