Bylaw 9 – Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct
All registrants of the Association of BC Forest Professionals are bound by the Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.
Registrants with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) are responsible to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and the protection of the environment.
The practice of professional forestry is undertaken in a manner that protects the public interest by ensuring the multiple values society has assigned to BC’s forests are balanced and considered.
The Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct does not deny the existence of other important ethical and professional standards that are not specifically included, the violation of which may be deemed under the Professional Governance Act to constitute professional misconduct, conduct unbecoming a registrant, or the incompetent performance of duties undertaken while engaged in the practice of professional forestry.
The Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct is set out in Schedule A of ABCFP Bylaw 9 and includes both standards of competence and standards of ethical and professional conduct.
Registrants providing professional service in a forest resource activity must also comply with standards described in applicable guidelines specified in Schedule B to Bylaw 9.
New guidelines to assist you in interpreting the Code will be available shortly.
Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct