CITT Code of Professional Ethics

As a professional body, CITT has an obligation to provide guidance to its members (students, affiliates and fully certified members) through its Code of Ethics on the standards of behaviour and ethical conduct required to obtain and maintain membership in CITT.  Professional standing requires a level of conduct that adds value to the organizations which employ our services and to the society we serve. CITT will amend its Code of Ethics where it is deemed appropriate to reflect the highest standards of professional conduct. Members should be guided not only by the terms of the Code of Ethics but by the implicit expectations of conduct becoming a professional. It is the responsibility of each member to maintain their credentials in order to sustain the trust and confidence placed on them by others to represent their interests. 

CITT’s designation has acted as a quick calling card for professional credibility. It is an immediate “trust mark” shared among CITT peers. When someone carries the CITT/CCLP designation, this quickly signals the person’s deep commitment to professionalism, integrity, competence and to the discipline. Shared values are communicated instantaneously so relationships can form quickly.  However, cultural preservation of CITT goes beyond the protection of the designation holders’ reputation. It is also about ensuring that all of those involved in CITT remain honourable and that the interpersonal dynamics continue to be collegial, mutually supportive and collaborative.


Members shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the following ethical conduct:

Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism

To uphold the highest standard of integrity and honesty in all their business relationships both inside and outside the organizations in which they are employed. In their professional practice, not to engage in any activities deemed to be dishonest, fraudulent, misrepresentative or otherwise illegal, but to conduct themselves with integrity, in a manner that that befits the status of the profession.  Members should conduct themselves in a manner that contributes to and promotes good business practices and protects the interests and reputation of his or her employer and the CITT.  Members should not use their position to garner personal favours or advantages. Members shall favour practices for the use and distribution of resources in an efficient, effective, sustainable and ethical manner

Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest

To place the interests of the member’s company, employer, client or supplier before their own interest, members should exercise professional judgment and discretion in order to avoid any apparent or actual conflict of interest when performing their duties. Should a conflict of interest arise, the member is required to disclose their interests to their employer and/or other impacted parties as soon as possible. Members should consider removing themselves from any decisions in which they have a conflict of interest until express direction from the appropriate parties is obtained.  With respect to gifts and/or hospitality, members should ensure that the objectivity of their decisions is not compromised or unduly influenced by the acceptance of gifts, gratuities, or hospitalities of any kind and should follow their organization’s guidelines with acceptance of same. 

Confidentiality

Where a member has been privy to confidential or sensitive information, it is their responsibility to ensure that such information must not be disclosed or used for any personal gain or advantage

Serving the Public Good

A member shall not knowingly participate in any action that is detrimental to his or her employer or to the CITT.   In personal practice to do such things as are necessary to uphold such principles as are conducive to sound logistics policies and practices and uphold the social rights of individuals and labour standards. Members will uphold all laws, whether criminal or civil, and obey all regulatory requirements in the execution of their functions as logisticians and will not bring disrepute to themselves or the CITT.