"Responsibility means to be willing or to be able to respond to somebody for something.
"Moral responsibilities derive either from one´s interpersonal relationship to a person whose welfare is in question or from the special knowledge one posesses, such as professional knowledge that is crucial to an aspect of another´s well-being“
by: Carolina Whitbeck
Professional Responsibilities: Engineers understand professional responsibilities primarily at the level of individuals and organizations, as specified in the codes of ethics of all engineering organizations. Though the codes differ in emphases and details, all engineering codes say that engineers should be technically competent and should continue to improve their competence.
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Professional people and those working in acknowledged professions exercise specialist knowledge and skill. How the use of this knowledge should be governed when providing a service to the public can be considered a moral issue and is termed professional ethics.
Professional ethics is a set of standards adopted by a professional community. Professional ethics are regulated by standards, which are often refereed to as codes of ethics.
IMPLEMENTATION Most professions have internally enforced codes of practice that members of the profession must follow, to prevent exploitation of the client and preserve the integrity of the profession. This is not only for the benefit of the client but also the benefit of those belonging to the profession. Disciplinary codes allow the profession to define a standard of conduct and ensure that individual practitioners meet this standard, by disciplining them from the professional body if they do not practice accordingly.
GENERAL PRINCIPLES “ Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public” -National Society of Professional Engineers “ A practitioner shall, regard the practitioner's duty to public welfare as paramount.“ -Professional Engineers Ontario Codes of engineering ethics identify a specific precedence with respect to the engineer's consideration for the public, clients, employers, and the profession.
Engineers understand professional responsibilities primarily at the level of individuals and
organizations, as specified in the codes of ethics of all engineering organizations. Though the
codes differ in emphases and details, all engineering codes say that engineers should be
technically competent and should continue to improve their competence
ETHICAL CORPORATION: Ethical Corporation provides independent, case study and quantitative analysis-based reports on corporate responsibility
Example of Ethical Corporation in Philippines Ethical and Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming in the Philippines Roberts & Rose Mariculture Corp is a privately owned Philippine aquaculture company focused on restoring native sea cucumber populations for cultivation of their meat and use as medicinal products. The company will operate in the biodiverse coastal waters off Busuanga Island in the Calamian Group northeast of Palawan, Philippines. Our mission is to: