SPAST Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
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SPAST Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
First published in September 2020. To be Updated: October 2020-October 2021
Adopted by the Execution Board of the SPAST and VT LLP
We, the members of the SPAST, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:
- To uphold the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical conduct in professional activities.
- to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public, to strive to comply with ethical design and sustainable development practices, to protect the privacy of others, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
- to improve the understanding by individuals and society of the capabilities and societal implications of conventional and emerging technologies, including intelligent systems;
- to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
- to avoid unlawful conduct in professional activities, and to reject bribery in all its forms;
- to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
- to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
- To treat all persons fairly and with respect, to not engage in harassment or discrimination, and to avoid injuring others.
- to treat all persons fairly and with respect, and to not engage in discrimination based on characteristics such as race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
- to not engage in harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment or bullying behavior;
- to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious actions, rumors or any other verbal or physical abuses;
III. To strive to ensure this code is upheld by colleagues and co-workers.
- to support colleagues and co-workers in following this code of ethics, to strive to ensure the code is upheld, and to not retaliate against individuals reporting a violation.
Adopted by the SPAST and VT Executive Board and incorporating revisions through September 2020.
Changes to the SPAST Code of Ethics will be made only after the following conditions are met:
- Proposed changes shall have been published on the website at least two (2) months in advance of final consideration by the Executive Board, with a request for comment, and
- All SPAST Editorial Board members and Executive Board shall have the opportunity to discuss proposed changes prior to final action by the Executive Board, and
- An affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes of the members of the Executive Board present at the time of the vote, provided a quorum is present, shall be required for changes to be made.
We as the Executive Board of the SPAST and VT are committed towards our responsibility towards the Human society.
As mentioned by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives ("Triple- Bottom-Line- Approach"), while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders.
Teach the person how to Fish, the person would never go hungry for life.
SPAST is committed towards education through research and best scientific practices. Under the corporate social responsibility, the major thrust area of SPAST and VT is defined as follows:
- Support to Technical /Vocational Institutions for their self -development.
- Academic education by way of financial assistance to Primary, Middle and Higher Secondary Schools.
- Adult literacy amongst those belonging to BPL.
- Awareness Programmes on girl education.
- Spreading legal awareness amongst people and disadvantageous sections of the society about their rights & remedies available.
- Promotion of Professional Education by setting up educational Institutions offering courses in STEM.
SPAST is dedicated in its mission and hence shall be conducting skill development workshops and conferences for the industrial technicians; school college and university students; trade workers. We are committed to train young talents for Industry 4.0.
The SPAST’s activities in India would be in collaboration with the Government of India’s various programmes Employability Enhancement Training Programme (EETP), National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM), AICTE-Startup Policy, Skill Assessment Matrix for Vocational Advancement of Youth (SAMVAY), Leadership Development Programs.
SPAST actively seeks collaboration with like minded organizations in quest of mechanisms to continuously upgrade the employability skills of communities in their native areas for the Industry 4.0. We are looking to conduct our various workshops in Africa, Tajikistan, Cambodia, Polynesia et. al.