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The members of the highway industry recognize that their
work has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for
all people. As a result, the service provided by the various
professionals, industries, and businesses requires honesty,
impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to
the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. To
this end, Society members should be aware of the Society's mission
statement, understand its impact to their profession and use
it in their daily conduct of work.
I. Society Member Objectives
A. The safety, health and welfare of the public shall be
held prominent in their conduct of work.
B. Members shall provide or perform services only in areas
of their expertise or competence.
C. Members shall act in a professional manner for each employer
and client as faithful agents or trustees.
D. Members shall avoid improper acts in the solicitation
of their services.
II. Code of Conduct
A. The safety, health and welfare of the public will be held
prominent in the conduct of work by Society members,
1 . Society members shall perform their work recognizing
the importance of protecting the safety, health, property
and welfare of the public.
2. If, during the conduct of work, a member's judgement is
compromised or overruled in such a way that endangers the
safety, health, property or welfare of the public, the member
shall notify the appropriate authority.
3. Members shall refrain from association with any person
or business venture which they suspect to be engaged in fraudulent
or dishonest business practices.
B. Members should provide or perform services solely in areas
of their expertise or competence.
1 . Society members shall perform work assignments only when
qualified by training, education or experience in the specified
field or service involved.
2. Members shall recommend, approve or promote only those
products or services in which they have complete competence
C. Members should act in a proper business or professional manner
for each employer and client as faithful agents or trustees.
1 . Society members shall identify all known and potential
conflicts of interest to their employers or clients informing
them of any business association which could influence or
appear to influence their judgement or quality of service.
2. Members can accept compensation from more than one party
for performing the same services providing that the circumstances
are fully disclosed and agreed to by all interested parties.
D. Members should maintain the utmost integrity in the solicitation
of their products and services.
1 . Society members shall be entirely truthful when representing
their business experience. professional qualifications, or
2. Members shall not offer, give, solicit, or receive any
gift, political contribution, or other valuable consideration
with the intent of receiving favorable consideration for a
contract award, materials purchase or other work.
III. Member Obligations
A. Members of the Society shall be guided in their provision
of services by the highest standards of integrity.
B. Members of the Society shall at all times strive to serve
the public interest.
C. Members of the Society shall refrain from all conduct
or practice which may discredit the highway industry or deceive
D. Members of the Society shall not disclose confidential
information concerning the business affairs or technical processes
of any present or former client or employer without his consent,
E. Members of the Society shall not be influenced by conflicting
F. Members of the Society shall uphold the principle that
adequate compensation be received for services provided to
the highway industry.
G. Members of the Society shall be totally truthful in their
efforts to gain employment or advancement and shall not criticize
other members of the highway industry.
H. Members of the Society shall not attempt to injure, maliciously
or falsely, directly or indirectly, the reputation, prospects,
practice or employment of other members of the highway industry.
I. Members of the Society shall cooperate with one another
in extending the effectiveness of the highway industry by
the exchange of information and experience with other members
of the Society and will provide opportunity for the advancement
and development of other members under their supervision.
The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is
to promote the planning, design, construction, maintenance and
operation of safe and efficient highways; to foster a genera)
understanding of the value of highways and seek support for
their fiscal viability; to stimulate and publicize technology
advances in the highway field; to encourage communications among
all segments of the highway industry; to stress the value of
individuals; and to facilitate ethics, leadership, and career
growth of the members.