It is our belief that employees want to work for a company where they are not asked to compromise their personal values. At Lubrizol, employees find a company that is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, exploitation or harassment of any kind. We uphold one united approach to ethics that consists of:
- Clearly defined Ethical and Legal Conduct Guidelines
- A Chief Ethics Officer who manages our ethics department
- A team of regional ethics leaders who implement our Ethical and Legal Conduct Guidelines and serve as local contacts for questions regarding Lubrizol policies or procedures
Lubrizol Ethical and Legal Conduct Guidelines
Ethical and legal conduct guidelines are important to who we are and how we conduct ourselves in every country that we work. Lubrizol’s standards may be more stringent than a particular country’s laws. A practice may be permissible and perhaps even legal in some countries, but this does not mean it is acceptable under our guidelines. The fact that our competitors may behave differently is also not an excuse for failing to meet the requirements of our own guidelines. Furthermore, a customer or supplier request is not an acceptable reason to circumvent our guidelines. We share accountability for practicing the guidelines daily, and will walk away from business that cannot be achieved ethically and legally.
Yes, The Lubrizol Corporation is serious about its guidelines on ethical and legal conduct because they detail the right things to do — the right things for Lubrizol.