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CONSEIL NATIONAL DES ING√ČNIEURS ET DES SCIENTIFIQUES DE FRANCE (CNISF)

Charter of Ethics of the Engineer

Preamble

As they become more and more powerful, technologies promote major changes in everyday life, in the transformation of our society and its environment, while they also bring with them risks of serious harms. Additionally, while their complexity makes them difficult to comprehend, and the force of information increases, misinformation can introduce in public opinion exaggerated worries about security, with baseless psychoses and irrational fears.

Consequently engineers must assume an essential double role in society, first as those who control these technologies in service of the human community, and second as those who diffuse information about the real possibilities and limitations and assessments of the benefits and the risks they generate.

Because of the special characteristics of the exercise of their profession, engineers must conduct themselves with...

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