Our 10 guiding principles and precepts are:
We pursue maximum quality and rigour in everything we do. We strive to attain the highest professional standards.
We value honesty and ethical conduct in our activities and professional relations.
3. Responsibility and transparency
We are responsible in the performance of our work and are accountable for our actions and decisions.
Our decision-making and daily operations are guided by environmental, social and economic sustainability criteria.
We address issues that concern and affect society, especially in relation to the environmental and biodiversity crisis.
We use our resources and skills to exert a positive influence and generate positive action in defence of both nature conservation and social inclusion and harmony.
7. Critical thinking
We value critical thinking and encourage debate and reflection because they help us progress. We transmit these ideas to the public.
We believe in teamwork as a tool for improving efficacy and quality, and for bringing collaboration into our work.
9. Continuous learning
We believe in on-going training as a way to improve, innovate, adapt to change and increase efficiency and efficacy.
We value our heritage, tradition and scientific background –all key elements of our identity, and essential in our mission.