ASSDA Accreditation Code of Ethics and Practice

Accredited businesses of the Stainless Steel Specialists Register (SSSR) must:

  • Aspire to the highest level of business ethics, as generally expected by the business community.

  • Aspire to the highest level of industry competence through continued education, and by sharing ideas and experiences with other ASSDA Accredited businesses.

  • Be honest and thorough in all business dealing, including dealings with clients, clients' customers, specifiers and other in the stainless steel and related industries.

  • Undertake professional practice in a responsible, careful and diligent manner at all times and only in their relevant areas of expertise.

  • Not disclose any confidential information acquired in the course of professional practice unless required to do so by law.

  • Respect the privileges, rights and reputation of other accredited businesses of the SSSR.

  • Not engage in any activity constituting, or leading to, a conflict of interest.

  • Treat all persons fairly and equally, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, age or ethnicity.

  • Only make public statements, express opinions or give evidence on adequate knowledge. Accredited businesses shall adhere to truth in advertising standards.

  • Strive to promote ASSDA Accreditation and its goals, as well as the stainless steel industry as a whole, through educational avenues, public relations opportunities and advertising media.

  • Communicate non-confidential information relating to other accredited businesses violation of the Code of Ethics and Practice to ASSDA.

  • Maintain appropriate levels of insurance cover throughout the full period of registration applicable to the particular state or territory of practice.

  • Enable a client or subcontractor to reach an informed opinion regarding its overall capacity in order to assess risk.

  • Be able to demonstrate its ability to manage and deliver projects within the specified time.

  • Establish and maintain effective systems to manage the risks to the health and safety of all personnel, arising from the nature of the work performed.

  • Abide by and endeavour to secure the widest possible acceptance of the Code of Ethics and Practice.