01 June 2016

New Code of Ethical Conduct takes effect on 1 July

Code of Ethical Conduct

In less than a month, our new Code of Ethical Conduct comes into force. The Code is the backbone of what it means to be a professional engineer in New Zealand and sets out professional engineers’ duty to the public and to each other. The Code covers Chartered Professional Engineers and all IPENZ members, including professional engineers, technologists and technicians.

Under the new Code, engineers have a new obligation to report adverse consequences. This means you must take action if you observe something of concern. Engineers are now required to report significant breaches of the code by other engineers. And the new Code makes explicit engineers’ obligation to keep knowledge and skills up to date, and to treat others with respect and courtesy.

Find out more about the code