We are committed to working within the laws and regulations of all the countries in which we operate. In the absence of adequate laws and regulations, we will adopt recognised international standards of best practice and promote these in our business operations.
We also support the 10 principles described in the United Nations Global Compact and will seek to address social, ethical or environmental matters that may affect our stakeholders - customers, neighbours, employees and shareholders. We believe that competitive markets can only flourish where there are sound business ethics. Our businesses are judged by what the outside world thinks of us and the way we conduct ourselves collectively. As such, we will assess the implications of our business decisions for all our stakeholders and manage our social, ethical and environmental impact accordingly.
We will avoid conflicts of interest and implement anti-corruption policies and procedures. We will not engage in bribery or any form of unethical inducement or payment.
Public policy decisions can affect all aspects of our operations including investment decisions, consumer protection and employment relations. We do not favour any one political party and work closely with political stakeholders to inform policies on important issues such as energy, environment, consumers and employment relations. Find out more here.