Fundamental Tennets

1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, and the protection of the environment, and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties, and promote safety and health within the work place.

2. Engineers shall be knowledgeable about the legislation, codes of practice and standards relevant to their profession and perform services only in the areas of their competence; they shall do so in a careful and diligent manner and, when need arises, assign responsibilities only to those competent to discharge the same.

3. Engineers shall express opinions, make statements and/or give evidence in an objective and truthful manner, on the basis of adequate knowledge and shall disclose the qualifications for making such statements, the capacity in which they are making the same and if, to their knowledge, their statements favour any party or cause.

4. Engineers shall maintain confidentiality and avoid conflicts of interest in the discharge of their professional obligations towards each employer or client for whom they will act as faithful agents or trustees.

5. Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others.

6. Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honour, integrity and dignity of their profession and merit the trust of the community.

7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their career and shall actively assist in the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.

8. Engineers shall conduct themselves with fairness and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional criticism.

9. Engineers shall take all reasonable steps to fully acquaint themselves and inform their clients, employers and if necessary the community, of the social and environmental consequences of the actions and projects in which they are involved, and shall ensure that they have carried out the relevant risk assessments.

10. Engineers shall report to the Institution of Engineers Mauritius any illegal or unethical decisions or practices by any Engineer in the course of his professional activities.