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Endorsed by the Board of Governors and the Executive of York University on December 7, 2009.


The York University Procurement Code of Ethics is integral to the University Procurement of Goods and Services Policy and the University’s practices are guided by this Code of Ethics.

Code of Ethics

York University aspires to high ethical, legal, environmental, managerial and professional standards in the management of the resources entrusted to it. Within this context, the University shall procure goods and services in an open, fair and transparent manner and in a competitive environment, so that all transactions yield the optimal benefit to the University in these circumstances.


All employees of the University who, during the course of their duties, are involved in the process of acquiring goods or services shall perform their duties to the following standards: