The YPO is part of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and it maintains a very detailed code of conduct for its members.
The YPO-WPO code of conduct applies strictly to all members of the YPO-WPO community. Simply put, the code provides that members should always act with the highest standards of integrity, respect other members’ confidentiality, respond to other members as soon as possible within 24 hours, and not to solicit members unless upon invitation to do so.
To do this, members are advised not to behave in ways that negatively reflect on the organization, to respect confidentiality by not sharing the members’ or organization’s details with outsiders for personal gain or otherwise, to disclose any potential conflict of interests, and to treat all persons with respect.
YPO-WPO members are directly responsible for the conduct of other members within the community. Every year, they are required to affirm their commitment to the code of conduct.