FHI 360 is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of all laws, regulations and contractual obligations to which it is subject. FHI 360 maintains a Code of Ethics and Conduct that sets out the standards of ethical behavior and professional conduct expectations for FHI 360 personnel. FHI 360 provides exceptionally strong financial, operational and program management systems to ensure compliance with the highest standards. To that end, FHI 360 established a compliance office to promote a worldwide culture of compliance. FHI 360 conducts business in compliance with the laws of all countries in which FHI 360 operates. Accordingly, the use of FHI 360 funds or assets for any unlawful, improper or unethical purpose is prohibited. Further, FHI 360 ensures its activities are conducted in a politically neutral, nonpartisan manner.
Any questions regarding the role and scope of FHI 360's Compliance Office can be sent via email to the Chief Compliance Officer, Sean Temeemi, at email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
Ethics and Compliance Hotline
FHI 360 maintains an anonymous reporting hotline accessible worldwide. The hotline can be used to report any compliance concerns at any time. The hotline is maintained by an independent third-party provider ensuring anonymity of all users. Go to the hotline.
FHI 360 Policies
In addition to the Code of Ethics and Conduct, FHI 360 maintains policies that provide clear directions to achieve FHI 360’s vision, mission and values in compliance with the highest standards.
FHI 360 policies include, among others, the following:
Combating Trafficking in Persons
FHI 360 is opposed to all forms of trafficking in persons and is committed to reducing the risk of trafficking in its programs and activities. All FHI 360 contractors, subcontractors, subrecipients and their employees must comply with FHI 360’s Policy on Combating Trafficking in Persons.
Safeguarding of Children
FHI 360 is committed to protecting the dignity, rights and well-being of all children involved in its programs and activities around the world. All FHI 360 consultants must comply with FHI 360’s Policy on Safeguarding of Children.
Protecting Program Participants from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
FHI 360 does not tolerate any form of sexual exploitation and abuse of any person, adult or child who is served by FHI 360 programs or whom FHI 360 employees or related personnel encounter in the implementation of those programs, including research. FHI 360 is committed to upholding the United Nations Secretary-General’s Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13) and the six Core Principles of the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee on PSEA (2002). All FHI 360 suppliers and supplier personnel must similarly uphold the principles of FHI 360’s Policy on Protecting Program Participants from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
Standards for Research Involving Human Subjects
FHI 360 is committed to upholding and meeting the highest ethical, scientific and regulatory standards in the design, conduct, recording and reporting of research involving human subjects.
Research Integrity and Misconduct
It is the policy of FHI 360 to provide an environment that promotes integrity, objectivity and the highest ethical and quality standards in all research areas, including the biomedical, behavioral and social science fields. As such, FHI 360 encourages open discussions of research integrity. FHI 360 is committed to preventing research misconduct.
Research Integrity and Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of FHI 360 to ensure that individuals involved in research avoid financial conflicts of interest and that all researchers are trained on, disclose and monitor for financial conflicts of interested in research activities funded through the U.S. Public Health Service.
Business Integrity: Dealing with Governments or Officials; Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
FHI 360 is committed to conducting every business transaction with the highest regard for moral and ethical business practices and business integrity. All FHI 360 employees, officers, directors and agents must ensure that their personal and business conduct is in strict compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the laws and regulations that apply to FHI 360. This includes the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Violence-Free Work Environment
FHI 360 prohibits and will not tolerate any form of violence or threats of violence in the work environment or while engaged in the performance of employment duties, whether on or off company premises. FHI 360 prohibits personnel from threatening or committing any form of violence against other personnel; employees of funders, partners or vendors; program participants or beneficiaries; or anyone else with whom they interact in work-related situations. FHI 360 requires that suppliers similarly uphold the principles of FHI 360’s Violence-Free Work Environment Policy to prevent violence by or against supplier personnel.
Harassment-Free Work Environment
FHI 360 does not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace or work-related situations based on race; color; ethnic or national origin; religion; age; sex; sexual orientation, gender identity or perceived adherence to socially defined norms of masculinity and femininity; medical conditions; pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding; nationality or citizenship; physical or mental disability; genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member); protected U.S. military or U.S. veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; or any other class, status or characteristic protected by local law. FHI 360 requires that suppliers similarly uphold the principles of FHI 360’s Harassment-Free Work Environment Policy to prevent harassment by or against supplier personnel.