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The word "Ethics" comes from the Greek word "Ethos" and is defined as the study of standards of right and wrong: that part of science and philosophy dealing with moral conduct, duty and judgement. Ethics deals with voluntary actions specifically taken by an individual with sufficient knowledge of the options available to him or her.
Codes of Ethics are drawn up to express the expectations of a group of persons of common vocation with regard to their conduct.
The professional engineer, geologist or geophysicist has specific privileges and responsibilities which have meaning and substance in our society only when they are coupled with a sense of ethical behaviour. Because society is changing rapidly, a high level of ethical behaviour on the part of the professional is increasingly important.
The professional engineer, geologist and geophysicist should apply the Code of Ethics not in passive observance but as a set of principles dynamically guiding his or her professional conduct. The true professional will then incorporate ethics into his or her daily decision-making situations.
The APEGGA Code of Ethics serves several purposes. It designates the standard of conduct expected of engineers, geologists and geophysicists in easily understandable terms. It distinguishes appropriate professional conduct from that which fails to meet a required standard. The Code also provides a basis on which allegations of unprofessional conduct are adjudicated by the Discipline Committee or other groups charged with responsibilities related to the conduct of members.
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