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Code of Conduct

This policy outlines the rights and responsibilities of BIEPA members. Our aim is for all members to have a safe and enjoyable experience working on BIEPA projects. We also need to make sure members don't inadvertently harm BIEPA's reputation or disrupt other projects.

Member Etiquette

We are all volunteers donating our time to BIEPA so it's vital to our success that we're all able to do so without stress or discouragement. Being a BIEPA member should be fun and rewarding. 


All BIEPA members can expect to:

  • contribute to environmental projects and campaigns

  • be shown kindness and respect by other members

  • have their opinions listened to

  • have their privacy protected

  • safely participate in volunteering activities


All BIEPA members have a duty to:

  • get authorisation to organise activities or to campaign in BIEPA’s name

  • be kind and respectful in their interactions with others

  • listen with an open mind to opinions they may not agree with

  • protect the privacy of other members

  • ensure the safety of others when engaged in activities


Campaigning includes publishing news articles, social posts, or other public content claiming to represent the views of BIEPA as a whole. Anything we publish as BIEPA must be approved by an authorised BIEPA member, to avoid sending conflicting messages and undermining or derailing the work of our teams.


Project Involvement

We encourage all members to join one of our five Mission Teams to get involved in their projects and contribute to our overall mission.


There will often be additional responsibilities or restrictions when working on specific projects, so members should ask a team leader about these when joining projects. That includes compliance with applicable local, regional, national, and international laws highlighted by the team leaders.


Termination of Membership

Please note clause 8(2) in our constitution:


If a member:

(i) is convicted of an indictable offence; or

(ii) fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Rules; or

(iii) has membership fees in arrears for a period of six months or more; or

(iv) conducts himself in a manner considered to be injurious or prejudicial to the character or interests of the Association,

the Management Committee shall consider whether his membership shall be terminated.


More Information

Online membership applications require confirmation of agreement to this policy. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Management Committee at: contact@biepa.online


Updated:

24 Oct 2023

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