Code of Ethics, Fundamental Canon 1
"Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties."
Many of the Society’s policies call for actions that support sustainable practices.
The following are especially relevant. Click on each to read them in full.
ASCE Code of Ethics
Policy 360 -- Impact of Global Climate Change
Policy 418 -- The Role of the Civil Engineer in Sustainable Development
Policy 488 -- Greenhouse Gases
Policy 517 -- Millennium Development Goals
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