CODE OF ETHICS
OF A NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC SECTOR ACTIVITIES BULGARIAN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, UIC BULSTAT: 831537180 / prepared according to Art. 2, para. 2, item 6 of the Articles of association of the Association /
I. PURPOSE OF THE CODE
Art. 1 This Code of Conduct sets standards of conduct and is expected by all members to respect these principles.
II. ETHICAL COMMISSION
Art. 2 The Management Board of the Association elects members and Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Association. The Committee is made up of three members, with the Governing Board electing one of them as President of the Commission.
Art. (1) The Commission shall meet in the presence of specific information or a signal of breach of the Code of Ethics, within not more than 10 days from receiving the information or the signal, informing the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association about the scheduled meeting.
(2) In the event that a meeting of the Commission is not convened within the stipulated term, in the presence of information or signal, the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association shall convene a meeting within 7 days from their referral.
(3) The Commission shall issue a reasoned opinion not later than 7 days after the meeting, which shall be adopted by a simple majority of its members.
(4) At the request of the Chairman of the Commission the term under para. 3 may be extended by the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association.
Art. 4 (1) The Ethics Committee shall consider cases of breach of this Code by issuing a reasoned opinion to the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association in connection with the violations. The opinion shall be submitted to the Association's office and forwarded to the Chairperson / Chairpersons, who in turn shall bring it to the Governing Board.
(2) The Commission proposes to the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association to act on the violations of the Code of Ethics.
(3) The motivated decision of the Commission shall be reported by its Chairman, the Chairperson / Chairmen of the Association, within 10 days of the meeting of the Commission.
(4) All members and bodies of the Association should assist and assist the Commission in establishing the facts and circumstances under which the Ethics Committee has been referred.
Art. 5 The members of the Association should work for the purposes adopted by the Association, striving to contribute to its development.
Art. 6 A member of the Association should not proclaim political or religious beliefs of other members of the Association.
Art. 7 In their activity and personal conduct, each member must not undermine the image and professional activity of both the Association and the tourism industry as a whole.
Art. 8 All members of the Association ensure that the reputation of the organization is not tainted by dishonesty, disloyalty or corruption.
Art. 9 All members support the aspirations of the Association and its governing bodies to promote the good reputation of the Association.
Art. 10 All members of the Association accept and guarantee that they will observe and implement the decisions of the General Assembly and the Management Board of the Association.
Art. 11 The members of the Association should avoid any action that is or could possibly be qualified as damaging the good name of the Association.
Art. 12 The members of the Association accept that compliance with the legal provisions is the basis of ethical business behavior. The communication in the association should take place without any prejudice to the other party.
IV BEHAVIOR DURING ASSEMBLY OF ASSOCIATION AND MEETINGS OF ASSOCIATION BODIES
Art. 13 The members of the Association do not allow at meetings and meetings of the bodies of the Association, behavior incompatible with good morals.
Art. 14 The members of the Association respect behavior at the meetings of the Association, which requires them:
o Not to make personal attacks, offensive words and threats;
o not to violate the order of the meeting;
o whining, whistling, and ironing another member of the association.
V THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION
Art. 15 All members ensure that they have no right to disclose inside information to anyone outside the Association without the permission of the Board. Such information may relate to all aspects of the association's operations, including investment strategies, sales and marketing plans, new products, financial forecasts, patent applications, client databases, copyrighted materials, etc. It is the responsibility of any member who has access to or is in control of the information of the association to provide sufficient safeguards to prevent abuse or misuse. Examples of abuse include disclosure of information in exchange for cash prizes, the use of personal information and the disclosure of information to sabotage the organization's actions.
Art. 16 Members of the Association are obliged to protect the personal data that have become known to them in connection with their activity in favor of the Association.
Art. 17 (1) In carrying out activities related to the Association, each member shall preserve the property entrusted to it by the Association, with the care of the good owner and not to use it for private purposes. Each member is obliged to inform the bodies of the Association for loss or damage to property of the association.
(2) The members may use data and information of the Association only for the fulfillment of the objectives and tasks set by the bodies of the Association.
Art. 18 (1) Any document prepared by a member of the Association in connection with the implementation of a decision and tasks assigned by the bodies of the Association shall be owned by the Association.
(2) Members may not disclose information that has become known to them in connection with their activities in favor of the Association.
Art. 19 Any member of the Association, in relation to its activity in its favor, should refrain from imposing its personal opinion vis-à-vis the other members of the Association.
Art. 20 The members of the Association can not participate in the discussion and decision-making by the bodies of the Association when they or their related persons within the meaning of the Law on prevention and establishment of conflict of interests are interested in the respective decision.
Art. 21 In assigning tasks and implementing decisions of the bodies of the Association, which may lead to a conflict of interest, the member of the Association should inform its authorities in due time.
Art. 22 A member of the Association is obliged not to participate in transactions that are incompatible with its participation in the Association.
Art. Members of the Association leaving or terminated membership should not misuse information that has become known to them as a result of their membership in the association.
Art. 24 Each member will unconditionally support the cause of protection of the tourism industry in order to protect the interests of all the sectors involved in this structural sector for the Bulgarian economy.
Art. 25 Each member will work according to its potential to increase the role of tourism in the Bulgarian economy and to solve the economic, social, infrastructure and institutional problems in the sector.
Art. 26 The association is a non-party organization and will undoubtedly seek to refrain from supporting causes other than protecting the tourism industry and protecting the activities performed by members of the Association.
Art. 27 The members of the Association, in their relations with each other, are guided by the principles of loyalty, respect and cooperation.
Art. Personal contradictions, disputes and conflicts between members of the Association shall be resolved with the assistance of the bodies of the Association.
Art. 29 Members of the Association should strive to achieve the objectives set out in the Charter of the Association and the specific decisions of its bodies.
Art. 30 The property, information and data of the Association may be used by its members only for the purposes, tasks and implementation of decisions of the Association.
Art. 31 A member of the Association who carries out actions incompatible with this Code and the other internal acts of the Association shall be obliged to withdraw from participation in the Association and its bodies.
Art. 32 Each member of the Association shall notify the Association's bodies of information and facts that have become known to him and which constitute breaches of this Code and other internal acts of the Association.
IV. PENALTIES WHERE THE CODE IS NOT COMPLIANT
Art. 33 In carrying out activities incompatible with the behavior under this Code, the members of the Association should be removed from it, in compliance with the rules and procedures laid down in the Association's Statute and the law.
VI ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
§ 1. The Standards of this Code are a voluntary moral and ethical obligation to conduct the members of the Association and the employees with an employment relationship with the Association. The members of the Association and the persons with an employment relationship with the Association are obliged to observe the provisions of this Code and, in this connection, to be informed by the Managing Board about amendments and amendments to its provisions. The standards of this Code apply as long as they are not inconsistent with current legislation.
VII. TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
§ 1. This Code of Ethics shall enter into force on the date of its adoption by the Management Board of the Association and shall take effect for all members of the BULGARIAN HOSPITAL AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION OF THE NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC ACTIVITIES.
§ 2. The interpretation of the rules laid down in the Code of Ethics shall be carried out by the Management Board itself.
§ 3. For the issues not settled in the Code of Ethics, the relevant provisions of the Bulgarian legislation and the Articles of Association of the Association shall apply.
§ 4. This Code of Ethics was adopted at a meeting of the Management Board held on 13.02.2018.