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International Ethics Standards (IES)

International Ethics Standards (IES)

International Ethics Standards establish ten global ethics principles for professionals operating in the natural and built environment sector. These principles ensure professionalism is delivered consistently and transparently throughout the world.

RICS was a founding member of the International Ethics Standards Coalition, which was established at the United Nations in 2014. As part of our commitment to driving ethical behavior in the natural and built environment, RICS has taken a leading role in the Coalition.

The Coalition behind the standard is comprised of over 120 professional bodies, all of which have committed to implementing the standard. Additionally, more than 100 academic, business and government supporters have signed up to endorse and demand IES.

Find out more about the coalition

Professions unite to create international ethics standards

RICS joined other professional organisations from around the world at the United Nations in New York to establish the International Ethics Standards Coalition.