Since the beginnings, APRI understands the importance that transparency has in order to perform this profession. The implications in the public life of work of a lobbyist require high transparency standards in the development of the relationships with the State administration.

In this sense, APRI has launched the self-regulation of the industry through the composition of an intern Code of Conduct that is signed by all the members.

The APRI Code of Conduct was passed on 2011 and is similar to the one that is signed by the lobbyists who are registered in the Transparency Register of Brussels, jointly managed by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Every article of this Code of Conduct includes an essential aspect to guarantee the development of lobbying by applying good practices at any time.

Everyone who might want to join APRI shall sign these seven principles, which shape the Code of Conduct driven by the Association, and shall commit to fulfill them.

  • 1. BEING IDENTIFIED WITH THEIR NAME OR WITH THE NAME OF THE ENTITY TOWARDS WHICH THEY PERFORM THE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY.

  • 2. NOT PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION AND DATA TO THE REGISTER IN ORDER TO GET THE ACCREDITATION.

  • 3. CLAIMING THE INTERESTS THAT ARE REPRESENTED AND, IN THIS CASE, THE NAME OF THE REPRESENTED COMPANIES OR ORGANIZATIONS.

  • 4. ENSURING, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE AND ACCORDING TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE, THAT THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE IS NEUTRAL, COMPLETE, UPDATED AND TRUTHFUL.

  • 5. NOT OBTAINING AND NOT TRYING TO OBTAIN INFORMATION OR DECISIONS IN DISHONEST WAYS.

  • 6. NOT INDUCING DEPUTIES, SENATORS, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT (NATIONAL AND AUTONOMOUS) OR ANY PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE OR OFFICIAL TO CONTRAVENE THE APPLICABLE RULES OF CONDUCT OF THEIR FUNCTION.

  • 7. RESPECTING THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION TO THE INCOMPATIBILITIES OF PUBLIC OFFICE.