The IFRC is deeply committed to helping create safe environments free of harm or threat to the dignity of our personnel and the people we serve.
In 2007 we introduced a revised staff code of conduct to enhance the safety of our working environments. This revised code of conduct sets out the responsibilities of all people working for or representing the IFRC, including Geneva and field-based staff, consultants, volunteers, and interns.
When working under the Red Cross Red Crescent emblems, we are personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the values and principles these emblems represent.
We are individually called on to respect the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, uphold the values of respect, dignity and integrity, and to exhibit the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct at all times and in all circumstances.
The staff code of conduct includes an enhanced focus on our values as an organization and explains the obligations of IFRC representatives in light of the different security demands and needs of each location and operation. This text reflects our commitment as an organization to protect the dignity of vulnerable people and the conduct that is consistent with this aim.