Ethics

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 conducting business with honesty and integrity.  We earn business based on superior technology, products, services and relationships.  We do not earn business improperly or unethically, or by taking chances with our reputation.  By staying true to our principles and values, we earn the respect and trust of customers, suppliers and other important business partners.  We uphold one united approach to ethics that consists of:

  • Clearly defined Code of Ethics;
  • A Chief Ethics Officer who manages our ethics department; and
  • A team of local ethics leaders who implement our Code of Ethics and serve as local contacts for questions regarding Lubrizol policies or procedures.

Lubrizol's Code of Ethics

Ethical and legal conduct is 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 legal in some countries, but this does not mean it is acceptable under our Code. We share accountability for practicing the Code daily, and we will walk away from business that cannot be achieved ethically and legally.

A summary of our Code of Ethics is available in this Message for our Customers.

Lubrizol's Prohibited Business Practices Policy

As a Berkshire Hathaway company, Lubrizol also complies with its  Prohibited Business Practices Policy.

Questions/Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Joan Radigan at +1 440-347-5013 or Kristin Marquardt at +1 440-347-6550. Questions or concerns can also be submitted to Navex Global, an independent firm that provides reporting services to Lubrizol. The Navex Global hotline numbers and web-based reporting sites can be found at the link under Contacts.

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Lubrizol's Code of Ethics

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Contacts

Ethics Contacts