Rutgers expects from all employees, collaborative partners, donors, and key suppliers to conduct themselves with integrity and respect, and to maintain the highest ethical standards in their actions. Rutgers has laid down these standards in the Integrity Framework.
The integrity framework consists of:
To ensure that we can enforce these codes, the integrity framework also has a complaints procedure and a whistleblowing policy.
The code of conduct and reporting procedure are in place so that we can hold each other accountable. Ethics and standards refine by engaging with each other. Rutgers regularly engages with employees and other stakeholders to develop and strengthen our framework.
Our Code of Conduct and Integrity Framework are always evolving and are designed to prevent unwanted behaviour and applies to everyone who works for or with Rutgers. If you experience or see unwanted behaviour, Rutgers wants you to be able to report this safely through one of our reporting channels: a manager, the integrity officer or our (anonymous) reporting service. The anonymous reporting service is provided by our external partner WhistleB, to ensure anonymity
The integrity framework is developed with the Partos and CBF guidelines in mind. Rutgers is Partos 9001:2015 version 2018 certified and is audited annually on the implementation of the integrity policy.
To submit a report or any other questions about Integrity, please email our Integrity Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.