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The DS has adopted a Code of Professional Conduct to lay down the standards by which its members should abide, both for its members and for the general public. The code applies to all its members, irrespective of grade, professional role, and country in which they work.
The Members' duty to behave ethically is, in effect, the duty to behave honourably: ‘to do the right thing’. At its most basic, this duty means that Members should be truthful and honest in dealings with colleagues, other professionals, and anyone else they come into contact with. Members shall abide by the codes of ethics, conduct and laws in force in the countries and jurisdictions where they provide professional services.
Application to Society membership automatically implies agreement to abide by the Society's Code of Professional Conduct. Breach of this code will result in discussion by the BM/AB and possible actions up to removal from the Society.
DESIGN 2018 - 15th International Design Conference
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