1.0 PAI will serve its clients with integrity, competence, independence, objectivity, and professionalism.
2.0 PAI will mutually establish with its clients realistic expectations of the benefits and results of its services.
3.0 PAI will only accept assignments for which it possesses the requisite experience and competence to perform and will only assign staff or engage colleagues with the knowledge and expertise needed to serve its clients effectively.
4.0 Before accepting any engagement, PAI will ensure that it has worked with it clients to establish a mutual understanding of the objectives, scope, work plan, and fee arrangements.
5.0 PAI will treat appropriately all confidential client information that is not public knowledge, take reasonable steps to prevent it from access by unauthorized people, and will not take advantage of proprietary or privileged information, either for its use, the client’s firm, or another client, without the client’s permission.
6.0 PAI will avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of such and will immediately disclose to the client circumstances or interests that it believe may influence its judgment or objectivity.
7.0 PAI will offer to withdraw from a consulting assignment when it believes its objectivity or integrity may be impaired.
8.0 PAI will refrain from inviting an employee of an active or inactive client to consider alternative employment without prior discussion with the client.