WAYS is committed to ensuring that it has systems and procedures in place to make sure that the funds that it spends (both public and private) are spent in an accountable manner and that its procurement activities are carried out with integrity, professionalism and transparency.
Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable supply chain.
- Personal Integrity and Professionalism
Individuals involved with supply chain activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all supply chain activities within the Agency and between the Agency, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.
- Accountability and Transparency
Supply chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for the Agency and public money. All participants must ensure that the Agency’s resources and public sector resources in particular, are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
- Compliance and Continuous Improvement
Individuals involved with purchasing or other supply chain activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. Individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.