Part 1: Public service values

The Acas Council will at all times:

  • maximise value for money through ensuring that Acas services are delivered in the most efficient and economical ways, within available resource and, wherever practicable, with independent validation of performance.
  • be accountable to Parliament, users of Acas services, individual citizens and Acas staff for the Service's activities, for stewardship of public funds and the extent to which its key performance targets and objectives are met;
  • in accordance with Government policy on openness, comply fully with all reasonable requests for information about its work from Parliament, users of Acas services and other citizens;
  • observe the highest standards of propriety involving impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to stewardship of public funds and the management of the Service.