The Society was founded in recognition of the need for education, ethics, etiquette, efficiency and the establishment of professional standards in the practice of hospitality purchasing.
The Society believes by organizing the collective knowledge and experience of those engaged in hospitality purchasing the quality of purchasing services to the industry will be greatly enhanced. Members of the Society have demonstrated their integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment in order to best serve the hospitality industry.
In recognition of the public interest in their obligation to the profession, members of the Society must agree in writing to comply with the following articles of professional conduct. Negative or disparaging marketing is strongly discouraged. Marketing and promotion by its members, therefore, should be done in a manner which reflects positively on the industry as a whole.
I. PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS OF PURCHASING PRACTICE
And, in no event:
II. RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS
A member must not accept any assignment or engage in any practice involving a violation of the law, this Code or the member's specific ethical responsibilities. A member must immediately withdraw from any assignment if such a violation is identified.
III. PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Members recognize from time to time they will be working with architects, designers, etc. . .and that it is necessary to adhere to certain standards of conduct in order to maximize the benefits to their clients/customers as well as to maintain the professional relationship.