Ethical Principles

AESC – Professional and Ethical Standards

As a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), we are obligated to comply with the following professional standards. The AESC formulated these standards with the goal of assuring the quality of the executive search profession, and undertakes to ensure that all of its members are committed to applying these principles consistently.


AESC members will conduct their activities in a manner that reflects favorably on the profession.


AESC members will conduct their business activities with integrity and avoid conduct that is deceptive or misleading.


AESC members will perform all search consulting assignments competently, thoroughly, and with an appropriate degree of knowledge and urgency.


AESC members will exercise objective and impartial judgment in each search consulting assignment, giving due consideration to all relevant facts.


AESC-Mitglieder beweisen in ihrer Kommunikation mit Klienten und Kandidaten größtmögliche Transparenz und regen auch Klienten und Kandidaten dazu an.

Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest

AESC members will avoid, or resolve through disclosure and waiver, potential conflicts of interest.


AESC members will respect confidential information entrusted to them by clients and candidates.


AESC-Mitglieder würdigen die Loyalität gegenüber dem Auftraggeber und wahren seine Interessen.

Equal Opportunity

AESC members will support equal opportunity in employment and objectively evaluate all qualified candidates.

Respect for Public Interest

AESC members will conduct their activities with respect for the public interest.

Charta der Vielfalt

Charta der Vielfalt LogoDelta Management Consultants GmbH advocates a respectful workplace culture free of prejudice where talented people are valued for their accomplishments – regardless of age, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or ideology, sexual orientation and identity or disability. We have therefore signed the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt).