In order to safeguard the integrity and reputation of motor sport and automobile mobility and tourism worldwide, the 2012 General Assembly adopted a Code of Ethics and established an Ethics Committee within the FIA.
Upon complaints from one of the persons listed below:
- FIA Members;
- officers, members, or licence-holders of FIA Members;
- officials, organisers, drivers, competitors and licence‐holders;
and regarding any alleged breach of the ethical principles as contained in the FIA Statutes, International Sporting Code and Regulations, or on its own initiative, the Ethics Committee investigates and assesses the given situation and submits a report to the President of the FIA, who may decide to take any further action. However, in the event that the President of the FIA is the subject of an investigation, the report will be submitted to the FIA Deputy President for Sport, the FIA Deputy President for Mobility and the President of the Senate, who may decide collectively to take any further action. In both cases, a copy of this report will be submitted to the members of the FIA Senate for information.
On 7 December 2012 the FIA General Assembly elected 5 members to the Ethics Committee.