Direct Selling is the sale of consumer products or services in a face to face manner away from a fixed retail location.
DSAP hereby sets forth the Code of Practice with which its member companies shall comply in the conduct of their businesses.
It is a condition of membership of the DSAP that this Code is strictly observed.
Companies of the DSAP pledge to adopt and enforce a code of conduct that incorporates the substance of the provisions of this Code as a condition of admission and continuing membership in the DSAP. Companies also pledge to publicize this Code, its general terms as they apply to Consumers and Direct Sellers, and information about where Consumers and Direct Sellers may obtain a copy of this Code.
WFDSA Code of ethics incorporates all of the World Direct Selling Code of Conduct principles covering the activities of companies and individuals engaged in Direct Selling.
The Objectives of this Code are to achieve the following outcomes:
Direct Sellers are not bound directly by this Code, but as a condition of membership in the Company's distribution system, shall be required to by the Company with whom they are affiliated to adhere to rules of conduct meeting the standards of this Code.
This Code is not law, but its obligations require a level of ethical behaviour from Companies and Direct Sellers which conforms with or exceeds applicable legal requirements. Non-observance of this Code does not create any civil law responsibility or liability. With termination of its membership in DSAP, a Company is no longer bound by this Code. However, the provisions of this Code remain applicable to events or transactions that occurred during the time a Company was a member of DSAP.
Companies and Direct Sellers must comply with all requirements of laws in Pakistan. Therefore, this Code does not restate all legal obligations; compliance by Companies and Direct Sellers with laws of Pakistan that pertains to Direct Selling is a condition of acceptance by or continuing membership in DSAP.
DSAP pledges that it will require each member as a condition to admission and continuing membership in the DSAP to comply with the WFDSA World Codes of Conduct for Direct Selling with regard to direct selling activities outside of its home country, unless those activities are under the jurisdiction of Code of Conduct of another country's Direct Selling Association to which the member also belongs.
This code may be cited as the Code of Ethics.