ESMO Core Values: the guiding principles in everything we do

The ESMO Values are a set of over-arching principles which will guide the future development of ESMO by ensuring the principles of Integrity, Commitment, Accountability and Excellence are an integral part of our work and lives.

ESMO recognises the great importance of ethical behaviour, unquestionable integrity responsibility in the interests of its members, officers, employees and the society. The ESMO values are the pillars that guide a sustainable and ethical development of ESMO activities now and in the future, as well as the behaviour of all the people collaborating to the society’s development.

These values have been at the heart of ESMO since its foundation. The ESMO Executive Board decided to make them public to ensure the highest ethical standards are known, maintained across the organisation at all times and that are reflected in the behaviour of all ESMO officers, staff and representatives.

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ESMO lives and works by four core values:

  • Integrity: We are people of our word. We work honestly, communicate transparently, foster reciprocal trust in all our relations, and judge based on professional merit alone.
  • Commitment: We give our whole-hearted support to accomplishing our mission and supporting each other. We are always there for our society, our profession, our colleagues, as well as our patients.
  • Accountability: We take full responsibility. Each of us stands behind our actions and decisions.
  • Excellence: We are never satisfied with mediocrity and seek to achieve the highest standards in everything we do.

Last update: September 2015