Regular Member Code of Ethics

A regular member practices investor relations with a corporation or a counseling firm on a full- time basis or as an additional responsibility.

Associate Member Code of Ethics

An associate member works with regular members by providing support services to the corporate investor relations function.

Enforcement and Communication of the NIRI Code of Ethics
NIRI urges compliance with its Code of Ethics by positively communicating the ideals of professional ethics and practice rather than through negative sanctions. However, members of NIRI who are sanctioned by an appropriate governmental agency or judicial body for violating laws or regulations affecting their professional activities may, upon recommendation of the NIRI Ethics Council, have their membership terminated by the NIRI Board of Directors following procedures in the Institute's bylaws.
Revised 3/11/02; Reaffirmed 1/8/10

Ethics Council
The Board formed this independent Council in order to elevate the importance of ethical issues and provide additional resources to the membership and the Board itself. The Council acts as an independent committee of the board regarding ethical matters that may arise in the practice of investor relations.