Code of Ethics

EFNDT Code of Ethics

Each EFNDT Member society shall make a commitment to uphold and promote the principles of this Code of Ethics.

It is essential to creating a greater level of trust and confidence, and a positive perception of the non-destructive testing profession.

This Code outlines fundamental considerations and principles to serve as a basis for ethical behaviour and decision making in our professional work.

Each EFNDT member society has an obligation to act with integrity in the public interest and to encourage members to:

  • act honourably, responsibly and lawfully;
  • hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and the protection of the environment;
  • not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, or other such factors;
  • not disclose confidential information acquired in the course of work, without the consent of the parties concerned or unless disclosure is clearly in the public interest;
  • reject bribery in all forms;
  • make a systematic assessment of environmental, health and safety risks related to work;
  • provide objective and truthful information, especially when giving advice or criticism, making public statements or advertising/publicising services;
  • avoid misrepresention of EFNDT, or positions and policies of EFNDT, or any EFNDT units and association in cooperation with EFNDT or any national NDT society;
  • report any violations of this code by another member to the Secretary of European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing (EFNDT);

This code may serve as a basis for judging the merit of a formal complaint pertaining to violation of professional ethical standards.