Our Code of Ethics

In the interests of professionalism, Members annually agree to adhere to the LNA's Code of Ethics.

 

Code of Fair Business Practise

As a member of the LNA Master Landscapers Association, management of this Association subscribes to the following Code of Fair Business practice, the guiding principles and objectives of which are:

  • Fair and equitable dealings with clients and other industry participants at all times;
  • Compliance, not only with the law, but with the minimum industry standards of conduct prescribed in this Code;
  • Accountability for any transgressions of this Code;
  • Promotion of an efficient, competitive and ethical building and construction industry;
  • Providing the client with the confidence that using an LNA member is a better way of Landscaping; and
  • Provision of the framework to continue industry reform and in particular changing the adversarial nature of commercial dealings to that of the partnering concept of utmost good faith and fairness in such dealings.

We commit ourselves:

  • To act at all times with honesty, integrity and responsibility and in the spirit of good faith and fair dealings;
  • To engage in no conduct which is unfair, harsh or unconscionable;
  • To engage in no practice which might tend to lower the standards applicable in the building and construction industry;
  • To observe both the spirit and the letter of the relevant laws of the Commonwealth, States and Territories in  which we operate;
  • To understand the principles of fair trading legislation including but not limited to the Trade Practices Act by ensuring that all key management participate in appropriate educative training and compliance programs;
  • To bring any known breach of the Code by a member to the attention of our Association without delay;
  • To seek further objectives of the Code; and
  • To observe the principles of the Code.
     

Code of Ethics

The management of this Association subscribes to the following LNA Master Landscapers Association Code of Ethics under which it commits itself to:

  • Deal honestly and fairly with our clients;
  • Recognise that fair and genuine competition is a fundamental service to which our prospective clients are entitled;
  • Maintain a high standard of work and comply with the plans and specifications in the execution of all works we undertake;
  • Comply with the prevailing building and construction codes for construction and work towards their improvement in the interests of structural efficiency, safety and health;
  • Deal justly with our employees, and with those whom we contact;
  • So conduct our business that the health and safety of our employees, of those with whom we contract and their employees, and of the community, are safeguarded;
  • Avoid all contact or practice likely to discredit or do injury to the Landscaping Industry or our Association;
  • Give our informed and vigorous support to all sound legislation effecting the Landscaping industry;
  • Co-operate in aiding the advancement of the Landscaping industry; and
  • Take every opportunity of rendering community service.

It is believed that this essential element of Membership, serves to secure community trust.

LNA's Ethics are about relationships, well informed conscience, true to the ideals of what LNA stands for, the courage to explore the difficult questions and acceptance of the responsibility.

Ethical decision making will be based on relevant/significant facts; the discarding of assumptions, the weakness/strengths of positions, transparent results open to scrutiny and the consideration of the ends justifying the means. The outcome ought to be comfortable and one which may fairly apply to all.

Ethical process ought to be one of reflection that all could agree to be scrupulously, honest, competent and sincere.

The LNA adopts and adheres to the following ethics policy:
 

Financial Integrity

A thorough credit and ASIC check is conducted on all LNA Membership Applicants, ensuring their financial stability upon admittance to the Association. 

Environmental Policy

LNA Masters Landscapers Association - Association is the principal organisation representing Landscape Contractors in NSW and ACT and provides a forum for members, government, suppliers and related industry bodies to communicate to the landscape industry. The organisation provides support and technical advice on matters relating to the management and operations of landscape businesses. The LNA is committed to achieving environmental best practice in its activities. This commitment will involve both the organisation and advice provided to members to strive in achieving Ecologically Sustainable Work practices.
 

The LNA will:

  • Promote and encourage a culture of reducing, reusing and recycling resources.
  • Encourage the minimizing of waste generation and pollution.
  • Encourage minimizing resource consumption including the use of raw materials, power and water.
  • Comply with and promote current environmental legislation.
  • Promote the conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity.
  • Promote the adoption of technologies and materials that will achieve environmentally sustainable results.
  • Provide education for members and related professionals on current environmental best practice and the recognition that these will change due to legislation, climatic and other factors in the future.
  • Review and monitor the organisation's environmental performance to seek improvement.
     

Mediation

The LNA comprises a wealth of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who have made themselves available for consultation in the unusual event where mediation may be required between an LNA member and their client. This effective process is a service offered initially free of charge with a view to prompt and amicable resolution. 

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