CODE OF ETHICS & STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS





GUIDANCE FOR PRACTICE AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL

As an Environmental Professional I will:

⇲ 1. encourage environmental planning to begin in the earliest stages of project conceptualization.

⇲ 2. recognize that total environmental management involves the consideration of all environmental factors including: technical, economic, ecological, and sociopolitical and their relationships.

⇲ 3. incorporate the best principle of design and environmental planning when recommending measures to reduce environmental harm and enhance environmental quality.

⇲ 4. conduct my analysis, planning design and review my activities primarily in subject areas for which I am qualified, and shall encourage and recognize the participation of other professionals in subject areas where I am less experienced. I shall utilize and participate in interdisciplinary teams wherever practical to determine impacts, define and evaluate all reasonable alternatives to proposed actions, and assess short-term versus long-term productivity with or without the project or action.

⇲ 5. seek common, adequate, and sound technical grounds for communication with and respect for the contributions of other professional in developing and reviewing policies, plans, activities, and projects.

⇲ 6. determine that the policies, plans, activities or projects in which I am involved are consistent with all governing laws, ordinances, guidelines, plans, and policies, to the best of my knowledge and ability.

⇲ 7. encourage public participation at the earliest feasible time in an open and productive atmosphere.

⇲ 8. conduct my professional activities in a manner that ensures consideration of technically and economically feasible alternatives.


ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROFESSION

As an Environmental Professional I will:

⇲ 1. assist in maintaining the integrity and competence of my profession.

⇲ 2. encourage education and research, and the development of useful technical information relating to the environmental field.

⇲ 3. be prohibited from lobbying in the name of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

⇲ 4. advertise and present my services in a manner that avoids the use of material and methods that may bring discredit to the profession.



Affirmation:

I hereby affirm and agree that I will abide by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.



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