PTF is committed to conducting all aspects of its activities in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and adhering to the highest standards of business conduct and ethics. PTF’s mission – to support civil society organizations (CSOs) of developing countries in their fight against corruption – especially demands that it carry out its activities in accordance with the core values of integrity and honesty, and that transparency, openness and responsiveness to public concerns are integral to its behavior and the behavior of the organizations with which it partners or which receive funds from PTF.
In recognition of the unique values and mission statement of PTF, its global not-for-profit status, and its responsibilities to its patrons, partners and the general public, PTF has enacted a Code of Conduct and Ethics to define the minimum standards of expected behavior, provide guidance in recognizing and addressing ethical issues which may arise, establish mechanisms and procedures for reporting unethical conduct, and promote and maintain a culture of honesty and accountability in all activities.
PTF takes seriously its obligation to prevent violations of legal provisions and ethical standards. If, through the acts of any of its employees, consultants, directors, volunteers or agents, PTF is in violation of applicable law or its ethical obligations, such conduct should be immediately reported.
The objective of PTF’s document retention policy is to enhance compliance with IRS regulations, the Sarbanes Oxley Act and funder requirements.