of Ethics for Members
'I AM, BY PROFESSION, A CHEMICAL ENGINEER.
In my profession I take great pride, but without vainglory;
to it I owe solemn obligations that I am eager to fulfill.
As a member of engineering community, I am here to create
a new world that never has been and see the world that has
been given to me by my predecessors. I have been taught to
conserve material and energy by which I will live to welcome
the next generation and hand over the heritage to the fledgling
members of my profession.
As a chemical engineer, I will participate and advance none
but honest enterprise and be both a benefactor and beneficiary.
To him that has engaged my services, as employer and client,
I will give the sincerest of my performance, integrity and
fidelity. I know my efforts will be a drop in ocean but ocean
shall we have through collective wisdom and knowledge of all
members of my profession.
When called, my skill and knowledge shall be given without
reservation and prejudice for the good of not only human kind
but also other members of the biosphere. From special capacity
springs the obligation to use it well in the service of humanity;
I accept the challenge that this implies. Well equipped now,
I am ever eager to serve my profession as a member of the
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineer. I shall never close
my eyes to new ideas and knowledge and change any erroneous
practices that might have served my profession to-date.
Zealous of the high repute of my calling, I will strive to
protect the interests and the good name of any engineer that
I know to be deserving; but I will not shrink, should duty
dictate, from disclosing the truth regarding anyone that,
by unscrupulous act, has shown himself unworthy of the profession.
Since antiquity, human progress has been conditioned by the
genius of my professional forebears. By them have been rendered
usable to mankind Nature's vast resources of material and
energy. By them have been vitalized and turned to practical
account the principles of science, engineering and the revelations
of technology. Except for this heritage of accumulated experience,
my efforts would be feeble and lost. My vision has been sharpened
as a result of this and it is my bounden duty to protect the
environment and be in harmony with nature. I will strive hard
to overcome ignorance and prejudice and bestow the benefit
of my knowledge on younger generation so that they improve
upon my mistakes to make this world a better place to live.
I dedicate myself to the dissemination of engineering knowledge,
and, especially to the instructions of younger members of
my profession in all its arts, ethos and traditions.
I am seized of the great challenge which our profession is
going to face in future and that it to use our skills to improve
the quality of life-foster employment, advance economic and
social development and protect environment. This challenge
encompasses the essence of sustainable development. I will
work with others to make the world a better place for future
As a chemical engineer, it will be my endeavour to design
processes and products which are innovative, energy-efficient
and cost-effective, make the best use of scarce resources
and ensure that waste and adverse environmental impact are
minimized; achieve the biggest standards of safety in making
and using products of all kinds; provide the processes and
products which give the people of the world, shelter, clothing,
food and drink, and which keep them in good health; work with
other disciplines to seek solutions; engage in honest and
open dialogue with the public on challenges presented by manufacture
of the products which the public requires; promote research
to allow the profession to respond fully to global demands;
encourage the brightest and best young people into the profession;
and promote lifelong professional development. I acknowledge
that this challenge cannot be met by my efforts alone, but
this does not lessen the responsibility to pursue it. Therefore
I must co-operate with other fellow colleagues and recognize
each other's efforts in striving to meet this challenge.
I have found a new faith that traverses all narrow boundaries
of nations, castes and creeds and it envisions me to look
at society afresh. To my fellows I pledge, in the same full
measure I ask of them, integrity and fair dealing, tolerance
and respect, and devotion to the standards and the dignity
of our profession and the Institute; with the consciousness,
always, that our special expertness carries with the obligation
TO SERVE HUMANITY WITH COMPLETE SINCERITY.'