G-1.01, r. 2.2 - Code of ethics of geologists
30. Geologists must safeguard their professional independence and avoid any situation in which they would be in conflict of interest. In particular, geologists are in conflict of interest when
(1) the interests concerned are such that geologists may tend to favour them over those of their client or their judgment and loyalty towards their client may be unfavourably affected; or
(2) the circumstances offer geologists a direct or indirect, real or possible undue advantage.