Ethical guidelines for the Swedish people’s party of Finland r.p.

Approved by the party executive board 12.3.2020


These guidelines guide The Swedish people’s party’s candidates, trustees and personnel regarding ethics in practical contexts.
As a candidate, trustee or part of our personnel you represent the party. Your actions, your behavior and your statements will be reviewed from that point of view. To represent the party thereby implicates a personal responsibility for each and everyone of us.

The political work shall be characterized by mutual respect. Openness, honesty and availability is the core to our communication.

The party’s representatives:
• Follow the party’s statues and respect the goals set in the party program and sectoral programs.
• Have a responsibility to care for and help develop the party’s values
• Uphold the voters trust and live up to the promises made by the party
• Debate with respect for each other
• Will not resort to insults, personal attacks nor belittling comments
• Will not act for their own personal gain
• Respect the professional secrecy regarding internal affairs
• Will provide contact information that is up to date and will appear under their own name: not anonymously nor under a pseudonym.
• Is responsible for the content on their websites, their blogs and their social media channels. The representative shall take into account how their behavior on different media outlets affect oneself and the party.

During any of the party’s events there is a zero-tolerance policy regarding any type of harassment, which all of the party’s representatives shall respect and oblige. The party’s representatives are also obliged to intervene in the case of possible misconduct.

A person acting against the ethical rules can be banned from future party events by the party executive board.
If a representative of the party finds himself/herself in a tough situation that can lead to negative publicity, the representative has a responsibility to inform the party executive thereof.
Anyone who is suspected of, or charged with a crime is urged to take time off from his/her position of trust. The nature of the offense may affect the assessment. A candidate or elected representative who is convicted of a serious offense is asked to resign from his/her candidacy and/or position of trust.