Through its Ethics and Member Conduct Committee, IEEE aims to:

  • Foster awareness on ethical issues
  • Promote ethical behavior among those working within IEEE fields of interest
  • Create a world in which engineers and scientists are respected for exemplary ethical behavior


At its November 2021 meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors approved the selection of William F. Hederman as the 2021 recipient of the IEEE Award for Distinguished Ethical Practices, for his sustained leadership in addressing ethical issues related to energy technologies and public policy.

Information about the award presentation will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee

The Ethics and Member Conduct Committee advises the IEEE Board of Directors on ethics policy and concerns and makes recommendations for educational programs to promote the ethical behavior of members and staff, among other activities.

As part of its effort to promote professional responsibility and ethical practice among IEEE members, the Ethics and Member Conduct Committee plans, promotes, and coordinates a variety of activities including those listed below.

Contact Information
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