European Federation of Foundation Contractors


Code of Conduct

The below statement of standards of behavior have been developed and adopted by the EFFC.

Each National Federation and group is requested to consider, recommend and adopt this code of conduct.

Key Values

The company undertakes:

  • To show integrity towards public and/or private clients.
  • To observe all relevant legislations and regulations.
  • Not to participate in price fixing or securing contracts to the disadvantage of the public.
  • To make no payments to clients directly or indirectly relating to a contract.
  • To demonstrate honesty and transparency in pricing, drawing up contracts and preparing invoices.
  • To reject illegal employment practices.
  • To show fairness in dealing with partners (subcontractors and joint venture partners) and competitors.
  • To show fairness in drawing up contracts, cooperating to achieve mutual trust and confidence.

The company expects that:

  • Partners shall draw up and conform to high value standards of their own.
  • Partners shall accept that a contractor or subcontractor is expected to make a profit related to the quality of service given and risk taken.

Customer Satisfaction

The company undertakes to endeavor to ensure:

  • On-time delivery of contracted services tailored to the customer’s needs.
  • Honesty and frankness in all phases of construction.
  • Reliability when giving warranties.
  • The client understands the quality of the service or products being purchased.

Job Satisfaction

The company undertakes to:

  • Give employee safety top priority on any construction sites.
  • Provide training to employees at all levels of the company.
  • Promote the employees’ personal initiative, thus contributing to the enhancement of all company affairs.
  • To respect all employees; recognising them as personalities in their own right, regardless of their origin, race, sex or position within the company.

Environmental Protection

The company undertakes to:

  • Encourage the development and application of environmentally friendly technologies.
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