Corruption in the global construction industry is a huge economic burden estimated to approach $500 billion dollars annually. It occurs in every country regardless of the form of government, the level of development, or geographic location. ASCE is raising awareness of the real costs of corruption by being a catalyst for cooperation by being a catalyst for cooperation and action by engineers worldwide.
ASCE is asking individual engineers around the world to sign an Engineer's Charter: Combating Corruption in Engineering and Construction, and has promoted the charter in various locations including Cairo, Warsaw, Rome, Latin America, Asia and Puerto Rico. This is an important way for the world's engineering community to help improve the welfare and quality of life for populations around the globe.
Signing the Engineer's Charter shows your commitment to developing actions that will lead to zero tolerance for bribery, fraud, and corruption in engineering and construction. To add your name to the list of signatories:
If you would like a full copy of the list please email
Hold a Ring Ceremony at your Section or Branch to induct members into the Order of the Engineer as an expression of their commitment to practicing engineering with integrity and high technical and professional standards.