Professional Ethics Of Project Managers
Duty to take ownership
We make decisions and take actions based on the best interests of society, public safety, and the environment.
We accept only those assignments that are consistent with our background, experience, skills, and qualifications.
We fulfill the commitments that we undertake – we do what we say we will do.
When we make errors or omissions, we take ownership and make corrections promptly.
When we discover errors or omissions caused by others, we communicate them to the appropriate body as soon they are discovered.
We accept accountability for any issues resulting from our errors or omissions and any resulting consequences.
We protect proprietary or confidential information that has been entrusted to us
We uphold this Code and hold each other accountable to it.
We inform ourselves and uphold the policies, rules, regulations and laws that govern our work, professional, and volunteer activities.
We report unethical or illegal conduct to appropriate management and, if necessary, to those affected by the conduct.
We bring violations of this Code to the attention of the appropriate body for resolution.
We only file ethics complaints when they are substantiated by facts.
We pursue disciplinary action against an individual who retaliates against a person raising ethics concerns.
Respect is our duty to show a high regard for ourselves, others, and the resources entrusted to us.
We inform ourselves about the norms and customs of others and avoid engaging in behaviors they might consider disrespectful.
We listen to others’ points of view, seeking to understand them.
We approach directly those persons with whom we have a conflict or disagreement.
We conduct ourselves in a professional manner, even when it is not reciprocated.
We negotiate in good faith.
We do not exercise the power of our expertise or position to influence the decisions or actions of others in order to benefit personally at their expense.
We do not act in an abusive manner toward others.
We respect the property rights of others.
Fairness is our duty to make decisions and act impartially and objectively.
We demonstrate transparency in our decision-making process.
We constantly reexamine our impartiality and objectivity, taking corrective action as appropriate.
We provide equal access to information to those who are authorized to have that information.
We make opportunities equally available to qualified candidates.
We proactively and fully disclose any real or potential conflicts of interest to the appropriate stakeholders.
When we realize that we have a real or potential conflict of interest, we refrain from engaging in the decision-making process.
We do not hire or fire, reward or punish, or award or deny contracts based on personal considerations, including but not limited to, favoritism, nepotism, or bribery.
We do not discriminate against others based on, but not limited to, gender, race, age, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation.
Honesty is our duty to understand the truth and act in a truthful manner both in our communications and in our conduct.
We earnestly seek to understand the truth.
We are truthful in our communications and in our conduct.
We provide accurate information in a timely manner
We make commitments and promises, implied or explicit, in good faith.
We strive to create an environment in which others feel safe to tell the truth.