Governance, key policies, core principles and Tarbox

Governance, Policies and Guidance for JIG Members to use.

The Governance Processes Committee provides guidance on Governance, JIG Policies such as Ethics and Competition Law. The JIG Core Principles and Business Principles form the core of this guidance. This organisation also manages the Tarbox Database on behalf of the industry.


The JIG governance framework documents are a complete set of guidance for Joint Ventures or sole operators who wish to manage their operations in line with the latest updates and knowledge around corporate policy and local laws that may impact our business. Further details on the principal governance areas can be found below and all the listed GP Documentation can be accessed in the “Policies” tab in our Standards and Publications section.

The Tarbox database gives users access to Template Documents according to their needs and is a secure library of executed agreements at JIG locations that can be accessed by the signatories.

The key elements of the governance framework provided for operator guidance are:

CORE PRINCIPLES : Guidelines to ensure that potentially sensitive data is handled by operators in conformity with the expectations of applicable laws, in particular Competition Law. Standard Forms and Agreements are provided to manage interactions with Third Parties, as well as example Board resolutions and Training Guides.

BUSINESS PRINCIPLES : Guidelines and Template documents defining the business principles (e.g. procurement, ethics, anti-corruption etc.) that an operator may wish to adopt.

AIRCRAFT REFUELLING INDEMNITY : Template agreements for Operators/Users/Throughputters to use if they wish to adhere to the “Tarbox” principles of apportioning responsibility for fuel-related incidents in comingled systems. This items is covered in more detail on our Tarbox page.

BUSINESS RISK ASSESSMENT: A location Business Risk Assessment Template, user notes and training materials. Also includes a Strategic Improvement plan and example Quality Management System.

FINANCIAL CONTROL : Key guidelines and template documents regarding financial control, financial admin procedures, stock control and loss accounting.

STANDARD JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENTS : Template agreements for Joint Ventures, Throughputters and Access Agreement for on-airport operations.

JIG also provides a DASHBOARD for participating locations and Members who wish to access their governance, inspection and HSSE data through a single online tool. Guidelines, key documents and training materials are provided. [Users who have Dashboard access can find a drop down link by clicking on “My JIG”].


    Guidance for Users on Governance and Good Practices for the management of Competition Law requirements in operating facilities.

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    Good Practice guidance and user tools for the Business Risk Assessment process. A key component for the management and control of potential risks at an aviation fuel handling facility.

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    Business Principles provide a Governance Framework for Fuel Handling Activities, including compliance with international laws as well as internal processes to ensure those commitments are upheld.

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    The Tarbox Agreements were designed in the 1970s to help the aviation fuel handling industry adequately manage potential liabilities ariseg from refuelling operations. Periodically reviewed and updated to fit current circumstances, they are still used extensively by fuel suppliers operating in joint ventures or throughputting comingled systems.

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