The Principles of Conduct


To enhance confidence in nuclear power, vendors undertake to:

6.1 Comply with highest ethical standards in their interactions with Regulators and Customers;

6.2 Communicate with good faith, and in the spirit of transparency, about these principles;

6.3 Promote worker safety and protect public health and the environment;

6.4 Take into account the principle of sustainable development, including the effects of projects on the environment and society;

6.5 Proactively cooperate with Customers to inform and consult in a participatory manner with nearby communities regarding public information about planned project activities and their potential social and environmental effects;

6.6 Have in place internal programs to discourage corruption and conflicts of interest and to encourage compliance with anticorruption laws, such as those implementing the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and/or the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and seek to obtain a reciprocal commitment from Customers;

6.7 Respect through word and deed fundamental labor rights, including the prohibitions on child and forced labor, non-discrimination in employment, and the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining;

6.8 Respect human rights pursuant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognizing that States bear responsibility for protecting human rights; and

6.9 Encourage their suppliers, subcontractors, and other participants in the nuclear power plant industry to demonstrate the same respect for these ethical commitments.