Code of Ethics

The IRATA Code of Ethics sets and defines the exemplary standards of behaviour and conduct required of the Executive Board of IRATA International, its sub-committees, members, personnel and representatives.

The Code of Ethics:

  • Faithfully maintain the IRATA International values and principles as stated in IRATA governance policy and documentation.
  • Keep confidential any personal information obtained or generated during the conduct of its activities, except when required by law or authorised person.
  • Conduct actions in any situation with integrity and ethically.
  • Respect the personal and professional dignity of employees, colleagues and other persons or entities with whom they deal.
  • Act impartially in relation to its applicants, candidates, certified persons and member organisations and apply fair conduct through policy and procedures.
  • Comply with legal and statutory requirements.
  • Respect and properly apply the laws, regulations, technical rules and accepted professional standards and must not accept contracts or instructions incompatible with such rules.
  • Not condone any form of discrimination or coercion.
  • Not to participate in or allow any conflict of interest that may cause discredit to the organisation or its activities.
  • Not to practice or condone any unlawful, unfair or dishonest activities.
  • Not allow certification to be limited for undue commercial or financial reasons or any other undue restrictive conditions or pressures that may compromise impartiality.
  • Not allow policy or procedure to unfairly advantage, nor disadvantage, any groups.
  • Not solicit, recruit or hire staff employed by IRATA International or other IRATA members in order to induce them to enter their own service.
  • Not act to injure the professional reputation of another individual member, member company or organisation.
  • Not make exaggerated or unjustified claims.
  • Not use intellectual property gained from IRATA International, another individual member, member company or organisation without express permission.


(Ref: QP-183ENG;v002)