Code of Conduct
3. Conduct within the Member’s Profession
- Members shall not knowingly engage in conduct, which may prejudice the reputation of their own profession.
- Members shall remain current with developments in their field, share ideas and information, keep accurate and complete records, maintain integrity in all conduct and publications, and give due credit to the contributions of others.
- Members shall conform to recognised good practice including quality standards, which are in their judgement relevant, and shall encourage their associates to do likewise.
- Members shall seek to upgrade their professional knowledge and skill, maintain awareness of relevant developments, procedures and standards, and encourage their associates to do likewise.
- Members shall act with integrity towards members of their own and other professions with whom they are concerned in a professional capacity and shall avoid engaging in any activity which is incompatible with their professional status.
- Members shall support fellow members in their professional development and, where possible, provide opportunities for the development of new entrants to the profession.
4. Conduct towards Employers
- Members shall promote and protect the legitimate interests of their employers, perform work honestly and competently, fulfil obligations, and safeguard proprietary information.
- Members shall fulfil to the best of their ability the contractual obligations owed to their employer. Where circumstances arise in which the public interest or the reputation of the profession may be at variance with the interests of an employer, the public interest and the maintenance of professional standards shall be the Member’s primary considerations.
Members shall treat employees with respect for their professionalism and concern for their well being, provide them with a safe working environment, award them fair recompense for their work, and give them credit for their contributions.
Members shall regard the tutelage of students as a trust conferred by society for the promotion of the student's learning and professional development. Each student shall be treated respectfully.
Members shall serve clients faithfully, respect confidentiality, advise honestly, and charge fairly. Members shall avoid any situation that may give rise to a conflict of interest between themselves and their client and shall make Ordinary and immediate disclosure to the client if any such conflict should occur.
Members shall consider and anticipate the environmental consequences of their work. Members shall act to avoid pollution and to protect the environment.