Business Ethics and Professional Conduct in International Offshore Operations
Wednesday, 4 May
Keynote Speaker Series
ASME was originally founded in 1880, as a way for engineers to discuss concerns brought by the rise of industrialization and mechanization. A need to ensure the safety of equipment used in manufacturing and construction redefined the organization’s purpose and set the tone for the impact it has on humanity today. As a founding member society of OTC, ASME has proudly supported this unique platform to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and ethical decision making and professional conduct. Ethical decision-making in offshore technology occurs on a regular basis, often without so much as a passing thought. Occasionally this pursuit places industry professionals in a dilemma as they create and innovate in decision making for major capital projects. Starting with the formation of ASME and the ASME Petroleum Division and leading to current state, this presentation will demonstrate how the nearly instantaneous communications provides new opportunities for collaboration in the areas of education, research, and standards setting that fosters better technology, accelerated growth, and a sustainable engineering future. This presentation has been developed for any professional working in the offshore technology industry and will describe in broad terms some of the forces that encourage unethical behavior through an understanding of past, present, and future practices of business ethics and professional conduct in international offshore projects.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)