Code of conduct

Our vision is that over time, all the lives we touch no longer need the help we give.


RRI’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDPs and other people of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. RRI has therefore developed the Code of Conduct as an integral part of all contracts of employment and conditions of service.

  • The Code of Conduct is intended to serve as a guide for how to uphold the ethical foundation of the organisation’s views and actions
  • The Code of Conduct identifies minimum standards of behaviour for staff
  • The Code of Conduct aims to help staff to ensure that we protect the communities we work with and that our work does not put the people of concern at greater risk
  • The Code of Conduct applies to all staff and anyone representing RRI. The employees are personally and collectively responsible for maintaining these standards


Some of the main topics are:
      • Respect and dignity for other people and cultures
      • High standards of personal and professional conduct
      • Avoid conflict of interest
      • Protect, manage and utilise financial and material resources in a responsible way
      • Caution and discretion in regards to information and media
      • No involvement in criminal and unethical activities
      • Promotion of safety, health and welfare
      • Prohibition against sexual exploitation and abuse

As local laws and customs may differ from one country to another, the Code of Conduct is based on international legal standards, the International Code of Conduct in Disaster Relief, the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response.

 Code of Conduct