Gardner & Associates Consulting

Operations Strategies, Application and Business Process Design, Process Implementation, and Mass Customization

Code of Ethics

We are bound by the following Code of Ethics as part of our membership in the Institute of Management Consultants:


1.) We will serve our clients with integrity, competence and objectivity.

2.) We will keep client information and records of client engagements confidential and will use proprietary client information only with the client’s permission.

3.) We will not take advantage of confidential client information for ourselves or our firms.

4.) We will not allow conflicts of interest which provide a competitive advantage to one client through our use of confidential information from another client who is a direct competitor without that competitor’s permission.


5.) We will accept only engagements for which we are qualified by our experience and competence.

6.) We will assign staff to client engagements in accord with their experience, knowledge and expertise.

7.) We will immediately acknowledge any influences on our objectivity to our clients and will offer to withdraw from a consulting engagement when our objectivity or integrity may be impaired.

8.) We will agree independently and in advance on the basis for our fees and expenses and will charge fees and expenses that are reasonable, legitimate and commensurate with the services we deliver and responsibility we accept.

9.) We will disclose to our clients in advance if any fees or commissions that we will receive for equipment, supplies or services we recommend to our clients.


10.) We will respect the intellectual property rights of our clients, other consulting firms, and sole practictioners and will not use proprietary information or methodologies without permission.

11.) We will not advertise our services in a deceptive manner and will not misrepresent the consulting profession, consulting firms, or sole practitioners.

12.) We will report violations of this Code of Ethics.

Institute of Management Consultants
1200 19th Street NW #300
Washington DC 20036-2422
Phone: 1-800-221-2557
Fax: 1-212-949-6571

How to Contact Us

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Gardner & Associates Consulting
849 Boston Post Road E #9H
Marlborough, MA 01752 U.S.A.

Phone Toll Free (U.S.A. and Canada): 1 (888) 488-4976
Fax Toll Free (U.S.A. and Canada): 1 (888) 488-4976
Phone International: +1 (508) 577-7411
Phone International: +1 (508) 577-7411

e-mail: [email protected]

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