Ethics is about taking responsibility. At SINTEF, we face ethical challenges every day at work, in our business activities and in our contact with colleagues, clients and business partners. We may be faced with real dilemmas that force us to make difficult decisions.
Our ethical guidelines are there to help us in these situations and to act as our compass. The guidelines are reviewed every year to make sure that they stay up to date with developments in society and with those challenges facing SINTEF today.
By putting ethics even higher on SINTEF’s agenda, we are aiming to create a corporate culture in which we can openly discuss our ethical dilemmas. To support this work, we have established a SINTEF Ethics Council and appointed an Ethics Representative. These will help with advice and guidance, and will ensure transparency in our ethical decisions, even if those decisions are the wrong ones.
Ethics at SINTEF are the responsibility of its managers. However, SINTEF needs every single person to take personal responsibility and to deal with everyday decisions in an ethically responsible way. I am confident that all of SINTEF’s employees will take this responsibility.