The following guidelines govern the activity and communication by NextGenLeaders teams, Teaching and Support Staff, while representing themselves as official members of the Enactus network and while operating under and with the use of the Enactus/NextGenLeaders trademark.
Enactus UK is a registered UK charity running the NextGenLeaders programme. Charity status is not extended to individual NextGenLeaders university teams in the United Kingdom or in any other operating country. All NextGenLeaders teams are separate legal entities and are encouraged to obtain comprehensive insurance including legal liability through their institution or Students Union. Enactus UK takes no responsibility for internal or external operations or activities. Nor are the teams allowed to use the Enactus charity number when requesting or receiving contributions.
By participating in the NextGenLeaders programme or events, the participating Schools, Teachers and Support Staff and team participants acknowledge that Enactus is not responsible for team projects, activities or events. Enactus shall not be liable for injury or loss of property traveling to or during an event. Participating Schools, Teachers/Support Staff and team participants agree to release, fully discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Enactus, its affiliates, officers, directors or representatives, from any and all liabilities, losses, claims, judgments, damages (whether direct or indirect, consequential, incidental or special), expenses and costs (including reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) that they may suffer or incur by reason of participating in any way in the NextGenLeaders programme or at an event hosted by Enactus UK. The above still applies if and when Enactus UK offer full reimbursement or subsidies for travel and accommodation.
Once new schools are enrolled on the programme, there are intentionally very few rules or procedures established at a national level for how these teams should be organised and structured. This flexibility allows each school to structure its team in a manner that best fits the needs of the institution.
This same flexibility applies to each team’s programmatic/outreach efforts. The only parameter NextGenLeaders places on a team’s projects is that they should be designed to meet the judging criterion. Other aspects of the projects are left to the discretion of the team. These aspects include but are not limited to: the number of team members engaged in project implementation, the utilisation of experts, the beneficiary type, media outreach, whether the curricula/training resources used are pre-designed or original content, and much more. The programme managers are also available to meet teams individually and can provide personal consultation to teams as they organise and develop their outreach projects.
Teachers and Support Staff
In order to be part of the NextGenLeaders programme, each team must have a designated member of staff to oversee sessions, events and project activity. Teachers/support staff must be employed by the institution that they represent. No restrictions are made as to the specific nature of the applicant’s role at the school they represent. Each team may have more than one supporting staff member.
Any young person under the age of 19 officially enrolled at the school or college is eligible to participate in NextGenLeaders. Changemakers are expected to meet once per week and work independently to drive their projects, with the supervision and advice from their designated staff member.
All opportunities promoted on behalf of Enactus UK Partners and third parties in relation to employability are subject to the partner’s own eligibility criterion which is independent from Enactus UK. All decisions made by our partners are final and Enactus UK has no influence over the decision-making process. In line with GDPR, we cannot share personal contact details or provide feedback of or on behalf of partners or third-party organisations involved.
Bribery & Corruption
We do not, and will not, pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose, nor do we or will we, accept bribes or improper inducements. To use a third party as a conduit to channel bribes to others is a criminal offense. We do not, and will not, engage indirectly in or otherwise encourage bribery.
Gifts & Hospitality
Staff must not accept any gifts or hospitality from any of their employments which might, or might reasonably appear to, compromise their personal judgement or integrity or place them under an improper obligation. Members and staff must never canvass or seek gifts and hospitality
Right to Join a Trade Union
Staff have the right to: choose to join or not join a union, they may decide to leave or remain a member of a union, belong to the union they choose, even if it's not the one we negotiate with on pay, terms and conditions.
It is the policy of the company to prohibit and actively prevent money laundering and any activity that facilitates money laundering or the funding of terrorist or criminal activities by complying with all applicable requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing regulations. Summary of Sustainable Business Practices
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
We encourage our staff to:
We allow flexible Work-From-Home options.
Recycle all items responsibly.
Source sustainable products where possible.
We reduce and aim to eliminate paper use; we are now offering resources virtually and store documents in the cloud.
Tracking travel of staff members.
Enactus UK is currently reviewing the carbon footprint of the programme and is reviewing areas as to where we can become more sustainable and head towards being carbon neutral.
The company, continually seeks to improve environmental performance, e.g. by doing a regular walk-around survey to see if we are using energy and water efficiently and whether measures to reduce waste and pollution are effective.
We raise awareness, encourage participation and train employees in environmental matters and we expect similar environmental standards from all suppliers and contractors. We liaise with the local community and participate in discussions about environmental issues. We communicate environmental aims and objectives to employees and external stakeholders and agree to commit to environmental principles and continual improvement at the highest level in your business.
Conflicts of Interest
All trustees, officers, agents, and employees of the company shall disclose all real or perceived conflicts of interest that they discover or that have been brought to their attention in connection with the company's activities.
Code of Conduct
Enactus expects all network participants to treat one another and all people with dignity and constant respect. We will value the differences between diverse individuals from around the world. Abusive, harassing or offensive conduct is unacceptable, whether verbal, physical or visual. This consideration would prohibit any network participant at any time from physically or verbally abusing another person; from speaking negatively about other network members while representing themselves as an official member of the network; from using profane language or vulgar gestures; from demeaning or belittling another person or making derogatory comments about his or her race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation; and from engaging in conduct intended, or so reckless as to be likely to cause harm to another.
Enactus expects all participants to demonstrate honesty and integrity in their statements and actions. All participants shall adhere to the ideals of honesty, fairness and “doing the right thing” without compromise, even when circumstances make it difficult. When speaking to the news media and in other public statements and settings, participants should conduct themselves with respect and dignity, and they should not demean the organisation or other network participants. If, in the context of public statements and settings, participants wish to speak as private individuals, they shall make clear their intention to do so.
Network participants should display and use the NextGenLeaders logo only in accordance with the Trademark Guidelines and in a manner appropriate to the organisation’s purpose. It is the personal responsibility of each individual working within and through the network to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in all dealings, whether inside or outside the activities of the network.
We wish to earn and preserve a good reputation by striving for excellence in everything we do. As a participant in the network, your actions are a reflection of the NextGenLeaders programme at all times. Any member of the network who believes another member has acted in violation of this code should report the violation in writing to the President and CEO. Any complaint not filed in this manner will be disregarded.