SAIT's principles of Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Transparency (FIRST) guide our ethics.
We are committed to these FIRST principles and adhere to our Code of Ethics in all we do.
FIRST principles defined
Fairness: We treat all people fairly and equitably, provide equal employment opportunities and engage in fair competition.
Integrity: We carry out SAIT business with honesty, integrity and due diligence. We honour commitments, are accountable for our actions, and follow through on promises and agreements.
Respect: We respect the dignity and human rights of people. We provide a safe environment where people can speak freely. We enhance human development in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.
Safety: We foster positive health practices and ensure safe, secure, environmentally sound working and learning environments.
Transparency: We conduct our work and communicate in a truthful and open manner. We disclose information in a timely way, respecting confidentiality and privacy. We engage in transparent accounting and financial reporting.
Who adheres to our FIRST principles and reporting violations
These principles apply to members of SAIT's community, including our Board of Governors, senior management, employees, contractors, consultants, agents, and volunteers. Commitment to our principles will produce a positive workplace reflecting our values and taking us into the future with continued success.
If you are aware of a violation of SAIT's Code of Ethics, we encourage you to consult with or report your concern to:
- a member of SAIT management, or
- the ethics hotline
Along with the Code of Ethics, SAIT has an ethics hotline for individuals to report ethical issues anonymously and/or confidentially. ConfidenceLine, an external service provider, operates the SAIT ethics hotline.
Ethical issues can be reported directly to ConfidenceLine online or by phone.
- Call ConfidenceLine at 1.800.661.9675, or
- Go to sait.confidenceline.net.