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CODE OF ETHICS

All SAISC members subscribe to the Institute’s Code of Ethics, thereby demonstrating their commitment to acceptable standards of business practice and product quality.

Members of the Institute shall at all times:

  • Preserve the honour, integrity, dignity and good name of the Institute;
  • Promote and advance the objectives of the Institute;
  • Display professionalism, competence and ethics in all business dealings and actions, including design, fabrication and construction;
  • Treat clients, associates and suppliers with fairness, and strive for good relations with them;
  • Protect the interests and confidentiality of their clients and suppliers and not disclose any information regarding their business affairs, trading secrets, technical methods or processes;
  • Carry on business without causing harm other than by fair commercial competitive practices;
  • Obey the laws of any country in which they are operating;
  • Timeously bring all cases of unethical conduct by other members to the attention of the Institute;
  • Act to ensure the safety and health of people engaged in or affected by any aspect of steel construction;
  • Act to ensure the health of the earth’s environment;
  • Accept the authority of the board of directors of the Institute in handling disciplinary measures resulting from a breach of any terms of this code of ethics.

Members of the Institute shall not:

  • Deny services to anyone on grounds of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language or birth;
  • Deliberately infringe any patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs or other intellectual property rights or trade devices;
  • Make any disclosure of the business or affairs of the Institute to the media, without prior consent;
  • Offer, accept or solicit a bribe or gift for the purpose of procuring business or gaining any other benefit, or engage in any other corrupt practice;
  • Do anything to harm the reputation or business of others;
  • Participate in anti-competitive activities, as described in the SAISC Policy and Guidelines on Anti-competitive Behaviour and the Competition Act.

 

 

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