Update to the EFG Code of Ethics in relation to the Working Environment

An update to the EFG Code of Ethics (Regulation C1) was unanimously approved and agreed upon by the EFG Council at the 72nd EFG Council meeting held in Brussels on 19 and 20 November 2016.    This important update relates to the maintenance of a high level of professionalism in a working environment.  This is particularly pertinent as geoethics and professionalism are core objectives of the EFG

Through consultation with and much appreciated cooperation and contributions from Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG – International Association for Promoting Geoethics) and Jesús Martínez-Frías (IAGETH -International Association for Promoting Geoethics), the following addition has been made to the EFG’s Code of Ethics:

        Working environment

  1. A respectful and fruitful working environment is fundamental for maintaining a high level of professionalism. Therefore, discrimination or harassment, either sexual or of any other kind, is unacceptable because it offends the dignity of persons and seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust essential to the work of all geologists. Such actions should be denounced immediately to authorities. It is unprofessional and unethical to condone any kind of discrimination or harassment or to disregard complaints of harassment from colleagues or staff.

The EFG Statutes and Regulations are available at the following link:  https://eurogeologists.eu/statutesregulations/