"Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember;
involve me and I understand"
Halifax is committed to the highest ethical standards.
Our business philosophy is based on a long-term vision. This requires a reputation for consistency and integrity which we are constantly at pains to build. We are responsible to our clients, partners, employees and the communities in which we work. Honesty, transparency and sustainability are the foundation of our relationships.
Legality We shall fully respect both the letter and spirit of the law in our countries of operation.
Corruption Our staff shall never offer nor accept a bribe or other form of irregular payment or incentive. We shall not seek to improperly influence decisions affecting our business. We do not offer 'influence'.
Conflict of interest We shall actively avoid conflicts of interest and the appearance of them. In case of doubt, we will disclose to the client any circumstance or interest that might influence judgment or objectivity.
Interests of the client We shall serve our clients with integrity and objectivity, respecting full confidentiality and intellectual property rights.
Fair partnerships We shall maintain fair and transparent agreements with our partners.
Employees Both long and short-term staff shall be treated with respect, remunerated fairly and paid on time. We shall respect the integrity, professionalism and creativity of our staff, providing clear directions without micro-management.
Non-discrimination and equal opportunity In both our project work and our internal relationships we shall treat all people equally, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age or political belief. We shall seek to provide equal opportunities to disadvantaged groups.
Community engagement In addition to the client’s needs we shall be aware of the specific needs of the societies in which we work, and tailor our approach accordingly. We shall actively seek opportunities to use our skills to the benefit of the community in which we are established without seeking profit from such actions.
Respect for the environment We shall at all times maintain an awareness of the natural environment and the effects that our work may have upon it. We shall seek to actively promote energy saving measures and other environmental protection initiatives.