ESA code of conduct

This Code of Conduct is intended to establish and describe the ESA’s ideal professional conduct. All members of the Association should at all times:

  1. Exercise professional skill and judgment to the best of their ability;
  2. Provide a safe working environment;
  3. Present or supply products and services honestly without misrepresentation;
  4. Safeguard the clients, the public and other contractors’ interest in matters of safety, health and the environment;
  5. Carry out their professional responsibilities with integrity, honesty and diligence;
  6. Provide fair and responsive service to customers before, during and after all business transactions;
  7. Refrain from all forms of unlawful discrimination;
  8. Avoid undertaking work that is beyond their capabilities;
  9. Share knowledge, expertise and skills to advance the industry while respecting the confidentiality of customers and associates;
  10. Make full and frank disclosure to customers of all material terms of any agreement with them;
  11. Comply with all lawful contractual obligations;
  12. Recognize the rights of others to compete for business in compliance with applicable laws;
  13. Respect all intellectual property rights, relevant laws, codes and statutory regulations, and protect the public against fraud and unfair trade practices;
  14. Support the development of industry standards and safe practices;
  15. Uphold the dignity and reputation of the profession and that of the Association, its members and officers;
  16. Support the ESA by taking an active role in Association activities and promoting the Association to the industry;
  17. Not maliciously or recklessly injure or attempt to injure the professional reputation of other persons or organizations, whether directly or indirectly or whether they are Association members or not;
  18. Not do anything, or permit anything under their authority to be done, of which the probable and involuntary consequences would, in their professional judgment:
    1. Endanger human life or safety;
    2. Expose valuable property to the risk of destruction or serious damage; or
    3. Needlessly pollute or damage the environment.