Quality, Integrity and Sustainability

FIDIC's key role and that of its Member Associations is to improve Quality of Life through the promotion of quality, integrity and sustainability in the infrastructure industry.

Quality

Quality means Business. To improve quality, the responsibility lies with all the stakeholders, such as the investor, government, clients, contractors, suppliers, consultants and operators.

FIDIC has long advocated for Quality in the Consultant Engineering Industry. FIDIC has invested great resources in producing Quality Management and Best Practice Guidelines to help guide the industry. To find out more what FIDIC is doing to ensure Quality services are provided to the industry, click here.

FIDIC has developed a policy statement to assist all Member Associations and their member firms in the pursuit of their commitment to Quality. "Member firms must have a commitment to the excellence through the implementation of a Quality Management System involving all levels of management and every employee, focusing on continuous improvement."

Integrity

FIDIC has been energetically promoting Integrity within the industry for years.  There is evidence to support the idea that a formal and systematic approach towards the management of integrity works better than sporadic efforts developed by individual companies yet the idea has been slow to achieve success in the consulting industry. Combating corruption requires a concerted effort by all parties involved in projects - clients, contractors, government procurement groups, and funding agencies alike – in helping to prevent, and not just to punish.  The industry cannot solve the problem without its partners.

To find out more about FIDIC activities in the area of Integrity, click here.

Sustainability

Sustainable Infrastructure is vital to our Quality of Life and the key advisors to help determine the correct investment choice are consulting engineers. FIDIC, with its partners, have proposed a new approach for Sustainabile Urban Development based upon improved cooperation, new synergies and integrated systems. As confirmed by several FIDIC and EFCA reports, to avoid irresversible damage to living conditions, there is a very limited timeframe to change the trends arising from the way we live today, resulting principally from the conditions under which society operates.

Learn more about what FIDIC and its partners are doing to promote Sustainable Infrastructure, click here.