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Ethics

The following guidelines establish a basis for Bath's managers and employees to use as they make business decisions each day.

Respect the Law

  • Comply with the laws of the communities in which we do business
  • Comply with building codes, safety laws, and ecological laws
  • Avoid conflicts of interest with public officials

Respect the environment

  • Design for reduced energy consumption
  • Use recyclables when appropriate
  • Mitigate pollution

Respect communities

  • Give both time and money generously to charitable organizations
  • Participate in government, education, religious, and other community organizations

Respect clients

  • Provide excellent service in a timely manner
  • Comply with client-based design standards
  • Specify products and services that serve our clients' interests
  • Charge honestly for our services
  • Do not offer gifts to our client's employees
  • Do not collude with other engineering firms to fix prices

Respect employees

  • Provide good resources and office facilities
  • Provide learning opportunities
  • Compensate employees fairly
  • Make every job challenging, interesting, and fun
  • Consider the loss of an employee as a failure on the part of the company
  • Encourage employees to suggest methods for company improvement

Respect vendors and factory representatives

  • Treat vendors and factory representatives fairly
  • Pay bills on time
  • Do not accept inappropriate gratuities from vendors and factory representatives (no gift over $25 value and no more frequent than once per year)