Our Sponsorship Guidelines
Integrity-based relationships are integral to GFPI’s capacity to provide the highest quality food protection programs, products, services, and outreach. Therefore, we seek relationships with corporations, foundations, governments, individuals, and other entities whose activities align with GFPI’s vision, mission, and core values and beliefs.
All relationships entered by GFPI must adhere to these sponsorship guidelines. The purpose of GFPI's sponsorship guidelines is to safeguard public trust held by us and our partners.
- GFPI seeks to enter relationships that preserve and promote public trust, and trust within the food safety profession, and regulatory agencies.
- GFPI will not enter into a relationship that is inconsistent with The Institute’s vision, mission, core values and beliefs.
- GFPI seeks relationships which are meaningful, mutually beneficial, and having clearly defined and transparent roles and expectations.
- GFPI will not enter into a relationship out of which there may arise, a conflict of interest or perception thereof.
- GFPI will, whenever possible, seek support from multiple and varied sponsors.
- GFPI may offer category exclusive sponsorships for a specific program, product and/or service for a specified period.
- GFPI will maintain objectivity and independence with respect to activities that are developed, sponsored, or supported with corporate funds.
- GFPI will not disclose proprietary or confidential information of any partner shared or otherwise provided during the course of a relationship.
- GFPI will retain ownership and total control of the use of its name, logos, intellectual property, other identifying marks, and over the use of The Institute’s intellectual property such as the “Curriculum Framework for an Integrated Food Safety System” and the “Existing Course Inventory”.
- GFPI will maintain ownership and total control of its events, activities, projects, programs, services, awards, and communications bearing The Institute’s name.
- GFPI will recognize corporate sponsors in its annual report, website, and or as appropriate to the sponsorship agreement.
GFPI's executive officer through a procedure adopted by the board shall approve the sponsorship.