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ISCE Code of conduct

To which all members of the Institute are required to conform.

Introduction

As a professional body, the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers (ISCE) has a responsibility to set rules and professional standards to direct the behaviour of its members and to further the aims of the Institute. The Code of Conduct indicates the manner in which members are required to conduct themselves in most situations, and the reputation of the Institute is further enhanced if its members are not only well qualified, but also have a professional commitment to a standard of excellence in their work. All ISCE members are required to conform to the ISCE Code of Conduct. Where appropriate, all members of the Institute are encouraged to create and make available, probably via their website, Enviromental and Ethical Trading policies, as these will reinforce the members’ commitment.

Professional conduct

Each member shall so order their conduct so as to uphold the reputation of the Institute and the dignity of the profession and shall not engage in any activity that corrupts or denigrates the profession. Members shall not maliciously or recklessly injure or attempt to injure whether directly or indirectly the professional reputation of others, whether they are members or not.

Professional standards

Each member shall continually strive to improve the standards of practice within the industry. Members are expected to attain and apply the highest level of technical competence to the work entrusted to them and to provide a creative contribution towards their company’s and/or clients` profitability and well-being.

Responsibility to colleagues

Each member shall seek to understand the duties of others, to appreciate the skills and techniques that they employ and to work in harmony with them, recognising the joint endeavour to which they are committed. Members shall actively encourage persons working under their supervision to develop, attain, apply and maintain the highest levels of professional competence

Personal integrity

Each member shall accord to the Institute the same degree of integrity which they provide to the profession in general. Members shall deal fairly and honestly with employers, employees, clients, suppliers, fellow members, the media and the community and if required to give a professional opinion shall do so conscientiously and without malice. A member shall explicitly ask a client whether any other ISCE member is acting for the client on the same project, and if so, require that the other member is informed of the situation. A member asked to give an opinion on the work of another member shall seek an assurance that the latter member is informed of the situation.

Declaration of interest

Any member having a personal interest in any business which conflicts or competes with those of his employer and/or client shall disclose all relevant facts and shall not seek to gain advantage by promoting disguised or undisclosed interests.

Disclosure of information

Members shall scrupulously maintain the confidentiality of information entrusted to them (except as required by order of a court or competent authority) and shall not make use of any information given or obtained in confidence for personal gain or otherwise without express prior consent.

Enforcement of the Code

The acceptance of this Code of Conduct is mandatory on all members of the Institute in any grade, and it is the duty of members to assist in the implementation and enforcement of the Code, and they shall be supported by the Institute for so doing. Unfair, reckless or malicious use of the Code to damage the reputation or welfare of a member shall be deemed a breach of the Code. The Institute shall initiate procedures and nominate a person or persons to determine if a breach of the Code has occurred. Any member found, after due investigation and representation, to be in breach of this Code will be expected to take whatever action is necessary to correct the infringement and confirm to the ISCE when this has been satisfactorily achieved. Subject to independent confirmation, should the corrective action be considered adequate and appropriate then the case will be closed otherwise the offender may be expelled from membership. Whilst investigation and any corrective action is in progress, the Institute expects all the members involved to behave in a responsible and professional manner until the resolution.