Member Code of Conduct
Members of SWITCH recognize their obligations to the general public, the consumer, and all professions and industries related to sustainable energy. These voluntary obligations guide the members of SWITCH to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with public health, safety and welfare, and which contributes to the advancement of sustainable energy production and use.
Members agree that they shall:
1. Comply with codes that govern their profession, or, if there are none applicable,
a. undertake professional activities in compliance with applicable codes, standards and laws;
b. not falsify or permit misrepresentation of their professional qualifications;
c. undertake their professional operations, services and research with proper regard for the safety, health and welfare of workers, the general public and the natural environment;
d. present honestly the qualities of professional products and services offered;
e. be guided in all their professional relations by the highest standards of integrity, admit and accept their own errors when proven wrong and take appropriate action to correct the error.
2. Not attempt, maliciously or falsely, to injure, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation and practices of other members
3. Promote, enable, and participate in reasoned and well-supported discussions of sustainable energy issues. Members shall respect, accept and consider the interests, positions, and mandates of other SWITCH members.
4. Endeavour to enhance public knowledge and appreciation of sustainable energy, its effect on the natural environment and the economy, and achievements in the field