Code of Ethics

Members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers shall uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by:

  • Being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity their employers, their clients, and the public;
  • Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession;
  • Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare.

To Achieve these Goals, Members shall:

  • Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and protect the environment in performance of their professional duties.
  • Formally advise their employers or clients (and consider further disclosure, if warranted) if they perceive that a consequence of their duties will adversely affect the present or future health or safety of their colleagues or the public.
  • Accept responsibility for their actions, seek and heed critical review of their work and offer objective criticism of the work of others.
  • Issue statements or present information only in an objective and truthful manner.
  • Act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, avoiding conflicts of interest and never breaching confidentiality.
  • Treat fairly and respectfully all colleagues and co-workers, recognizing their unique contributions and capabilities.
  • Perform professional services only in areas of their competence.
  • Build their professional reputations on the merits of their services.
  • Continue their professional development throughout their careers, and provide opportunities for the professional development of those under their supervision.
  • Never tolerate harassment.
  • Conduct themselves in a fair, honorable and respectful manner.

Read AIChE's Sexual Harassment Policy