Applies to IPENZ members and Chartered Professional Engineers. Review of Code recommended by Canterbury Earthquakes Royal. IPENZ has released an essential document for the engineering profession which covers the codes of ethicial conduct within the work delivered. The Code of Ethical Conduct sets out engineers’ ethical obligations. Chartered Professional Engineers are expected to meet these obligations, which reflect the .

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We expect more changes to be made. Capital Proposals Are ‘Radical’, Says Fitch International credit rating agency Fitch says the Reserve Bank’s proposals for increased bank capital adequacy ratios are “radical” and “highly conservative relative to international peers”, but the result will ultimately be “significantly stronger buffers” against financial system shocks. Why has the Code been updated?

They would disclose this information to the relevant regulator. The Code does not apply to these people. Follow Scoop on Twitter.

Engineers have a new obligation to report potential adverse consequences. The Code sets out expectations for behaviour to ensure professional engineers discharge their duties to the public and to each other. The Code stipulates that engineers must give the parties concerned a chance to respond before they disclose the confidential information.


We have made a number of changes to our complaints process. Engineering New Zealand takes ethics and professionalism very seriously.

Our ethics are based on professional competence, personal integrity and social responsibility. Become a member Login. We have a practice note to help guide you through the 8 principles of the Code of Ethical Conduct.

What should I do if I have concerns about an engineer?

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What are the key changes in the new Code? Does the Code apply to all engineers in New Zealand?

Frequently asked questions What is ethic purpose of the Code? What does “significant” mean, in terms of the requirement to report suspected breaches? Resources Find an engineer.

IPENZ has over 17, members.

Members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year. One change is that members cannot avoid our disciplinary processes by resigning their membership.

Engineers subject to new Code of Ethical Conduct

A complete review of the whole complaints and discipline system is underway. Ethical Paywall Licensed Orgs. Business Headlines Sci-Tech Headlines. The Code of Ethical Conduct is the backbone of what it means to be a professional engineer.


Under the Code, engineers can disclose confidential information where significant adverse consequences are likely for public og and safety or the environment. Engineers who are registered as Chartered Professional Engineers are also subject to a separate but identical Code.

This means that they must take action if they observe an engineering matter of concern.

Code of Ethical Conduct | Engineering New Zealand

It raises the bar on ethical behaviour. As part of that review we have already made improvements to the way we manage complaints to create a more robust, proportionate and efficient complaints resolution process. For example, if they become aware of potential design flaws in a building under construction, or poor construction ethcs that threaten health and safety. NZ shares follow Australian shares higher, up 4.

Code of Ethical Conduct.