Ethical business conduct is a core element of our strategy for growth and success and incorporated in our company values: We Aim High, We Own It, and We Do it Right.

We expect each employee to learn and comply with all company policies, laws and the guiding ethical principles outlined in our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics. Similarly, we expect our business partners to adopt ethical and conscientious business practices as outlined in our Business partner Code of Conduct & Ethics.

Code of Conduct & Business Partner Code of Conduct

We aim high

We drive growth by collaborating with customers and colleagues to become more focused, faster, efficient and better every day.

We own it

We are accountable and ​deliver on our commitments to customers, investors and each other.​

Speak up!

We thrive on a culture of high performance, which includes always acting with integrity and embodying ethical business practices. All employees complete several mandatory compliance trainings on ethical business conduct and our Code each year. We also continuously scrutinize our internal practices through internal and external assessments and have procedures for taking immediate action when we identify conduct that falls below our high standard.

If an employee or business partner believes that we have failed to live up to our commitments, they can report their concern through SpeakUp!, our anonymous ethics reporting hotline and database.

SpeakUp! is available 24-hours per day in 30 different languages. We will never allow retaliation for good faith reports filed through SpeakUp! or any other reporting channel.

High business partner expectations

A good reputation is essential in the global marketplace. Our customers are increasingly concerned with the ethical standards of their suppliers and partners, and when companies decide to begin or expand a business relationship, the reputation of a company is an important factor.

Similarly, we expect our business partners to adopt ethical and conscientious business practices, and we hold them accountable if they fail to live up to their obligations. We expect business partners to adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and industry standards, as well as ethical requirements such as fair labor practices, employee safety and sustainable practices outlined in our Business Partner Code of Conduct & Ethics.

Ethical supply chain practices

We are committed responsible, transparent and ethical practices throughout our supply chain.  Our suppliers are required to agree to our Business Partner Code of Conduct.  We promote sustainable sourcing practices through the ethical conduct of our suppliers is assessed through Conflict Minerals and Modern Slavery/Forced Labor due diligence processes, which, for in-scope suppliers, includes education, assessments and training.

Nouryon’s compliance program and Code are essential elements of our day-to-day business operations to ensure the safety of our employees.

Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion is a core element of our culture and necessary to support our diverse, global workforce and business success. We believe that having a commitment from all of our employees to maintain our inclusive culture is essential for a respectful and safe workplace environment. 

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