As a knowledge provider ICES depends both on the expertise of its participants, and on the perception of cooperation partners that ICES is independent, guided by integrity and objectivity.
ICES must facilitate a transparent and consistent handling of situations where conflicts of interest may arise, to avoid the creation of an appearance of impropriety that can undermine confidence in the person.
ICES stresses the importance to develop and sustain an open organizational culture where COI, and the measures dealing with COI can be freely raised and discussed.
The ICES Code of Conduct outlines how to address Conflicts of Interest.
Read the Code of Conduct.