Serve wholeheartedly as if you were serving the Lord, not men and women, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does. Ephesians 6:7-8
Strive for Excellence As leaders we strive for excellence in all that we undertake, and aim to play a full part in contributing to the overall success of an organisation. We are serving God directly through carrying out such activities effectively, as well as the actual business in which we work; it may be a strictly commercial organisation, a public service or a not-for-profit charity.
Create Wealth We affirm the principle of wealth creation as a process through which the resulting economic prosperity has the potential for benefiting humanity throughout the world. However, we are prepared to challenge whether the particular form of wealth creation in which we engage is contributing to the Kingdom of God. Within a single business, we aim to fulfil our role in achieving acceptable financial and operating returns that will benefit appropriately all stakeholders in the business.
Achieve Objectives We strive to develop and set objectives which, when achieved, will lead to a successful and sustainable business. We aim to contribute personally to sustainable outcomes through our own endeavours, and will take all possible steps to achieve optimum business results, whether commercially or not-for-profit.
Attain Vision Healthy organisations have a strong and shared vision for the future of their business. We seek to contribute to a strategic vision for whichever organisation we belong to and intend to help optimise the way forward for this business and its employees. We hope to be visionary in the expression and witness of our personal faith in Christ, both at work and in our local communities.
Work Ethically Business ethics are essential in guiding employees and managers in their actions. Leading businesses care how results are obtained and will choose the course of highest integrity in guiding their affairs, avoiding such malpractices as price collusion. Honesty is not subject to criticism in any culture. Compliance with the law, and required business accounting regulation and practice, will be the duty of each employee.
Trust lies at the heart of any successful and enduring personal or business relationship, so each organisation will do everything possible to establish and maintain the trust of all its stakeholders. We strive both as individuals and leaders to build trust within our teams, particularly as Managers and Directors, and aim to take specific steps to achieve this vital objective.
Stewardship Making the best possible use of and conserving scarce resources is a vital objective from both a corporate and an individual perspective. This presents an opportunity for creative solutions in given situations, and the adoption of counter-cultural approaches that will avoid waste and use resources more sparingly through some form of recycling. Responsible business needs to be marked by sustainable development.
Justice In each situation we meet we aim to exercise justice, and to discern the appropriate balancing of rights and claims in a given human and organisational context. We recognise fairness to be a concept that calls on us to put ourselves in the place of others and act accordingly: ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’.
Diversity We are committed to maintaining a workplace enriched by diversity, and characterised by respect for all employees, business partners or visitors regardless of race, colour, gender, age, sexual orientation, class, creed or education.