Code of Ethics Part I – Values
Protection of Life and Safeguarding People:
Members shall recognise the need to protect life and to safeguard people, and in their engineering activities shall act to address this need.
Professionalism, Integrity and Competence:
Members shall undertake their engineering activities with professionalism and integrity and shall work within their levels of competence.
Commitment to Community Well-being:
Members shall recognise the responsibility of the profession to actively contribute to the well-being of society and, when involved in any engineering activity shall endeavour to identify, inform and consult affected parties.
Sustainable Management and Care for the Environment:
Members shall recognise and respect the need for sustainable management of the planet's resources and endeavour to minimise adverse environmental impacts of their engineering activities for both present and future generations.
Sustaining Engineering Knowledge:
Members shall seek to contribute to the development of their own and the engineering profession's knowledge, skill and expertise for the benefit of society.
IPENZ Code of Ethics Part II – Guidelines – provides expanded guidelines to Part I.
IPENZ Code of Ethics Part III – Minimum Standards of Acceptable Ethical Behaviour by Members – against which Members will be judged by their peers when deciding if a Member has reasonably complied with the requirement in Rule 4 of the Institution to behave ethically.
This version of the
IPENZ Code of Ethics was approved by the Board to take effect from 1 January