The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world’s leading authority on quality. With more than 80,000 individual and organizational members, this professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools, certifications and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners and everyday quality-conscious consumers. Globally, ASQ has formed relationships with other nonprofit organizations that have comparable missions and principles. Our international strategic alliances are helping to meet the quality needs of companies, individuals, and organizations worldwide. ASQ members have informed and advised the U.S. Congress, government agencies, state legislatures and other groups and individuals on quality-related topics. And since 1991 ASQ has administered the United States’ premier quality honor, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which annually recognizes companies and organizations that have achieved performance excellence.

ASQ Portland Mission

The mission of ASQ Portland Section 0607 is to serve the quality needs of our members, whether you live and work in Oregon, in neighboring Washington, or around the world. We are happy that you decided to spend some time browsing our Web site. The Internet is an exciting place to be, and we want to be here for you.

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Code of Ethics

Fundamental Principles

ASQ requires its members and certification holders to conduct themselves ethically by:

  • Being honest and impartial in serving the public, their employers, customers, and clients.
  • Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the quality profession, and
  • Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare.

Members and certification holders are required to observe the tenets set forth below:

Relations With the Public

Article 1 – Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.

Relations With Employers, Customers, and Clients

Article 2 – Perform services only in their areas of competence.

Article 3 – Continue their professional development throughout their careers and provide opportunities for the professional and ethical development of others.

Article 4 – Act in a professional manner in dealings with ASQ staff and each employer, customer or client.

Article 5 – Act as faithful agents or trustees and avoid conflict of interest and the appearance of conflicts of interest.

Relations With Peers

Article 6 – Build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and not compete unfairly with others.

Article 7 – Assure that credit for the work of others is given to those to whom it is due.