Under the umbrella of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council, the Ethics Network Australian Defence Industry (ENADI) was instituted in November 2007. It is comprised of representatives from Ai Group Defence Council Prime-Contractors, the Australian Industry Defence Network and the Department of Defence.
ENADI was founded by its members to collaborate to promote and preserve the integrity and ethical conduct of the Australian Defence Industry for the benefit of the Industry, its companies, its shareholders, its customers, and its employees.
ENADI is committed to building a foundation of earned trust for the Australian Defence Industry from the Australian people and their Governments. A reflection of this earned trust is to have the Australian Government recognise the capability of our Industry in the areas of ethical conduct and corporate governance.
Through membership of ENADI, the Australian Defence Industry have commenced an association based on mutual respect for each other's business ethics and values and the desire for each to play a part endeavouring to ensure that the Industry as a whole acts legally and with the highest ethical standards. Member Companies all realise that while at times they will compete for business, at other times they will either team with or supply to one another. All recognise that being ethical in their business dealings is essential for individual company prosperity, growth and longevity.
The ENADI Principles that have been agreed to by its founding members are as follows:
1. Advocate best practice in the areas of business ethics, codes of conduct and compliance.
2. Share with fellow ENADI members best practice in ethics education and codes of ethics and compliance including the challenges met in these areas internationally by each member’s parent Company where applicable.
3. Assist other ENADI members to raise their ethical standards through benchmarking in ethics education and codes of ethics and compliance by fellow ENADI members, suppliers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
4. Contribute productively to the Industry in the areas of ethics and compliance.
5. Be a forum for overcoming inconsistency and raising standards.
6. Operate the forum in a practical and helpful way.
Industry integrity and self-governance
7. Preserve and promote the integrity of the Industry.
8. Demonstrate the industry’s capability for self-governance and professionalism.
9. Enhance Industry reputation and mission assurance through ethical conduct.
10. Emphasise integrity and self-governance through its operations and through its reports and recommendations to the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) Defence Council.
11. Create innovative ways to engage member organisations to see what ENADI members have invested in to act ethically and to be seen to be ethical.
12. Enlighten Customer organisations through ENADI’s multilateral activities and develop insights across Industry-Customer boundaries to enhance mutual understanding and respect for each other’s ethical operating environments.
Membership of ENADI is open to any Australian Defence contractor or supplier organisation providing it demonstrates a commitment to the ENADI Charter and Principles. Membership is also open to representatives from the Department of Defence.
For more information about ENADI, please contact the Ai Group Defence Council on 02 6233 0700.
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