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Corporate policies


African Centre for Technology Studies is committed to undertaking capacity building, research, providing advisory services, and monitoring trends in science and technology and disseminating information for sustainable development in order to meet stakeholders’ needs.
 
ACTS is committed to maintaining the public trust and requires all its employees to conduct their work with the highest standards of integrity. Occasionally, the interests of employees will involve them in other organizations, causes and endeavors that intersect with the work of ACTS. Employees are expected to comply with the ACTS’ conflict of interest policy in order to avoid actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest and to maintain a culture of honest and ethical conduct.
 
This policy provides systematic review, retention and destruction of documents received or created by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in connection with transaction of ACTS business. This policy covers all records and documents, regardless of physical form, contains guidelines for how long certain documents should be kept and how records should be destroyed. The policy is designed to ensure compliance with government laws state laws and regulations,  to eliminate accidental or innocent destruction of records and to facilitate ACTS operation by promoting efficiency and freeing up valuable storage space
 
ACTS expects its Governing Council members, officers, employees, and other representatives to observe high standards in business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. Employees and representatives of ACTS exercise must honesty and integrity at all times in fulfilling their responsibilities, which includes complying with all applicable laws and regulations as well as international best practices. It is the responsibility of all council members, officers, and employees to report Wrongful Conduct in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.