All SAISC members subscribe to the Institute’s Code of Ethics, thereby demonstrating their commitment to acceptable standards of business practice and product quality.

  • Preserve the honour, integrity, dignity and good name of the Institute;
  • Promote and advance the objectives of the Institute;
  • Display professionalism, competence and ethics in all business dealings and actions, including design, fabrication and construction;
  • Treat clients, associates and suppliers with fairness, and strive for good relations with them;
  • Protect the interests and confidentiality of their clients and suppliers and not disclose any information regarding their business affairs, trading secrets, technical methods or processes;
  • Carry on business without causing harm other than by fair commercial competitive practices;
  • Obey the laws of any country in which they are operating;
  • Timeously bring all cases of unethical conduct by other members to the attention of the Institute;
  • Act to ensure the safety and health of people engaged in or affected by any aspect of steel construction;
  • Act to ensure the health of the earth’s environment;
  • Accept the authority of the board of directors of the Institute for handling disciplinary measures resulting from a breach of any terms of this code of ethics.

 

  • Deny services to anyone on grounds of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language or birth;
  • Deliberately infringe any patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs or other intellectual property rights or trade devices;
  • Make any disclosure of the business or affairs of the Institute to the media, without prior consent;
  • Offer, accept or solicit a bribe or gift for the purpose of procuring business or gaining any other benefit, or engage in any other corrupt practice;
  • Do anything to harm the reputation or business of others;
  • Participate in anti-competitive activities, as described in the SAISC Policy and Guidelines on Anti-competitive Behaviour and the Competition Act.