Ethical principles are a philosophical stance which directly or indirectly leads to a standard based around ethics.
Ethics means ‘moral principles that govern a person or group’s behaviour’.
The four principles of ethics are:
To behave in accordance with ethical principles, act in honesty, fairness and in good faith.
Impartiality and independence
To remain impartial and to conduct oneself in the interests of others and to ensure that any personal views and convictions do not compromise ethical principles, or official duties.
To take responsibility for one’s decisions, actions and their consequences.
To continue to respect the diversity, equality, dignity, worth and privacy of all people. We should at all times promote a high level of professionalism towards decisions and actions to make sure these are upheld, through mandates and objectives.
For those who are in a place of power and have responsibility, it is even more important they remain impartial. Others are relying on them to get that right, whether it’s in politics, in business or through an institution.
For society and the world to live in sync and in harmony with each other, it is important we all live by the same rules. (Source: https://www.who.int)