Our Code of Business Ethics is our ongoing commitment to maintaining and promoting world-class standards of business integrity and trust, wherever we operate.
Since our Group was founded, we have always believed that a profitable and sustainable business cannot exist without sound ethics and integrity. This belief lies at the very heart of our decentralised organisation. Our Code of Business Ethics encapsulates our respect for the law and for individuals, and our responsibilities to our clients and stakeholders. It provides the basis for our ethical culture.
The Group has always been a values-based organisation: our Group Values are a part of our DNA. Guided by our Values, we seek to adopt an ethical mindset and ethical behavior in all our daily business activities. Our Code of Business Ethics sets out, explains, and formalises our Values, principles of action, and rules of conduct and behavior regarding:
- Our People: We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive work environment
- Business Integrity: As a business we are committed to acting responsibly in the market place
- Business Relationships: We are committed to delivering value and building longstanding relationships based on mutual trust with our clients, and to achieving profitable and sustainable growth for the Group
- Group and Third-Party Assets: We recognise our responsibility to maintain the security and integrity of the assets of our Group and of the third parties we work with, by handling these assets responsibly and professionally
- Corporate Social Responsibility: As responsible citisens, we support the communities and respect the environment in which we operate
We follow our Code of Business Ethics no matter where we operate and whatever the economic circumstances. Following the Code of Business Ethics is mandatory for Group compliance.