The Oath Project

As adopted February 2010 – The Oath Project

The Management Oath

As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

  • My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
  • My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

  1. I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
  2. I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
  3. I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
  4. I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
  5. I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
  6. I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
  7. I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.


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