Ethics in Engineering
We list, here, the "codes of ethics", which many engineers follow.
Council of the American Chemical Society
September 14, 1965
The Chemist's Creed
As a Chemist, I Have a Responsibility:
to the public
to propagate a true understanding of chemical science, avoiding premature,
false, or exaggerated statements, to discourage enterprises or practices
inimical to the public interest or welfare, and to share with other
citizens a responsibility for the right and beneficent use of scientific
to my science
to search for its truths by use of the scientific method, and to enrich it
by my own contributions for the good of humanity.
to my profession
to uphold its dignity as a foremost branch of learning and practice, to
exchange ideas and information through its societies and publications, to
give generous recognition to the work of others, and to refrain from undue
to my employer
to serve him undividedly and zealously in mutual interest, guarding his
concerns and dealing with them as I would my own.
to maintain my professional integrity as an individual, to strive to keep
abreast of my profession, to hold the highest ideals of personal honor, and
to live an active, well-rounded and useful life.
to my employees
to treat them as associates, being ever mindful of their physical and
mental well-being, giving them encouragement in their work, as much freedom
for personal development as is consistent with the proper conduct of work,
and compensating them fairly, both financially and by acknowledgement of
their scientific contributions.
to my students and associates
to be a fellow learner with them, to strive for clarity and directness of
approach, to exhibit patience and encouragement, and to lose no opportunity
for stimulating them to carry on the great tradition.
to my clients
to be a faithful and incorruptible agent, respecting confidence, advising
honesty, and charging fairly.
If you know of any other codes,
then please drop us a line.
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