Committing ourselves to handling our professional practices with the highest standards of integrity on a daily basis. Ethics represent putting principles into practice; they represent the absence of a difference between what we claim as our values and what our actions say about our values.
In other words, ethics mean...
• Not doing what you have the power to do. An action is not appropriate just because it is permitted or because you can do it without getting caught.
• Not doing what you are allowed to do. There is a significant difference between what you have the right to do and what is the right thing to do.
• Not doing what you want to do. A person who demonstrates ethical values often chooses to do more than the law requires and less than the law allows.