EURALARM CODE OF CONDUCT – 2015 – V2.0
EURALARM, the European Trade Association for the electronic Fire and Security Industry, states that EURALARM
With this Code of Conduct EURALARM aims at creating trust in the integrity of the sector among all parties and institutions concerned. The EURALARM Code of Conduct provides clear and mandatory rules to its members, thus reducing the risk of improper conduct. The EURALARM Board will impose sanctions if it becomes aware of any violation of this Code of Conduct.
This EURALARM Code of Conduct is only valid for EURALARM internal affairs. As far as member companies/ associations codes of conduct are existing, they are in higher priority in respect to compliance rules to be followed by the individual members and persons."
1. CONSULTATION AND DECISION MAKING WITHIN EURALARM
The following rules shall at all times be respected for all dealings within EURALARM:
1.2. PROHIBITED TOPICS
Members agree to abide strictly to antitrust rules. In particular the following topics are definitely prohibited at all times within and on behalf of EURALARM:
1.3. TOPICS THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION
The following topics might, under certain circumstances, present a problem from a competition law point of view. This means that these topics must at all times be discussed, within the context of the trade organisation, in proper consultation with an expert in the field of competition law:
1.4. POSITION PAPERS AND PRESS RELEASES
EURALARM ensures that no position paper or press release contains a wording that, intentionally or unintentionally, could suggest an arrangement, a uniform conduct or a recommendation by EURALARM or by member companies. Allowed wording includes:
Activities mentioned above shall be conducted in a way which does not prefer an individual member or a limited group of members.
2. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT: INDIVIDUAL MARKET CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
In order to protect the reputation of EURALARM it is essential that the individual members respect the following rules in their EURALARM activities:
EURALARM will implement this Code of Conduct by informing all EURALARM members about this regulation with binding rules for members and their representatives. It will remind all participants in every meetings of this Code of Conduct. Furthermore it will stipulate that violation or non-observance may result in immediate termination of membership. Other forms of sanction include warnings, reprimands and suspensions.
This EURALARM Code of Conduct has been approved and accepted by the EURALARM Board members unanimously at their meeting on 07. July 2015.