WIPO has a “zero tolerance” policy for fraud, corruption or related forms of misconduct with respect to its officials. Vendors who are interested in doing business with or already doing business with WIPO are required to comply with the UN Supplier Code of Conduct .
The Code of Conduct prohibits among others extortion; fraud; bribery; conflict of interest; and the solicitation or acceptance of any gratuity, gift, favour, entertainment, loan or anything of value from anyone who conducts business with WIPO. In carrying out its activities, WIPO officials must adhere to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity required from international civil servants. WIPO promotes the UN Global Compact Initiative and sustainable procurement principles and encourages Vendors to embrace these core values.