CODE OF ETHICS FOR MEMBERS

THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS EXPECTS ALL ITS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS TO BE GUIDED IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND CONDUCT BY THE FOLLOWING CODE OF ETHICS

1. The members shall be guided by the highest standards of integrity in all their professional dealings.

2. The members shall uphold the dignity of the profession and the reputation of the Institute.

3. The members shall avoid sensationalism and misleading claims and statements. In making first publication concerning inventions, discoveries or improvements in their fields, the members shall use the channels of recognised scientific societies or standard technical publications or periodicals.

4. The members shall endeavour at all times to give credit for work to those who, as far as their knowledge goes, are the real authors of such work.

5. The members shall provide sufficient opportunity and take responsibility for the training and development of other engineers under their charge.

6. If a member considers another member guilty of unethical practice, he shall present the information to the Council of the Institute. He shall endeavour to avoid, under all circumstances, injuring the reputation of any member directly or indirectly.

7. The members shall not misrepresent their qualifications to clients, employers or others with whom they come in contact in their profession.

8. The members shall not divulge or make use of any confidential information or findings of clients, employers, or professional committees/commissions to which they are appointed as members, for their personal gain, without prior consent of the concerned authority.

9. The members shall uphold the principle that unreasonably low professional charges encourage inferior and unrealiable work. This does not, however preclude them from honorary work for professional/national advancement.

10. The members should inform their clients or employers of any interest in a business which may compete with or affect the interest of their clients or employers.

11. The members shall refuse to undertake for compensation work which they believe will be unprofitable to clients, without first advising the clients as to the inprobability of successful results.

12. When called upon to undertake the use of inventions, equipment, process and products in which a member has a financial interest, he shall make his status clear before engagement.

13. The members shall always give complete and accurate reports for promotion of business/enterprises and avoid unnecessary claims.

14. The members shall not indulge in any occupation which is contrary to law or public welfare.