Our values

Salix working principles

The Seven Principles of Public Life (also known as the Nolan Principles) apply to anyone who works as a public office-holder, including non-departmental public bodies such as Salix.  Salix provides services to the public and is a steward of public resources. The principles have been embodied in Board and staff codes of conduct and apply specifically to Salix.

Our principles establish the way Salix interacts with its staff, clients, partners and government organisations. They underpin our value system and are as follows: 

  1. To support the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction or equivalent projects (with the object of the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases). 
  2. Effective stewardship of public money. 
  3. Operate in an open, honest and transparent manner. 
  4. Build relationships high in mutual trust. 
  5. Allow staff responsibility and respect them as individuals (equal opportunities employer). 


We are selfless
  • Act in the best interest of the public sector 
  • Support the climate change agenda 
  • Commitment to corporate social responsibility 


We act with integrity
  • Be an equal opportunities employer and embrace this within Salix 
  • Zero tolerance to bullying and gossip  
  • Respect confidentiality of staff, clients and stakeholders 


We act with objectivity
  • Decisions surrounding government funds are made fairly and without bias 


we act with accountability
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of staff 
  • Be accountable for public money regarding expenses 


We are open
  • Transparency in decision making 
  • Act and communicate in a clear and open manner with both clients and staff 


We are honest
  • Act with honesty and transparency with government funders and public sector clients 


We are leaders
  • Embracing Salix as being ‘green leaders’ of climate change and leading by example 
  • Support innovation of new technologies 

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