Crowd Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics shows our dedication to the well-being of our crowd and is built on a foundation of fair pay, inclusion and privacy & confidentiality.

Mark Brayan
The AI industry depends on the people who collect and label the data. They help make machine learning-empowered solutions possible and we are formalizing our commitment to their well-being. We believe that our customers should know that their partners stand for the ethical treatment of contractors.”

Crowd Code of Ethics

Fair Pay

Our goal is to pay our Crowd above minimum wage in every market around the world where we operate.


A diverse, inclusive culture is vital to our mission of helping build better AI. We offer opportunities for individuals of all abilities and backgrounds.

Crowd Voice

Our Crowd has a valued voice at Appen and their feedback helps us to continuously improve.

Privacy and

Any information collected about the Crowd is requested solely for the purposes of the project. Appen takes precautions to protect that information and does not release private data on individuals to third parties without consent.


We believe in helpful, transparent, and responsive lines of communication with our Crowd.


Appen promotes wellness, community, and connections through online forums and best practices.


Appen has joined the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC), an organization whose mission is to “build more inclusive global supply chains through advancing wide-scale adoption of Impact Sourcing.” The alignment between Appen’s Code of Ethics and GISC’s mission creates a strong partnership in the effort to provide opportunities for individuals around the world.


“We support Appen’s efforts to develop a Code of Ethics for its crowd. We believe these considerations are essential for both the crowd and the industry to thrive, and this complements our ethical pricing and best practices guidelines we issued earlier this year.”
Sebastian Kohlmeier at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)

Resources on our blog

Visit Life at Appen blog to find helpful resources on crowd wellness.


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Appen Interview with Tamira M. From Canada

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Appen Announces Crowd Code of Ethics

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Why Resilience Matters And How You Can Learn It

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10 Steps Toward Eating Healthier Every Day

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Meet Jutta from Finland

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Health and Fitness Tips While Working from Home

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Meet Atsuya from Japan

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How Appen Celebrated Pride Month 2019

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Meet Jeppe from Denmark

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Why Remote Jobs are the Perfect Source of Summer Income

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Remote Jobs Are The Way Of The Future. Here’s Why

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