Code of Conduct

About the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics has been adopted by the Project Developer Forum (PD Forum) Board of Directors. The Code is intended to establish a common and consistent framework across the PD Forum membership and affiliate membership. It provides direction and clarification in how we conduct our daily business in developing carbon emission reduction projects in international carbon markets. High business ethics and personal integrity ensure our credibility and reputation as a group and formal adoption of the code is a requirement of membership.

The Code addresses the following topics:

  • PD Forum Shared Values
  • Compliance with All Laws, Rules, Regulations and this Code
  • Quality of Public Disclosures
  • Fair Dealing
  • Interacting With Government Officials
  • Compliance with Antitrust laws
  • Environment, Health and Safety
  • Record Retention

At times, this Code requires ethical conduct higher than that required by the law. PD Forum Members, Executive Committee Representatives and directors are expected and required to conduct themselves according to the language and spirit of this Code and seek to avoid even the appearance of improper behaviour. Compliance with this Code must rank higher than purely commercial considerations connected with the development of carbon reduction projects in international carbon markets. Even well intentioned actions that violate the law or this Code may result in negative consequences for the PD Forum and for the members involved.

View the full code here.