The Principles of Business Conduct describe the legal, ethical, and regulatory standards that apply to member and staff involvement in the activities of IEEE. The Principles apply equally to directors, officers, volunteers, members, and employees any time they are conducting IEEE business.
IEEE has established the Principles of Business Conduct to:
Volunteers and staff members with decision-making authority are expected to read and become familiar with the ethical standards described in this document. Those individuals who are required to complete the IEEE Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form are also required to affirm their agreement with the standards in this document by submitting the Compliance Certificate (annually).
Violations of the law, corporate policies of IEEE, or the IEEE Principles of Business Conduct may lead to disciplinary action. Such action will depend upon the nature of the violation and the circumstances surrounding it In the case of volunteers, the disciplinary action may include removal from office or other proceedings (see Bylaw I-110). In cases where such violations include employees, the disciplinary action may include termination.
The IEEE Board of Directors established the area of IEEE Corporate Integrity to ensure oversight and adherence to the IEEE Principles of Business Conduct.
Questions related to or reports of violations of these Principles should be directed to IEEE Corporate Integrity.
For further information, see the details of the Principles of Business Conduct.
To make an anonymous report of inappropriate financial activities involving IEEE business or compliance with IEEE principles of business conduct, file a report at Ethics Point.