Code of Conduct

FEED’s Code of Conduct is also the heart and soul of our organization. It is a simple set of principles, values, behaviors and relationships guidance that FEED considers significant and fundamental to our organization’s successful operation, also serving as a framework for ethical decision making within our stakeholder community.

FEED stakeholders – whether Employees, Board Members, Management, Ambassadors, Advisors, Vendors, Partners and Beneficiaries are all required to be informed of and comply with our Code of Conduct:

  • Strictly obey the applicable laws and regulations governing our business conduct at all times, respective also of cultural diversity practices endorsed by our stakeholders.
  • Be truthful, just and fair in all your FEED activities, dealings and relationships.
  • Avoid all conflicts of interest between work and personal matters, and resort to balanced resolution of disputes justly.
  • Nurture an atmosphere in which professional business practices extend to every member of the diverse FEED community.
  • Strive to create a safe and healthy workplace and always protect the environment, adhering to nature conservation and sustainable development principles protecting people, planet, peace, prosperity and partners.
  • Through leadership at all levels, sustain a culture where ethical conduct is recognized, valued and exemplified by all FEED stakeholders.

The Context

The mission of FEED is to give back to nature by (re-)connecting the public at large through the experience of pragmatic community engagement activities, designed and implemented based on proven, tried & tested, and effective science- and practice-based approaches, including:

  • Providing Scholarships for Qualified Leaders – in applied research in agro-forestry, environmental, fisheries, and other sustainable sciences offered by leading academic and other partner institutions (UPLB, DMMMSU, DENR, etc);
  • Organizing Tree-Plantings from “Ridge to Reef” – as identified by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – requiring community based disaster relief management (CBDRM) solutions tackling 70% lost forest cover across the Philippines, from critical watersheds to marine protection in line with “best practice” Nature Conservation practices – to protect all parts of Nature: Humans, animals, and plants;
  • Reaching out to Deserving Beneficiaries in Critical Areas – as identified by qualified authorities in the Philippines and in response to the market’s requirements, including public elementary schools, puroks and barangays in need of greater environmental and education support; and
  • Strategic Partnerships for Scalability and Impact – in terms of diversification of FEED’s international donation, research and tree-planting funding sources.

An analysis of current education & environmental goals and targets reveals that the successful ones are built on general support from society and a scientific consensus that the problem exists and is urgent. The ones making most progress tend to be embedded in effective governance regimes, and be easier to implement because solutions are readily available.

A key to success also seems to be that goals are underpinned by specific and measurable targets, worked through in partnership between the public, private, NGO and all sectors of society.

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