A HKIQEP member shall agree to commit to our Values, abide by our Code of Ethics and comply with our Code of Conduct.

Code of Ethics

A HKIQEP member shall:

  1. Hold paramount protection of the public and natural environment by incorporating the best principles for the mitigation of environmental harm and enhancement of environmental quality;
  2. Take appropriate measures to avoid damage to the environment and ensure fair use of natural resources taking the needs of a diverse society into account;
  3. Practice and encourage others to act in an environmental responsible manner;
  4. Not allow my professional judgement, integrity or conduct to be influenced by
    • Non-qualified persons in any matters requiring the application of professional knowledge or skill;
    • Motives of profit to influence the independent and free exercise of professional judgement;
    • A thought-impairing substance;
  5. Not engage in illegal activities nor in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation or discrimination.

Code of Conduct

A HKIQEP member shall:

  1. Comply with all applicable environmental legislation and standard;
  2. Practice and offer services only in the areas I am appropriately qualified, experienced and competent;
  3. Offer professional opinions based on adequate knowledge deriving from science, careful deliberation, and honest conviction;
  4. Not sign any documents containing matters that are not properly and truthfully represented or personally verified;
  5. Maintain and improve my professional competence through continuing professional development activities and endeavor to enrich the body of knowledge in my practice area;
  6. Report any possible disciplinary offence to relevant authorities;
  7. Support others in their professional development as environmental professionals;
  8. Respect and be fair, seek quality assurance of work as appropriate, accept and give honest and fair professional opinion when required, act with integrity, competence, diligence, good faith and in ethical manner with employer, colleagues, clients, and others, give credit where it is due;
  9. Fully disclose to the employer, colleagues, clients, community and others on
    • Potential situations of conflict of interest;
    • Potential consequences if professional decisions or judgements are overruled or disregarded.