Code of Ethics

Members of the Maine Public Relations Council adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. As members of this organization, we:

  • Operate in the public interest.
  • Deal fairly with everyone.
  • Honor confidences.
  • Neither create nor operate under a conflict of interest.
  • Inform clients or employers that their organizations must be identifiable in all public communications.
  • Inform clients or employers that their organizations must be identifiable in all public communications.
  • Communicate neither false nor misleading information.
  • Report any unethical or unprofessional practice by another MPRC member to the MPRC Governing Board for potential disciplinary action.
  • Accept compensation for services only from or with the approval of the client with whom those services were contracted.
  • Work to ensure that clients' or employers' policies and actions agree with the letter and spirit of this code.
  • Act in a manner consistent with the letter and spirit of this code and reject counsel to do otherwise.