Ethics Policies and Guidelines

The mission of CZI is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Just as important as the outcome of the work we do in these initiatives, is how we do the work – with integrity. We hold all of our vendors, grantees and collaborators to the highest ethical standards and they expect the same from us. Our behaviors, practices, and policies are our commitment to our values and DEI principles and we expect all those who participate in CZI communities to do the same – whether participating in an internal meeting, convening, workshop, online discussion, or other forum. Below you will find additional resources that outline our expectations.

Community Participation Guidelines

Throughout our work, CZI is part of, supports, and directly works with many different communities. Within those communities, CZI is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where everyone is welcomed, respected, and supported. We want our employees, vendors, grantees and partners to have an opportunity to participate and contribute, and to be valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.

EEO, Anti-Harassment & No Retaliation Policy

CZI is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which everyone has an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in our organization’s policies and the way we work. This policy explains some of the legal elements of creating a workspace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Speak Up Policy

CZI is committed to providing an environment where open and honest communication is the expectation, not the exception. CZI expects all our employees, contractors and partners, such as our grantees, vendors, and online and in-person community and events participants, to conduct business with the highest standards of ethics. This policy encourages all individuals working at or with CZI to promptly report any instance where they have a good faith belief that a policy, law, or community norm is violated.

Ethics Hotline

Anyone that has observed behavior not meeting the expectations outlined in the Community Participation Guidelines and CZI Policies should raise those concerns as soon as possible. CZI has established several avenues of reporting or to seek guidance including an Ethics Hotline that allows for submitting your question or report through the web or telephone, with an option to remain anonymous. Please remember that CZI does not tolerate intimidation or retaliation against anyone who submits a report in good faith.