The International Society of City and Regional Planners has joined a new international coalition that has developed the first set of globally-recognised ethics standards for real-estate, the built environment and related professional organisations.
The International Ethics Standards (IES) Coalition currently consists of over 120 member organisations with professionals working in a diverse range of countries.
Coalition Members, many of which already have their own codes of conduct focusing on qualities like trustworthiness, integrity and respect, will work together to align ethics principles through a new international standard.
The IES Coalition was first proposed during a meeting of a number of the founding organisations at the United Nations (New York) in October 2014.
The final International Ethics Standard was published in December 2016. More information and the standard can be seen at www.ies-coalition.org/