We, the members of the National Pawnbrokers Association, having committed ourselves to contributing to the professional and personal development of member pawnbrokers, advocating pawnbroker rights and responsibilities, and enhancing and promoting a positive and professional image to the public, do hereby adopt and embrace the following Code of Ethics.
Each member shall Strive to operate their business in such a manner as to enhance and promote the positive and professional image of all pawnbrokers and:
Maintain our places of business and their operators in a manner which will reflect credit and professionalism on the pawn industry.
Deal with our customers and the general public with honesty, making service with integrity our constant goal.
Engage in fair and vigorous competition to stimulate the continuous growth and evolution of the pawn industry.
Obey the laws that are enacted by the local, state, and federal government and assist in the prosecution of those that do not.
Strive to establish positive and long-lasting relations with our local, state, federal government officials and our customers.
With respect to our common commitment to the National Pawnbrokers Association, conduct ourselves toward other members with the highest degree of fairness and professionalism.
Assist the National Pawnbrokers Association in promoting the good image of the profession.
Attempt to promote the Association to potential new members and will assist the Association by identifying the potentials to increase its membership.
Assist the Association in its day to day operations, participate in its annual elections and cooperate and assist in special projects and investigations.
Endeavor to maintain our financial commitment to the Association.
Each officer and representative of the Association shall conduct themselves in an ethical and appropriate manner conducive to the benefit and welfare of this Association.