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Code of Ethics
David Norman, our president, holds the designation, "Certified Management
Consultant," from the Institute of Management Consultants, the only
accrediting body requiring client references, evidence of successful
engagements, and completion of a sitting examination on ethical practices. The
following is the Code of Ethics adopted by the Institute
of Management Consultants on January 8, 1991. We at DNA adhere
strictly to this code of ethics.
- We will serve our
clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity.
- We will keep client
information and records of client engagements confidential and will use
proprietary client information only with the client's permission.
- We will not take
advantage of confidential client information for ourselves or our
- We will not allow conflicts
of interest which provide a competitive advantage to one client through
our use of confidential information from another client who is a direct
competitor without that competitor's permission.
- We will accept only
engagements for which we are qualified by our experience and
- We will assign staff
to client engagements in accord with their experience, knowledge, and
- We will immediately
acknowledge any influences on our objectivity to our clients and will
offer to withdraw from a consulting engagement when our objectivity or
integrity may be impaired.
- We will agree
independently and in advance on the basis for our fees and expenses and
will charge fees and expenses that are reasonable, legitimate, and
commensurate with the services we deliver and the responsibility we
- We will disclose to
our clients in advance any fees or commissions that we will receive for
equipment, supplies or services we recommend to our clients.
- We will respect the
intellectual property rights of our clients, other consulting firms,
and sole practitioners and will not use proprietary information or
methodologies without permission.
- We will not
advertise our services in a deceptive manner and will not misrepresent
the consulting profession, consulting firms, or sole practitioners.
- We will report
violations of this Code of Ethics.
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