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Berkeley Lab’s Commitment to Ethical Conduct and a Diverse Community

The following “Principles of a Diverse Community” were adopted by Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu in 2005 as guidelines that embody the Laboratory’s commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and ethical workforce. These principles include:

University of California Statement of Ethical Values

Berkeley Lab is subject to and strives to achieve the ethical values and standards introduced by the President and the Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of California in October, 2005. Its “Statement of Ethical Values” is as follows:

Members of the University of California community are committed to the highest ethical standards in furtherance of our mission of teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State of California. Our policies, procedures, and standards provide guidance for application of the ethical values stated below in our daily life and work as members of this community. We are committed to:

Integrity. We will conduct ourselves with integrity in our dealings with and on behalf of the University.

Excellence. We will conscientiously strive for excellence in our work.

Accountability. We will be accountable as individuals and as members of this community for our ethical conduct and for compliance with applicable laws and University policies and directives.

Respect. We will respect the rights and dignity of others.


The University of California’s Standards of Ethical Conduct, which apply to the Laboratory, can be found here.