Turning values into action: developing a Code of Ethical Behaviour

24 September 2003

By Sonya Holm and Serena Lillywhite, 2003

This report describes the process undertaken to develop a Code of Ethical Behaviour at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, as a means to improve corporate social responsibility.


Although it does not aim to provide a template for other organisations, the report does include suggestions for drafting, implementing and monitoring a Code, which may assist others considering a similar project.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes