Delegates of the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) are expected to exhibit the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Each delegate participating in ICMGP meetings and activities are bound by this Code of Ethics* and should:

The four theme questions that will be addressed in the plenary sessions and in the synthesis papers are:

  • Conduct themselves responsibly, objectively, lawfully and in a civil and non-discriminatory manner.

  • Ensure that presentations during the ICMGP are restricted to, and based on, scientific principles and made in a respectful manner.

  • Respect the rights, interests, and contributions of professional colleagues.

  • Respect intellectual property and provide appropriate attribution to sources of all intellectual property.

  • Declare and avoid conflicts of interest.

  • Not knowingly make false or misleading statement(s), or engage in activities that could be viewed as defamatory to a professional colleague or an organization.

  • Recognize and respect confidentiality while being honest and forthcoming in all issues of public record.

  • Objectively and clearly communicate scientific methods, understanding and knowledge in a professional manner.

*Adapted from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Code of Ethics