Flint Group Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct demonstrates our commitment to high standards and providing a framework to always operate the business in a sustainable, ethical and compliant way. All of us need to take personal responsibility and act in accordance with the law, our corporate policies and guidelines and our core values.

The Code of Conduct is for all of us – employees, partners, suppliers, distributors and agents – anyone who works for, with, or on behalf of Flint Group. By acting in accordance with our Code of Conduct you are protecting our company’s reputation and demonstrating our values. Our dedication to doing the right thing will make a difference to our employees, our communities and the long-term success of our company.


About the importance of our Code of Conduct

Why do we have a Code of Conduct?

Flint Group’s Code of Conduct outlines our commitment to acting in accordance with the law, our corporate policies and guidelines and our core values. If you are unsure about what to do in a specific situation, refer to the relevant section of this Code of Conduct. It will guide you and help you to make the right decision. In the event that you are still hesitant, please contact your manager, HR or the Compliance Department. Flint Group is totally committed to ethical business practices, personal integrity and compliance with the Code of Conduct and all applicable laws. Flint Group’s reputation for acting responsibly plays a critical role in our success as a business.

Who must follow our Code of Conduct?

All employees, contractors, distributors, and agents and anyone else who represents Flint Group. Our Code is supplemented with a Supplier Code of Conduct (read more below).

What are the key areas covered by our Code of Conduct?

The Code of Conduct is divided in 7 sections:

➊ Health, Safety & Environment
➋ Respect for fundamental rights
➌ Business conduct
➍ Dealings with partners
➎ Confidential information and data safety
➏ Illegal practices
➐ Ethical advice and reporting violations

What should I do if I suspect misconduct?

 Flint Group is committed to honest, ethical and legal business conduct. The Flint Group Assurance Hotline provides a way for individuals to raise concerns about malpractice or possible violation of the law, ethics or company policies – without fear of reprisal. All matters are carefully reviewed and investigated with the highest discretion. All reports are handled confidentially. Should you become aware of conduct that appears to violate the law, the Code of Conduct or Flint Group’s policies, you have a responsibility to report it using one of the reporting mechanisms set out in Section “Ethical advice and reporting violations”. Flint Group treats all breaches of the Code of Conduct seriously, no matter how small or insignificant the breach might seem. All alleged breaches or violations are investigated promptly, and any proven noncompliance may carry severe disciplinary consequences, including termination of employment or a third party may see their contract terminated or not renewed. If Flint Group determines that the breach of the Code of Conduct may also be a breach of applicable law, the issue will be investigated and, where appropriate, referred to the relevant authorities.


Supplier Code of Conduct

Flint Group business partners and suppliers agree to align with the values outlined in this Code of Conduct and are expected to follow the highest standards of business conduct.

This Supplier Code of Conduct has been created for the purpose of ensuring that our Suppliers abide by the Flint Group Code of Conduct, provide safe working conditions for their employees and treat them with respect. Their production processes should be responsible and environmentally friendly.

The Supplier Code of Conduct reflects internationally accepted standards of social and environmental responsibility in addition to our company’s high expectations for ethical business behaviour. We relied on a number of sources to develop our Supplier Code of Conduct including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, the International Labour Organization, ISO 14001 and our industry representative organization.


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Read our Code of Conduct brochure

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