Code of Ethics

EAA Standards of Professional Conduct

This code establishes clear and ethical guidelines for the Environmental Assessment Association (EAA). Failure to uphold these professional standards may be grounds for temporary suspension and/or revocation of Membership.

  1. EAA Members must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

  2. Members shall strive to maintain and improve professional standards in the field of environmental assessment and be willing to assist EEA to that end.

  3. Members shall foster and maintain transparency, fairness and impartiality in all matters and between all parties involved in an environmental assessment.

  4. Members must recognize the responsibilities he or she has to the public, the profession, their employer, and all parties having an interest in an environmental assessment.

  5. Members should make certain they have access to all pertinent facts which are reasonably available before making any suggestions or drawing any conclusions in the course of an environmental assessment.

  6. Members shall never be involved in an environmental assessment where any direct or indirect conflict of interest may be cause for concern about the final report's objectivity.

  7. Members must not falsely report or purposely misinterpret any information relating to an environmental assessment.

  8. Members shall never allow a client to direct the outcome of a report or influence the information contained in a report.

  9. Members must be familiar with all State and Federal laws that may apply to the environmental assessment being conducted.

  10. Members shall ensure that their clients or employers fully understand all the information presented in the final report and that any suggestions or conclusions are carefully and fully explained

  11. Members shall give independent, honest and objective opinions of any reports or information supplied to them in the course of an environmental assessment, regardless of source.

  12. Members shall maintain their professional competence in the environmental assessment field through ongoing education.