As employees of EPM, we are part of a recognized or recognizable group of members of a larger social group to which we belong and which we acknowledge acts as a delimiter for our role and actions.
Therefore, we do not see our role and actions as arbitrary or isolated activities, but as driven by the need for legitimacy within that larger group which we identify, in the first instance, with the city and secondly, with the region and country.
We understand ethics as the framework within which all actions are validated, both individual and collective ones, within a society, based on their consideration as being appropriate or desirable for the sustainability of the group and the achievement of general and specific objectives.
As a result of this, we recognize the competency of each member of the group to judge their own and other people’s actions based on the elements provided by this framework, but also, the responsibility each of us has for the judgments we make.
This translates into an obligation for each individual to justify the content of their judgments and take responsibility for them and their consequences.
Because of this, the EPM Code of Ethics, rather than a set of rules or orders that determine what and how something should be done, is a scenario in which the members of the group have the opportunity and responsibility to verify the validity of the actions, both the individual ones and group ones, as well as their own and those of others, based mainly on a self-description containing the following principles and criteria.