Ferguson will conduct its activities with honesty and integrity and according to the highest ethical standards. Put simply, we will do the right thing.
The Code of Conduct describes the principles by which we expect to conduct our business and provides employees with guidance on the standards expected when conducting businesses on behalf of the Ferguson Group. It was introduced in 2010; all our employees have received training on its contents.
Compliance with the law
All Ferguson’s businesses and their employees and others to whom this Code applies must conduct business lawfully and in the spirit of our values.
Bribery and corruption
Ferguson does not permit the bribery of any person involved in the Group’s business or any customer, supplier or business partner of Ferguson.
Ferguson does not tolerate fraud.
Gifts and hospitality
No Ferguson employee or family member should accept or solicit or give (directly or indirectly) any improper gift or hospitality.
Ferguson’s trade secrets and other sensitive commercial information must be kept confidential.
Conflicts of interest
Ferguson employees and other personnel must avoid situations where personal interests could conflict, or appear to conflict, with Ferguson’s interests.
Customers and suppliers
Ferguson treats its customers and suppliers fairly. We expect the same standards of them as we expect from our employees.
All of Ferguson’s businesses and employees must comply with all competition and anti-trust rules in the countries in which they operate.
Shareholders and other stakeholders
Ferguson is committed to high standards of corporate governance, transparency and responsibility.
Health and safety
Ferguson will provide a safe and healthy working environment and will not compromise the health or safety of any individual.
Ferguson will run efficient operations that minimise waste and reduce any negative effect of its business activities on the environment. We will promote sustainable development.
Ferguson values its employees and their diversity. We will develop our people and reward them fairly.