Professional engineering associations have encouraged their members to apply high ethical standards in developing technologies that involve public safety and environmental concerns in accordance with IEEE's code of ethics. Acceptable risk is influenced by the increased public awareness of the unintended effects of technological and economic progress on public health and the ecosystem. As a result, public expects engineers to communicate the risks and benefits of projects progress. Public perception and awareness along with engineering efforts are important in forming policy in areas such as energy development, manufacturing, and resources management. The companies and the engineers have an ethical responsibility to make consumers aware of e-waste and the recycling program for used technology products.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering