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Statement of Values

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Our Values

As employees of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency . . .

"Safeguarding the Canadian Public, Environment and Economy"

Each value has explanatory information in the form of supporting principles or intentions and concrete examples from the life and work of the Agency as follows:

We value scientific rigour and professional and technical competence. These play a crucial role in our decision making. We do not manipulate science to achieve a desired outcome but acknowledge that other factors must be taken into account in this decision making.

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The reputation and credibility of the Agency are vital to our ability to deliver our mandate. As such, we behave, internally and externally, in a way that trust is preserved.

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We are proud of the contributions we make to the quality of life of Canadians. We value dedication and responsiveness from all employees day to day and, particularly, during an emergency.

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We value competent, qualified and motivated personnel, whose efforts drive the results of the Agency.

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To develop effective policies and strategies, we value the perspectives of the stakeholders who are affected by our decisions.

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We maintain our regulatory independence from all external stakeholders. We have the courage to make difficult and potentially unpopular decisions and recommendations, free from personal bias.

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We are committed to our physical and psychological well-being.

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