Statement of Principles and Ethical Rules

This statement sets out the principles of action and ethical rules that flow from Alexandria Agenda's vision and the shared values of its directors and associates. It is designed to ensure that directors, associates and other staff abide by these rules and principles.


Alexandria Agenda seeks to build long-term partnerships and find solutions that best meet the needs of clients and partners and contribute to society's wellbeing.

Alexandria Agenda believes that public and private organisations are responsible for how they do business and that they can create worthwhile products and services without exploiting the environment, other people or their staff.

In today's highly interdependent world, each enterprise has many stakeholders: owners and shareholders, employees, customers and clients, colleagues in other enterprises, suppliers, local communities, the wider public at home and abroad, and the environment. Due consideration must be given to all these interests.

Alexandria Agenda shall seek out clients and partners whose operations display high ethical standards and aim for best practice governance, and whose products and services are of high quality, environmentally sustainable, consistent with human rights and social justice principles, conducive to the peaceful settlement of disputes, and generally contribute to community wellbeing, the dignity of the human person and education.

Alexandria Agenda shall avoid collaboration with organisations which:

  1. exploit their staff through the payment of low wages or the provision of poor working conditions;
  2. market, promote or advertise products or services in a misleading or deceitful manner;
  3. engage in activities primarily for the purpose of speculative gain;
  4. knowingly entice people into financial over-commitment;
  5. create or encourage conditions conducive to hatreds and violent conflicts;
  6. discriminate by way of race, religion or sex in employment, marketing, or advertising practices;
  7. generally ignore or violate human rights.

Code of Conduct

The directors, associates and other staff shall show diligence and integrity in the exercise of their duties, acting at all times professionally and in a spirit of mutual respect and support.

Directors, associates and other staff are required to declare any responsibilities or posts outside Alexandria Agenda that could create a conflict of interest with their functions at Alexandria Agenda.

Directors, associates and staff are committed to respecting the principle of confidentiality and shall not publicly divulge information received in confidence from any client, partner or sponsoring organisation.

Alexandria Agenda shall ensure that its financial statements and activities are transparent to partners, sponsors and the public. Its accounts will be certified by an external auditor.

International Norms

All the principles outlined above are based on and seek to give effect to internationally accepted norms as articulated in major UN covenants and agreements, including:

  • United Nations Charter
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Laws of War, in particular the Geneva Conventions and additional Protocols
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals
  • United Nations Global Compact.