Professional Ethics of PM

  • Responsibility
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

Reference – PMI Code of Ethics & Professional conduct

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