The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to state general statements of the principles of ethical conduct, so that members may fulfil their duties to the public, the profession and their fellow members.
The Code of Ethics shall be construed as guidelines, and not to the exclusion of other duties equally imperative and other rights not specifically mentioned.
Members are bound by its provisions as they are bound by the Engineering Technology Act of New Brunswick (June 18, 1986), and the organizations By-Laws and Rules.
‘ agree to uphold these ethical standards, known as the “Code of Ethics”, and also encourage, by advice and example, others to adhere to these standards;
‘ protect and promote, to the fullest extent, the safety, health and welfare of the public, the environment, and their employers’ interests;
‘ undertake an accept responsibility for such work as they are competent to perform by virtue of their training and experience;
‘ will not deliberately misrepresent or mislead with dishonest intent, by inference or otherwise, in public or private statement, of character, qualifications, or abilities, or lay claim to qualification not possessed to further their own ambitions at the expense of employer, clients, or colleagues;
‘ at all times, discourage exaggerated, untrue or unfounded statements concerning any professional subject or project, and provide an opinion only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction; and shall not disclose any privileged or confidential information;
‘ disclose to an employer or client the possibility of a conflict of interest, if such conflict could be detrimental to the interests of either party, and present clearly to employers and clients all consequences if professional decisions or judgements are overruled or disregarded;
‘ advocate the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
‘ constantly strive for increased knowledge within their discipline to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance opportunities for the professional development of associates; and endeavour to cooperate with others and agree to the dissemination of new methods and technical knowledge, providing this does not violate of any part the “Code of Ethics”;
‘ report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices; and promote public knowledge and appreciation of engineering and applied science technology, and protect the organization from the misrepresentation and misunderstandings.
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