Waterman Community Guidelines

CODE OF CONDUCT

Any person, company, supplier, vendor, trade partner, commercial agent or subcontractor that wishes to conduct business with or within the Waterman Business Centres is required to adhere to the values and non-negotiable Waterman standard of ethical business conduct outlined herein.

Waterman Businesses Centres is built on the following values: Love, Integrity, Generosity, Teamwork, Excellence and Fun. We hold these values as essential and integral to the way Waterman operates and in selecting those with whom Waterman Business Centres chooses to service or engage with in business.

Furthermore, the following standards and expectations also form the standard of conduct expected by Waterman Business Centres at all times:

Respect
  • Towards staff and tenants:
    • Treat all Waterman staff, your own staff and the staff of other businesses sharing the building with mutual respect. Abuse of any kind towards staff or other tenants will not be tolerated in any way shape or form
    • Bullying and intimidation of any kind towards staff or members will not be tolerated.
    • Show common courtesy and be considerate and mindful of all persons and businesses sharing the Waterman Businesses Centres.
  • Towards guests:
    • Treat all guests that visit the Waterman Business Centres for any reason with mutual respect and common courtesy.
  • Towards the facilities:
    • Treat the facilities with the same care as you would if you were a guest in another person’s home, acknowledging that the Waterman Businesses Centres are the shared home of many businesses. As such there is a responsibility on each individual to maintain it to the highest standard.
Inclusiveness
  • No discrimination:
    • There is a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind at Waterman Business centres. We believe in equal opportunities for all and “fairness in every business deal”.
Health & Safety
  • Do not harm:
    • Act in a way that will not cause generally perceived harm of any kind to yourself or others.
    • Violence of any kind is prohibited.
Abuse & Harassment
  • Physical abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Profanity and abusive language:
    • Appropriate and professional language is to be used within the Waterman Business Centres at all times. Profanity is not acceptable.
    • Derogatory, demeaning or abusive language of any
      kind will not be tolerated.
Reputation
  • Brand and reputation of Waterman Business Centres:
    • Any person or business associated with Waterman Business Centres must recognise that their actions reflect on the Waterman brand, and as such are expected to display a common level of discretion and care in upholding the standard represented by the Waterman brand.
  • Confidential information:
    • The sharing of confidential information, business or otherwise related, that has the capacity to cause harm or detriment to any business or person associated with the Waterman Business Centres is prohibited.
Fairness in every business deal
  • Equal Opportunity:
    • Any person or businesses associated with Waterman Business Centres Is expected to act with integrity and exhibit fairness in every business deal.
  • Competition:
    • Business associated with Waterman are required to abide by the principles of equal opportunity to pursue business and fair competition standards under national and state ethics and laws.
Fairness in every business deal
  • Equal Opportunity:
    • Any person or businesses associated with Waterman Business Centres Is expected to act with integrity and exhibit fairness in every business deal.
  • Competition:
    • Business associated with Waterman are required to abide by the principles of equal opportunity to pursue business and fair competition standards under national and state ethics and laws.
Legal Compliance
  • Illegal activities:
    • Any and all activities deemed illegal by the state of Victoria and the Nation of Australia are strictly prohibited within the Waterman Business centres and will be reported to legal authorities.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited within all Waterman Business Centres.
  • Alcohol within the centre:
    • The storage and Responsible service of alcohol for events within the Waterman Business Centres is permitted in compliance under the Liquor Act, 2010.
    • Illicit substances are strictly prohibited within any Waterman site.
  • Centre use:
    • The Waterman Business Centres are to be used only for the business purposes for which they are legally commissioned.

 

Failure to comply with or exhibit the values and standards outlines in this code of conduct may result in the termination of your agreement with Waterman Business Centres.