Internal directives and rules

Code of Conduct

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with three core principles: safety, integrity, sustainability. Our tells employees and external stakeholders what we stand for. It explains our three core principles and what they mean in practice. Our explains these core principles to our business partners and shows what we expect from them when they do business with us. These codes are available in 32 languages and were introduced in 2015 through an extensive communication and education campaign across the company. In 2016, Code of Conduct workshops were held throughout the entire organization as part of the learning plan. The workshops helped employees and teams familiarize themselves with the core principles and to learn how to deal with practical dilemmas and how to speak up. As part of the 2016 performance evaluation sign-off, all employees were required to confirm their understanding and compliance with the Code of Conduct in the (P&DD) system.

Directives portal

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Directives framework

The Code of Conduct is incorporated in the directives portal, an online resource for all directives, rules, manuals, guidelines and procedures that make up our directives framework. In 2016, updated directives and rules were introduced on inside information, share dealing and disclosure control, new manuals were launched on competition law compliance, export control and anti-bribery and several updated guidelines were introduced in relation to export control.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct defines our core principles and how we work. It incorporates fundamental principles on issues such as business integrity, labor relations, human rights, health, safety, environment and security and community involvement.

Business Partner Code of Conduct

Explains what we stand for as a company, what we value and how we run our business. It brings our core principles of safety, integrity and sustainability to life and shows what they mean in practice.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct defines our core principles and how we work. It incorporates fundamental principles on issues such as business integrity, labor relations, human rights, health, safety, environment and security and community involvement.

P&D Dialog

The Performance and Development Dialog is AkzoNobel’s global performance and appraisal system for employees.