1. Our culture, our values
CERN is a truly unique organisation, a place where people from all around the world work side by side to probe the fundamental structure of the universe.
The Organization's core values are : integrity, commitment, professionalism, creativity and diversity, each one further defined below. These values underpin the CERN Code of Conduct. which is all about the common basic standards of behavior to help us understand how to conduct ourselves, treat others and expect to be treated in accordance with the CERN values.
2. CERN’s Code of conduct
What is the Code of Conduct:
Introduced in 2010, the Code of Conduct is intended as a guide in helping us, as CERN contributors (whether members of the personnel, consultants, contractors working on site, or engaged in any other capacity at or on behalf of CERN), to understand how to conduct ourselves, treat others and expect to be treated. It is established around the five core values of the Organization. We should all become familiar with it and try to incorporate the Code of Conduct into our daily life at CERN.
More specific examples of situations:
The Code of Conduct itself is a short document, and intentionally so. To increase understanding of how the Code of Conduct applies to real-life situations, a list of Frequently Asked Questions has been compiled (see reference documents section and FAQ).
If you are unsure of a particular aspect of the Code of Conduct:
If you are unsure about any aspect of the Code, there are a number of resources available to you:
- The CERN Code of Conduct booklet
- Supplementary information to the Code of Conduct: religious practice in the workplace
Bulletin articles :
- "New Code of Conduct " (February 2010);
- "Common sense codified " (June 2010);
- "A workplace marked by respect and understanding" (June 2010)