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Code Of Ethics (PDF)

The IGS is a learned society dedicated to the scientific and engineering development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, and associated technologies. We have over 43 chapters and more than 4,000 members, including over 165 corporate members and 500 student members.

Official society documents include the IGS Code of Ethics, Directory Policy, Financial Policy, and the IGS Handbook.


The IGS Individual Member Directory is available online to IGS members only. To access information, a member must be logged in on the IGS website.

The IGS Corporate Member Directory is openly available on the IGS website. Each corporate listing is accompanied by their corporate logo and linked to their full-page advertisement, including a link to their website. This is an important benefit for IGS corporate members.


Financial Policy (PDF)

The financial committee is a standing committee of the IGS. Its principal responsibilities are to see that appropriate accounting policies and internal controls are established and followed, and that the organization issues financial statements and reports on time and in accordance with its regulatory obligations.


The IGS Handbook is a dynamic document that continues to grow and evolve. Initiated by founding Secretary Guy Masenaux and the then Vice President J.P. Giroud, the document has since been amended, expanded, and updated in a series of edits. These editorial updates were conducted by Presidents Rowe, Jones, Bathurst, and Cazzuffi, with the support and execution of the Secretaries W. Voskamp 1990 – 1994 and P. Stevenson 1994 – 2010.

The Handbook presents the IGS Bylaws, the IGS Code of Conduct, Guidance, and draft bylaws for chapters, policy, and procedures for organizing conferences and other events. It also includes a number of additional items, which are evident in the table of contents. The IGS Handbook is available for viewing by IGS Members only.

IGS Handbook (PDF)