Code of Ethics
Fundamental PrinciplesASQ requires its members and certification holders to conduct themselves ethically by:
- Being honest and impartial in serving the public, their employers, customers, and clients.
- Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the quality profession, and
- Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare.
Members and certification holders are required to observe the tenets set forth below:
Relations With the Public
Article 1 – Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.
Relations With Employers, Customers, and Clients
Article 2 – Perform services only in their areas of competence.
Article 3 – Continue their professional development throughout their careers and provide opportunities for the professional and ethical development of others.
Article 4 – Act in a professional manner in dealings with ASQ staff and each employer, customer or client.
Article 5 – Act as faithful agents or trustees and avoid conflict of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest.
Relations With Peers
Article 6 – Build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and not compete unfairly with others.
Article 7 – Assure that credit for the work of others is given to those to whom it is due.