The ICE has joined an international body which is developing the first set of globally-recognised ethics standards for real-estate and built environment professionals.
The International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC) is working on the standards. It was established at the United Nations in October 2014. The coalition’s members include professionals working in countries including China, Brazil, Dubai, Russia and India.
The ICE is the 60th organisation to join the coalition.
IESC 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 the new international standard.
“The ICE has its own robust standards and codes of conduct and is committed to working with our fellow global professionals in developing an additional, common ethics standard,” said ICE membership director Sean Harris.
“Establishing this important standard across the entire supply chain will enhance transparency, consistency and trust in the services being offered by professionals in what is a global interconnected market place.”
It is hoped that the new standard will be ready by early 2016.