Code of Ethics

 

We are a member of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment and have adopted their code of ethics.

 

We commit:

 

  1. To make maximum use of national and international standards, particularly the ISO 14040 series standards, and U.S. federal FTC guidelines for claims when conducting an LCA;
     

  2. To avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
     

  3. To be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
     

  4. To the greatest extent consistent with retaining confidential business information, to disclose data and estimates in a full and transparent manner;
     

  5. To clearly distinguish between professional extrapolations and value judgments when developing, performing, and using life cycle assessments;
     

  6. To improve the understanding among LCA professionals, the general public and decision-makers of Life Cycle Assessment, its appropriate application, and potential consequences;
     

  7. To maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
     

  8. To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
     

  9. To treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, disability, age, or national origin; and
     

  10. To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.