Code of Ethics

1. A Member will co-operate with others in his profession by the free interchange of information and experience, and will contribute to the work of engineering institutions to the maximum effectiveness he is capable of.

2. A Member will endeavour to protect the engineering profession from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

3. A Member will express an opinion only when it is founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction if he is serving as a witness before a court or commission.

4. A Member will not divulge any confidential findings or actions of an engineering commission or committee, of which he is a member, without obtaining official consent.

5. A Member will take care that credit for engineering work is given to those to whom credit is properly due.

6. A Member will not offer his professional services by advertisement or through any commercial advertising media, or solicit professional work either directly, or through an agent, or in any other manner derogatory to the dignity of the profession.

7. A Member will not directly or indirectly injure the professional reputation or practice of another Corporate Member.

8. A Member will exercise due restraint in criticizing the work of another Corporate Member and remember that the proper forum for technical criticism is an engineering society or the engineering press.

9. A Member will not associate in work with an engineer who does not conform to ethical practices.

10. A Member will act in professional matters for his client or employer as faithful agent or trustee.

11. A Member will not disclose information concerning the business or technical affairs of his client or employer without his consent.

12. A Member will act with fairness and justice between his client or employer and the contractor when dealing with contracts.

13. A Member will make his status clear to his client or employer before under­taking an engagement if he may be called upon to decide on the use of inventions or equipment or any other thing in which he may have a financial interest.

14. A Member will immediately inform his client or employer of any interest in a business which may compete with or affect the business of his client or employer.

15. A Member will engage or advise engaging engineering experts and specialists when in his judgement such services are to the interests of his client or employer.

16. A Member will not review the work of another Corporate Member for the same client, except with the knowledge of the second Corporate Member, unless such engineering engagement or the work which is subject to review is terminated.

17. A Member will subscribe to the principle at appropriate and adequate compensation for those engaged in engineering work, including those in subordinate positions.

18. A Member will endeavour to provide opportunity for the professional development and advancement of engineers in his employ.

19. A Member who is engaged in engineering work in a country abroad will order his conduct according to the professional standards and customs of that country, adhering as closely as is practicable to the principles of this Code. A Member will act with fairness and justice between his client or employer and the contractor when dealing with contracts.