NCVA: North Carolina Vending Association


Mission Statement

The mission of the North Carolina Vending Association is to be the primary association of the professional vending/food service industry in North Carolina. The association will serve its members needs as follows:

  • Operate effective legislative program
  • Serve as voice for the state’s vending/food service industry
  • Promote professionalism
  • Subscribe to the NAMA Code of Ethics
  • Promote professional educational opportunities
  • Carry out other Board of Directors’ directed activities

- adopted by NCVA Board of Directors, November 1991

Antitrust Policy Statement

North Carolina Vending Association is organized to promote, develop and maintain the advancement of the vending industry. NCVA is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employees, or in any way restrict competition in any aspect of the vending industry.

The board of directors, through this statement of policy, makes clear its unequivocal support for the policy of competition served by the antitrust laws and its uncompromising intent to comply strictly in all respects to those laws. It is the individual responsibility of every member of NCVA to be guided by the antitrust laws. It shall be the special responsibility of any committee chairmen and association officers to assure that this policy is known and adhered to in the course of the activities pursued under their leadership.

It is not NCVA's role to act as an arbiter or judge of competitive conduct of industry members. As such, this statement of antitrust policy is not a mechanism through which members should charge another member with alleged illegal action.

Whistleblower Policy

This Whistleblower Policy of the North Carolina Vending Association: (1) encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the association; (2) specifies that the association will protect the person from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported.

  • Encouragement of reporting. The association encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about illegal practices or serious violations of the association’s policies, including illegal or improper conduct by the association itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf. Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, accounting or audit matters, ethical violations, or other similar illegal or improper practices or policies. Other subjects on which the association has existing complaint mechanisms should be addressed under those mechanisms, unless those channels are themselves implicated in the wrongdoing. This policy is not intended to provide a means of appeal from outcomes in those other mechanisms.
  • Protection from retaliation. The association prohibits retaliation by or on behalf of the association against staff or volunteers for making good faith complaints, reports or inquiries under this policy or for participating in a review or investigation under this policy. This protection extends to those whose allegations are made in good faith but prove to be mistaken. The association reserves the right to discipline persons who make bad faith, knowingly false, or vexatious complaints, reports or inquiries or who otherwise abuse this policy.
  • Where to report. Complaints, reports or inquiries may be made under this policy on a confidential or anonymous basis. They should describe in detail the specific facts demonstrating the bases for the complaints, reports or inquiries. They should be directed to the association’s executive director or President of the Board of Directors; if both of those persons are implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be directed to the Vice-President of the Board of Directors. The association will conduct a prompt, discreet, and objective review or investigation. Staff or volunteers must recognize that the association may be unable to fully evaluate a vague or general complaint, report or inquiry that is made anonymously.

NCVA: North Carolina Vending Association

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