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Code of Ethics

May 2024 3 min read


This Code of Ethics outlines the fundamental principles and standards that guide the professional behavior and business practices of Alexander Gostev ("the Consultant"), a provider of Product Management services globally. This Code aims to uphold the highest ethical standards and ensure the integrity, professionalism, and excellence of all engagements. Key to Alexander’s approach is the commitment to clear communication, transparency, and creating an environment tailored to the needs of clients and colleagues.

1. Integrity and Honesty

1.1 Truthfulness

The Consultant shall be truthful in all professional interactions, ensuring that all communications, representations, and disclosures are accurate and complete.

1.2 Trustworthiness

The Consultant shall build and maintain trust by consistently demonstrating reliability, honesty, and ethical behavior.

1.3 Accountability

The Consultant shall take full responsibility for actions and decisions, promptly addressing any mistakes or issues that arise during professional engagements.

2. Professional Responsibility

2.1 Competence

The Consultant shall maintain the necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide high-quality Product Management services. Continuous professional development is encouraged to stay current with industry advancements.

2.2 Diligence

The Consultant shall perform all duties with diligence, care, and thoroughness, ensuring that client needs and expectations are met to the highest standards.

2.3 Confidentiality

The Consultant shall protect the confidentiality of client information, only disclosing such information with explicit client authorization or as required by law.

3. Respect and Fairness

3.1 Respect for Others

The Consultant shall treat all clients, colleagues, and stakeholders with respect, fostering an environment of mutual respect and collaboration.

3.2 Non-Discrimination

The Consultant shall not engage in any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

3.3 Fair Treatment

The Consultant shall ensure fair treatment of all clients and stakeholders, avoiding any actions that could be perceived as favoritism or bias.

3.4 Prohibition of Forced and Child Labor

The Consultant shall not engage in or support the use of forced labor or child labor in any form. All professional activities and partnerships must comply with international labor standards.

4. Ethical Business Practices

4.1 Conflict of Interest

The Consultant shall avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any potential conflicts to clients immediately. Decisions should always prioritize the best interests of the client.

4.2 Fair Competition

The Consultant shall engage in fair and ethical competition, avoiding any practices that could harm the reputation or business of competitors.

4.3 Anti-Corruption

The Consultant shall not engage in bribery, corruption, or any form of unethical inducement. All business dealings should be conducted with the highest ethical standards.

5. Responsibility to Clients

5.1 Client Interests

The Consultant shall act in the best interests of clients, providing objective, unbiased, and high-quality advice and services.

5.2 Transparency

The Consultant shall ensure that clients are fully informed about the nature, scope, and potential outcomes of services. Any potential risks, conflicts, or limitations should be communicated promptly.

5.3 Clear Communication

The Consultant shall maintain open, clear, and consistent communication with clients, ensuring that all interactions are transparent and comprehensible.

5.4 Tailored Environment

The Consultant shall create an environment that is responsive to the unique needs and preferences of clients and colleagues, fostering collaboration and mutual understanding.

5.5 Reliability

The Consultant shall be dependable and consistent, ensuring that all commitments to clients are met in a timely and professional manner.

6. Social Responsibility

6.1 Sustainability

The Consultant shall consider the environmental and social impact of professional activities, striving to promote sustainable and responsible business practices.

6.2 Community Engagement

The Consultant is encouraged to contribute positively to the communities in which services are provided, through volunteer work, charitable activities, and other forms of community engagement.

7. Enforcement and Reporting

7.1 Compliance

Adherence to this Code of Ethics is a condition of engagement. Any violations may result in termination of the engagement and potential legal consequences.

7.2 Reporting

The Consultant shall report any suspected violations of this Code to the appropriate authority or through established reporting channels. Retaliation against individuals who report violations in good faith is strictly prohibited.


This Code of Ethics is a cornerstone of Alexander Gostev’s commitment to ethical, professional, and responsible business practices. By adhering to these principles, with a focus on clear communication and transparency, the Consultant ensures the continued trust and respect of clients, partners, and the global community.