We are pleased to have supported the National Housing Federation (NHF) and Campbell Tickell in preparing the new Code of Conduct, which was issued in May 2022.
The Code is structured around four main areas:
- acting in the best interests of the association and its residents;
- behaving with integrity;
- conducting yourself professionally and treating others well; and
- protecting yourself, others and the environment.
Echoing key changes in the NHF Code of Governance 2020, there is a stronger focus in the new Code of Conduct on issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion and being accountable to residents. The new Code of Conduct also more clearly sets out distinctions between the expectations of board members and those of employees, when compared to the previous 2012 version.
It is a requirement of the NHF Code of Governance 2020 that boards adopt and adhere to a code of conduct, and we anticipate that many RPs will quickly move the 2022 Code of Conduct, particularly given its alignment with the requirements of the 2020 Code of Governance.
A copy of the new Code of Conduct can be obtained by NHF members here.
For more information, please contact Gemma Bell.