Jefferson Nunn founded Biotoxin Foundation in early 2020. His purpose and cause were driven by his personal experience with toxins. After suffering from symptoms caused by his personal exposure to mold, he discovered there were very few options for people enduring toxic mold. Doctors lacked sufficient education, medical science had little upon it, and there were very few ways to detect toxin inside a person.
Through his personal experience, Jefferson decided to gather a group of like-minded individuals to found the Biotoxin Foundation. Biotoxin Foundation’s purpose is:
DOES THE BIOTOXIN FOUNDATION HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT?
Yes, when we established the Biotoxin Foundation in 2020, one of our focal points was to publish our first Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct was approved by the Biotoxin Foundation Principals and implemented throughout the company both internally and externally. Read more on ethics.
Yes. We are currently working on our case study portfolio and 5-year business plan regarding sustainability for 2020-2025.
We encourage and empower our employees, volunteers, and independent contractors as well as suppliers and partners to make a positive contribution to society and the communities where we work and live. Through normal management approval systems, these contributions are determined according to non-profit community needs, as follows:
Increasing diversity and inclusion is a change journey and for any change journey to be successful a clear goal is needed. Although many of the challenges we face in different markets are unique, quite a few challenges are similar across countries, regions, locally and in business streams.
We are a people-focused non-profit: our competitive advantage lies in attracting, developing and retaining the best people who care and offer an abundance of loyalty to the cause. A key component for success is our ability to offer an inclusive work culture that allows everyone to contribute to their full potential regardless of the location.
Our Code of Ethics at the Biotoxin Foundation is the set of behavioral rules that our principles, volunteers, employees, and partners should follow to ensure the organization’s values are reflected in all business dealings. Regardless of the size or scope of our programs, we have clearly defined codes and closely monitored transactions by our Biotoxin Foundation Executive Team, at all times.
Our company rigidly provides non-profit services and support that are consistent with North American business standards at the highest of levels. Our company Code of Ethics ensures a work environment where people feel comfortable doing the right thing.
The Biotoxin Foundation business values typically are expressed in terms of how the organization performs day-to-day. We assess everything from interactions with suppliers, employees, victims, and our preferred partners. A primary objective for our Code of Ethics is by a clear sense of honesty and fairness. Another defined value is respect in all interactions, regardless of the circumstances.
Our company, both internally and externally, adheres to a strict core of company principles. The Biotoxin Foundation prides itself on key factors such as satisfaction, business profitability, and continuous improvement. When and where it is possible, our corporate responsibility to the environmentally-friendly use of natural resources is another business principle that can be found in our code of ethics.
Biotoxin Foundation Executive Team and Management Support
Our Biotoxin Foundation Executive Team and managerial support of the core company values and principles are documented in our code of ethics. We encourage open door policies for reporting ethics violations which are included in the code, along with a process to anonymously report any code of ethics issues.
To reflect how seriously our Biotoxin Foundation Executive Team and Management considers our code, we reflect our principles throughout visible areas of the organization as constant reminders with the highest of professional standards.
Another organizational component is our statement internally regarding the importance of each employee’s, volunteer’s, and partner’s personal responsibility to uphold the Biotoxin Foundation code of ethics. We consider it imperative that both the legal and moral consequences are adhered to. If an employee, independent contractor or even a supplier is in violation of our code of ethics set forth by the Biotoxin Foundation Executive Team, the consequences and ramifications of which will be enforced without exceptions. We require any violators to be reported.
Any laws or regulations within the organization or externally, must be upheld at all times. No executive, manager, employee, independent contractor or supplier is above the Biotoxin Foundation code of ethics rules. Compliance to all financial reporting and any licensing requirements are documented, along with the expectation that all of the aforementioned code of ethics will be maintained and legal regulations met, at all times.
Inclusion is how to deal with diversity. Inclusion is the concept used to describe a desired culture/mindset/approach to diversity. In other words, a prescription on how we as individuals and members of an organization should deal with diversity. Some people might find it difficult to understand what inclusion is, as it typically not is something we think of when we experience it. One way of understanding what inclusion is to think of its’ opposite: exclusion.
An excluding culture is a culture in which some people are marginalized, not listen to, made fun of, bullied and harassed. This could be an openly sexist, racist, homophobic culture. Such a culture could still be inclusive to the majority, but not to others. An excluding culture/mindset/approach is not in line with the Biotoxin Foundation values and Code of Conduct.
An inclusive culture is a culture where also minority groups or acutely ill individuals feel welcomed, acknowledged and comfortable in showing who they are and enables everyone to contribute. It is a culture where everyone treats each other with respect and care. An inclusive culture does not mean that “anything goes” rather the opposite: often it is characterized by strong values but those values focus on everyone’s equal worth as human beings and how we treat each other (with respect and care).
Full inclusion means scrutinizing the way we are organized, how we cooperate, how we incentivize, how we acknowledge and promote in order to find more inclusive ways of working.
Our research has pinpointed a number of aspects in work culture that could unintentionally exclude certain groups:
At the Biotoxin Foundation, both in the United States of America and as a global partner in the health community, we aim high and are always defined by our diversity and inclusivity regardless of which country we provide products. Our people are at the core value and principles of our company and its’ services.