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Code of Ethics
A code of ethics is a guide of principles designed
to help professionals conduct business honestly
and with integrity. It may outline the mission and
values of the business or organization, how
professionals are supposed to approach problems,
the ethical principles based on the organization's
core values and the standards to which the
professional is held.
Philippine Institute of
Chemical Engineering (PIChE)
Code of Ethics

A new Code of Ethics was
published on March 30,
2009 and took effect on April
15, 2009..


The revisions on the Code of
Ethics were recommended
by the PIChE College of
Fellows committee headed
by Engr. Evelio Echavez.


The revised code
incorporated the amended
laws that apply to the
practice of the Chemical
Engineering Profession.


Section 1
The chemical engineer shall be guided in all his
relations by the highest standards of honor
and integrity and shall act with fairness and
impartiality to all.

Section 2
The chemical engineer shall uphold at all times the
dignity of the chemical engineering profession and
shall protect it from misrepresentation

Section 3
The chemical engineer shall avoid being associated
with any enterprise which is of questionable
character or is contrary to law or public welfare.

Section 4
The chemical engineer shall express a professional
opinion only when he is adequately informed of the
facts related there to and the purposes for which the
opinion is asked.

Section 5
The chemical engineer shall not issue statements,
criticism or arguments on matters of public concern
which are inspired or paid for by private interests,
unless he indicates in whose behalf he is making the

Section 6
The chemical engineer shall not indulge in self-
laudatory advertisement nor make exaggerated,
untrue, or misleading statements in media or any
public forum.

Section 7
The chemical engineer shall be mindful of the safety
and convenience of the public at all times and shall
make every effort to remedy or bring to the
attention of his client or employer any dangerous…

Section 7
Cont… defect in equipment or structures or
dangerous conditions of operation which come to his

Section 8
The chemical engineer shall consider it his
professional obligation to protect the interest of his
client, employer or any person of responsibility
and he shall act accordingly as long as it does not
conflict with law, public policy, and welfare.

Section 9
The chemical engineer shall make known to his
client or employer all his other professional
obligations, financial interests, or other
considerations which might restrict or interfere…

Section 9
Cont… with his meeting the legitimate expectations
of his client or employer before undertaking an

Section 10
The chemical engineer shall not accept
compensation, financial or otherwise form more than
one client or employer who is in the same line of
business or has conflicting interest …

Section 10
Cont… with the others, without the consent of all
parties; he shall not accept compensation directly or
indirectly from parties dealing with his client or
employer except with the consent of his client or

Section 11
The chemical engineer shall present clearly the
consequences or risk that will arise if his
professional judgement or work, for which he is
responsible, is overruled.
Section 12
The chemical engineer shall not hesitate to engage,
or advise his client or employer to engage the
services of other experts or specialists on problems
on which his information or experience is

Section 13
The chemical engineer shall regard as the property of
his client or employer any plan, design, or other
record which results from the use of information
which is not common knowledge …

Section 13
Cont… or public property, but which information is
obtained from his client or employer.

Section 14
The chemical engineer shall exchange general
information and experience with his fellow chemical
engineers, contribute to the work of engineering
societies and schools, …

Section 14
Cont… and cooperate in such other endeavors as
will enhance the effectiveness of the chemical
engineering profession.

Section 15
The chemical engineer shall encourage and provide
opportunity for the professional development or
advancement of chemical engineers in his employ.
Section 16
The chemical engineer shall recognize the view that
inadequate compensation for professional services
ten toward inferior and unreliable work and shall not
accept compensation beneath the generally accepted
level of professional fee.

Section 17
The chemical engineer shall not compete with
another engineer unfairly, such as reducing his
usual professional charges for work after having
been informed of the charges asked by others.

Section 18
The chemical engineer shall not injure or attempt to
injure falsely or maliciously, directly or indirectly,
the professional reputation, competence, capability,
prospects, or practice of another professional.

Section 19
The chemical engineer shall endeavor at all times to
give credit to those to whom credit is properly due.

Section 20
The chemical engineer shall not review the work of
another chemical engineer for the same client or
employer without the prior knowledge and consent
of such engineer when the client …

Section 20
Cont… employer relation of such chemical engineer
has already been terminated, prior notice is

Section 21
The chemical engineer shall report any infraction of
any rules of professional conduct to the Philippine
Institute of Chemical Engineers (PICHE) for proper
appraisal and shall be ready to testify, if necessary.

Section 22
This Code shall take effect after fifteen (15) days
following its publication in the Official Gazette.
Any questions?