ORGANISATION EUROPÉENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLÉAIRE
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Introduction by the Director-General
The Code of Professional Ethics for CERN Procurement (CPE) provides guidance on procurement related ethical issues involving external firms. It has been drawn up by the Procurement and Industrial Services Group for the use of anyone involved in procurement for CERN, with the aim of enhancing the proficiency and stature of CERN procurement while fostering the highest standards of professional practice. I strongly encourage everyone concerned to incorporate the CPE fully into their work.
The purpose of the CPE is to define ethical procurement, which shall be complied with by all persons working for or on behalf of the CERN Procurement and Industrial Services Group. The CPE complements the CERN Code of Conduct as well as the CERN Procurement Rules.
With the objective of ensuring ethical procurement, each person subject to the CPE shall: