Last year ‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering’, a report by the Engineering Ethics Reference Group (a joint group of the Engineering Council and the Royal Academy of Engineering) was published. One of the actions from that document was to produce an audit of engineering ethical practice in the UK. This audit will be published on 14 June, together with the response from the profession.
The audit asked engineers and technicians, companies, and professional bodies about a whole range of indicators of ethical practice, their priorities for ethical behaviour, and any areas where they were less confident. The audit is entirely independent and pulls no punches in identifying topics and behaviours which need attention. The profession response addresses the findings of the audit, with some clear actions to address the areas of concern.
Both the audit and the profession response will be launched at an online webinar on 14 June at 12.30 - 1.30pm (BST). There will be a panel discussion of the findings of the audit, and how the profession intends to respond, as well as a Q&A for attendees.
The event is open to all, please register your interest in attendance on the Royal Academy of Engineering events page.