At a meeting of IESIS Council on Tuesday 24th September 2013 it was decided that IESIS subscribes to the following Statement of Ethical Principles published by The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council, adopted and reproduced with their permission.
IESIS Statement of Ethical Principles
Professional Engineers work to enhance the welfare, health and safety of all whilst paying due regard to the environment and the sustainability of resources. They have made personal and professional commitments to enhance the wellbeing of society through the exploitation of knowledge and the management of creative teams.
This Statement of Ethical Principles sets a standard to which members of IESIS practising as Professional Engineers should aspire in their working habits and relationships. The values on which it is based should apply in every situation in which professional engineers exercise their judgement.
Four fundamental principles should guide an engineer in achieving the high ideals of professional life. These express the beliefs and values of the profession and are amplified below.
Accuracy and Rigour
Professional Engineers have a duty to ensure that they acquire and use wisely and faithfully the knowledge that is relevant to the engineering skills needed in their work in the service of others. They should:
Honesty and Integrity
Professional Engineers should adopt the highest standards of professional conduct, openness, fairness and honesty. They should:
Respect for Life, Law and the Public Good
Professional Engineers should give due weight to all relevant law, facts and published guidance, and the wider public interest. They should:
Responsible Leadership: Listening and Informing
Professional Engineers should aspire to high standards of leadership in the exploitation and management of technology. They hold a privileged and trusted position in society, and are expected to demonstrate that they are seeking to serve wider society and to be sensitive to public concerns. They should: