CooperCompanies New Code of Conduct

Dec 20, 2021 12:30 PM ET

Originally published in CooperCompanies 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governa…

We uphold high standards of ethics in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and the public. One of our ESG Action Plans for 2021 was to complete a full update and refresh of our Code of Conduct. This project included reviewing and updating our conduct expectations for topics in the Code, adding new topics that are relevant to our global operations, and improving its readability.

Our Code applies globally to our employees, officers, and Directors. It is available in multiple languages and we provide the Code to new employees on their date of hire and annually thereafter. We provide ethics training and education globally targeted to employee roles and functions and require that employees annually certify their agreement and abide by the Code.

Topics include, but are not limited to, conflicts of interest; health and safety; diversity and inclusion; interactions with customers, suppliers, competitors, and third-parties; anti-corruption; government relations; and compliance with laws and regulations, including those relating to insider trading, equal employment opportunity, harassment, and privacy of information.

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