CIPR launches 2017 Ethics Festival

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched Ethics Festival 2017 - a programme of initiatives aimed at championing ethical practice and highlighting the ethical duties of public relations practitioners.

Throughout October, the CIPR will publish guidance and host events across the UK aimed at educating PR professionals on key ethical issues impacting public relations.

2017 Ethics Festival highlights include events on:

The CIPR will publish a series of podcasts to promote awareness of the diverse range of ethical challenges practitioners can face. The Institute will also publish an updated version of its 'Integrity' guidance - setting out how the Code of Conduct can be applied in practice.

Eva Maclaine FCIPR, Vice-Chair of the CIPR Professional Practices Committee
Integrity should be at the heart of all we do in public relations. It is what separates PR professionals, who have signed up to CIPR’s Code of Conduct, from others in the PR community.

That is why ethics is now a compulsory part of our CPD. And members will be able to earn their five CPD ethics points through the many events, blogs and webinars run by our groups for #EthicsFest this month. Keep your eyes open - there are some great events coming!
Eva Maclaine FCIPR, Vice-Chair of the CIPR Professional Practices Committee

Learn more about how the CIPR champions ethics and follow #EthicsFest on Twitter.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).