WFEO Task Force

WFEO serves society and is recognized as a respectable and valuable source of advice and guidance on the policies, interests and concerns that relate to engineering and technology. The role and responsibility of engineers in addressing the challenges facing society is more and more recognized and acknowledged worldwide The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is the sole Body representing the engineering profession of all kind and disciplines at World Level.

WFEO is an international platform where issues related to engineering are discussed and addressed.

Advocate for an engineering perspective regarding minerals issues in the UN-CSD.  Share information on culturally appropriate technologies in developing nations and among SMEs and artisanal miners. Identify geographic and sectoral areas of greatest need for capacity building on engineering practices and technologies within the minerals sector, and among affected stakeholders. Increase understanding of existing and new engineering practices and technologies and their appropriate application. Advocate for the use of best engineering practices to increase worker and affected community health and safety, to minimize environmental impacts, and increase eco-efficiency. Share engineering perspectives and approaches regarding reuse, repurposing, and recycling of mineral materials.



  1. To raise global understanding of engineering approaches and technologies so as to increase the contributions of the mining and minerals industries to economic, social and environmental wellbeing, and sustainable development.
  2. To support professional growth and interaction within the engineering profession on mining and minerals in sustainable development.
  3. To assist the engineering community in engaging stakeholders in meaningful discussions about the impacts of mining activities by making information readily available and accessible to the communities most affected by mining through capacity building activities.
  4. To promote adoption of WFEO-CEE’s guidelines for Engineers within the mining and minerals sectors

Code of Ethics

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In the course of engineering practice, professional engineers will:


  • Refrain from fraudulent, corrupt or criminal practices
  • Be objective and truthful
  • Practice fairly and with good faith towards clients, colleagues and others


  • Practice in a careful and diligent manner in accordance with their areas of competence
  • Practice in accordance with accepted engineering practices, standards and codes
  • Maintain and strive to enhance the body of knowledge in which they practice


  • Practice so as to enhance the quality of life in society
  • Strive to contribute to the advancement of the body of knowledge within which they practice, and to the profession in general
  • Foster the public’s understanding of technical issues and the role of engineering


  • Create and implement engineering solutions for a sustainable future
  • Be mindful of the economic, societal and environmental consequences of actions or projects
  • Promote and protect the health, safety and well being of the community and the environment