National Association of Landscape Professionals Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

As proud members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, we conscientiously commit to the following codes of professional conduct for the following reasons:
  • To protect the interests of our membership.
  • To ensure the highest level of professionalism within the lawn and landscape industry.

Core Commitments

Commitment to Consumers

  • Conduct business in a professional manner.
  • Provide information based on honest, scientific, accurate, and factual knowledge.
  • Practice honesty in advertising, proposals, and representation of capabilities.

Commitment to Our Environment

  • Protect and preserve our most valuable resource, the environment.
  • Operate in an environmentally safe manner.
  • Follow vendor recommendations for products, chemicals, and equipment.

Commitment to the Law

  • Adhere to all contractual obligations in essence and spirit.
  • Abide by all laws and regulations affecting the green industry and support the enforcement of these laws.

Commitment to Fellow Professionals

  • Deal fairly with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Avoid making unfounded statements, which, in any way, might injure the professional reputation of another.
  • Refrain from recruiting another company’s employees during any National association of landscape professionals sponsored event.
  • Respect the intellectual property rights of others.
  • Recognize the importance of a strong relationship with vendors (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and business service providers).
  • Follow all vendor directions and recommendations for products and equipment. Vendors must report product testing and use results accurately.
  • Promote the standards set forth in this Code of Ethics to all customers, nonmember industry representatives, suppliers, and fellow lawn and landscape companies.

Commitment to the Association

  • Adhere to the by-laws of the association.
  • Strive to participate in continuing education.
  • Strive to attain certification.

Commitment to Employees

  • Develop, promote, and reinforce good safety practices throughout all phases of operations.
  • Encourage equal opportunities in education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected class.
  • Respect colleagues and the endeavors of colleagues.
  • Use sound management and HR practices and teach employees to treat their peers and customers respectfully.