Perspectives: From the Editor

Corporate Misdeeds? You Must Blow the Whistle!

A leading professional society now requires such action

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Feb 10, 2016

Chemical engineers who encounter or uncover a corporate misdeed that could impact the public’s wellbeing must act — at least if they’re members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Rugby, U.K. It recently revised its “Rules of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations” to oblige members to “raise a concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others (‘blow the whistle’) and support a colleague to whom the member has a duty of care who in good faith raises any such concern.”

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