Prevention Policies

A private institution of public utility, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s main purpose is to improve the quality of life through art, charity, science and education, contributing to a fairer, committed and sustainable society.


In order to comply with its main purpose, the Gulbenkian Foundation employees must follow a set of rules and principles of an ethical and deontological nature, which reflect the high standards of moral and professional conduct as defined in the Code of Conduct of the Employee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Code of Conduct for the prevention and the fight against harassement in the workplace. Complementary to these two Codes of Conduct, the Foundation is furthermore committed to a Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy based on a principle of zero tolerance for any type of abusive behaviours either among employees or towards third parties – related personnel, beneficiaries or the public in general involved in any of the diverse activities run by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The Foundation examines closely all situations that may constitute any violation of the aforementioned policies and ensures the timely and thorough investigation of all practices that may potentially involve its employees, related personnel and beneficiaries.