Our mission is to be a leader in our industry and to continuously improve our performance, but in so doing we will not compromise our environmental, health or safety standards for any reason, including profit, commercial or production reasons.
To help us uphold this commitment, our Code of Conduct defines and summarizes, in one universal framework, what we expect of our businesses and people regardless of location or background.
INEOS conducts business throughout the world, and that means our employees are subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries and organizations. Each employee is responsible for knowing and following the laws that apply to us where we work. This Code of Conduct establishes principles for business conduct applicable throughout INEOS, regardless of location. Where differences exist as the result of local customs, norms, laws or regulations, employees must apply either this Code of Conduct or local requirements – whichever sets the higher standard of behaviour. At a minimum, we expect all of our employees to hold themselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, openness and accountability in the way they conduct business.
“All of our employees, wherever they are in the world know that they must hold themselves up to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, openness and accountability in the way they go about their daily business. We know that across the company we work hard to continuously improve our performance, but in so doing we will not compromise our environmental, health or safety standards for any reason, including profit, commercial or production reasons. This Code of Conduct makes it clear to those that work for INEOS or work with us, the business conduct expected across everyone in our organisation, regardless of location.” Andy Currie INEOS Capital
INEOS is committed to preserving human rights as a fundamental principle and ensuring that the conduct of all employees is consistent with internationally agreed-upon standards of human rights as well as core labour and social standards. In particular, INEOS will not engage in, and will not tolerate any of its customers, suppliers, distributors or others with whom it does business, engaging in child or forced labour, slavery or human trafficking of any kind. Our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement can be viewed on the INEOS website www.ineos.com/information/anti-slavery-act/
Additionally, protecting the personal data of our customers, suppliers and employees is a priority for us and we do it in full compliance with current regulations (e.g. GDPR).
This Code of Conduct has two main purposes:
- To encourage every single employee to take responsibility for his or her actions and to provide them with appropriate guidance.
- To outline the ethical principles which guide the business activities of INEOS.
Our code can be downloaded in various languages: