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Code of Ethics for the XVII Commonwealth Games

Manchester Commonwealth Games Ltd is the organising committee of the XVII Commonwealth Games. Manchester 2002 is the trading subsidiary of the Manchester Commonwealth Games Ltd and has responsibility for the planning and delivery of the Games.

As a commercial organisation, the key objective is to ensure the viability and success of the XVII Games. However, this will be undertaken with regard to the principles and values contained in the Code of Ethics, as set out in this document.

Code of Ethics
M2002 Ltd’s corporate behaviour will reflect the importance which it attaches to social justice, environmental responsibility and equity of access to economic opportunity and quality of life. M2002 Ltd will:

  • Comply with the spirit and intent of all EU and UK laws and regulations.

  • Adopt high standards in relation to employment and community relations with an emphasis on equal opportunities.

  • Minimise the impact of the XVII Commonwealth Games upon the environment, through energy and resource management.

  • Create inclusive practices and systems, which encourage the participation of the wider community in the XVII Commonwealth Games and its volunteer programme.

Application of the Code of Ethics

M2002 will expect its partners to support the Code by:

  • Complying with all relevant local and national laws and regulations.

  • Endeavouring to minimise their impact upon the environment.

  • Providing equal treatment and opportunity in all employment practices, without discrimination.

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