USBG Member Code of Conduct

As a member of the United States Bartenders' Guild, I will:

  • Understand, support, and promote the Vision and Mission of the United States Bartenders’ Guild.
  • Whenever reasonably possible, participate in the functions and activities of my local chapter.
  • Conduct myself with honesty, integrity and fairness.
  • Refrain from publicly disparaging the business practices of fellow members and refrain from condoning or engaging in misrepresentation or unethical practices.
  • Strive to comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning my trade, including local, state, and federal statutes that promote public health and safety.
  • Not engage in sexual harassment, disrespectful or abusive behavior in connection with professional duties
  • Conduct business and make employment decisions in a fair and ethical manner, respecting the dignity and rights of clients, customers, vendors, associates, and peers regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, height/weight, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Not harm others by knowingly making false statements about a colleague or professional peer.
  • Show professional respect for all who work with or in supervision of myself. Strive to provide objective evaluations of performance for employees and coworkers, apprentices, students, professional association members, and/or peers and toavoid bias in any kind of professional evaluation of others.
  • Be alert to situations that might cause a conflict of interest or have the appearance of a conflict and provide full disclosure when a real or potential conflict of interest arises.
  • Not knowingly misappropriate, divert or use monies, personnel, property, or equipment belonging to others for personal gain or advantage.
  • Respect the reputation, profile and status of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, and represent the Guild accordingly.
  • Conduct business and professional activities in a reputable manner so as to reflect honorably upon the Guild.
  • Collaborate with others to create a work environment that minimizes risk to the personal health and safety of our colleagues.
  • Not engage in substance abuse that could adversely affect my job performance or endanger co-workers.
  • Support the efforts of other bartenders to learn new and innovative techniques and improve my knowledge and skills.
  • Accurately represent my professional training and qualifications and not knowingly permit, aid, abet or suffer the misstatement of my training and qualifications by others.

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