Code of Conduct

The Lighting Industry Association seeks to represent members that demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, expertise and ethical standards in every aspect of their operations, including the safety, reliability, quality and support of their products and the competence of their employees and representatives.

The Lighting Industry Association therefore expects each of its members (including, without limitation, its officers, employees and agents) to abide by a Code of Conduct which reflects these objectives.

Supporting LIA Constitution and Policies

Each member commits to respect the requirements of the LIA Constitution and LIA Policies that are agreed from time to time. In particular each Member agrees to respect in Association meetings and other activities the requirements of Competition Law and limit discussions and actions so as to comply with all such laws and regulations.

CE Marking

All equipment manufactured or supplied by members of the association will be CE marked as required to confirm that it complies with EU law and that is ‘fit for purpose’ and safe. Members should be able to produce technical files to support the CE marking within 10 days of being requested.

Products and Technical Standards

Each member shall ensure that the products it offers for sale in the EU are supplied, manufactured or manufactured under licence to conform to any statutory requirements and standards as may be mandated by local law.

Product Performance

A member shall be able to demonstrate the published features of any Product that it supplies and substantiate any benchmarks, performance characteristics, serviceability levels or other criteria to which it lays claim.

Quality Assurance

All members supplying lighting products commit to become Lighting Industry Association Quality Assurance (LIAQA) assured and ensure they comply with the requirements of that Code, or be certified to ISO 9001/2 or an equivalent quality scheme that has been agreed with the LIA as equivalent.

Energy & Environment

Members shall act in accordance with the relevant standards on environmental protection and seek to continually reduce their impact on the environment.

Members shall endeavour to ensure that the equipment they sell is manufactured under processes that ensure minimal damage to the environment.

Equipment supplied by members will be manufactured to comply with regulations and restrictions affecting the use of certain materials in its construction therefore minimising the environmental effect.

Members shall ensure full compliance with the requirements of the WEEE Regulations with regard to responsible disposal of their products at end-of-life.

Intellectual Property

Members shall recognise and respect ownership of intellectual property and refrain from plagiarism or other abuse of the intellectual property of others.

Where a member has not contributed directly to the origination of design, system or process that it subsequently offers for sale, it shall seek assurance that the intellectual property belongs to the supplier or that the supplier is licensed to re-sell the design, system or process.

Employees

Members shall respect the basic human rights of their employees and take responsibility for their health and safety. Members shall comply with laws prohibiting child labour.

Action on members failing to adhere to the Code of Conduct

Members found to be flagrantly ignoring this Code of Conduct or convicted of any offences relating to its content may have their membership rescinded at the discretion of the Council of Management.

A member which has been suspended or excluded from membership by a Council of Management decision has the right to appeal against the decision and make a direct representation to the Council.

Articles of Association

The LIA is bound by its Articles of Association (AofA) which are reviewed periodically by the LIA Council.

The AofA form the basis of why the LIA exists and who the company seeks to engage with across the Lighting Sector.