Code of Ethics

The Saskatchewan Outfitters Association has established the following Code of Ethics to ensure that your experience will meet the highest of standards.

 

SECTION A - PRODUCT AND SERVICES

  1. CONDUCT AMONG MEMBERS
    The conduct between and among members will be governed by co-operation and ethical behavior.
  2. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
    The Association will encourage professional growth among its members and will implement ongoing programs to achieve this.
  3. CO-OPERATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY
    The Association and its members will co-operate with governments and all other resource-based tourism industry operators and associations in working towards common goals.
  4. PROMOTE COMPLIANCE OF CODE
    The Association will promote the professionalism, products and services of its members. It will also react to any concerns expressed in regard to these matters through its elected executive.

SECTION B - RESOURCE SECTION

  1. LICENSING ADHERENCE
    Members will be licensed by the province of Saskatchewan and adhere to all those regulations which apply to the industry in the province.
  2. RESPONSIBLE RESOURCE USE
    Members will promote the responsible and sustainable use of the resource base to their guests and other resource users.

SECTION C - MARKETING

  1. ACCURATE ADVERTISING
    Members will ensure that all advertising concerning their products is correct as to cost and services provided.
  2. PROVIDING INFORMATION
    Members will endeavor to provide guests with all necessary information and make every attempt to ensure their clients trip is as pleasant as possible.
  3. EXPECTATIONS OF PROPER CONDUCT
    Members shall respect the right of other outfitters and shall not directly or indirectly injure their reputation or business. Members will refrain from expressing negative public opinions in regards to their associates' product or services.

SECTION D - ASSOCIATION/MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. CONDUCT AMONG MEMBERS
    The conduct between and among members will be governed by co-operation and ethical behavior.
  2. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
    The Association will encourage professional growth among its members and will implement ongoing programs to achieve this.
  3. CO-OPERATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY
    The Association and its members will co-operate with governments and all other resource-based tourism industry operators and associations in working towards common goals.
  4. PROMOTE COMPLIANCE OF CODE
    The Association will promote the professionalism, products and services of its members. It will also react to any concerns expressed in regard to these matters through its elected executive.