We want to do things the right way and have clear standards for ethical behavior in all our business relationships. These help us ensure we treat each other and our business partners fairly and with dignity and respect.
Our people are trained in how to recognize conflicts of interest, bribery, fraud, harassment, discrimination and other forms of misconduct. All of our stakeholders are encouraged to report any suspected wrongdoing through our external and independent reporting system, Atlas Copco SpeakUp. It can be used to anonymously report behavior or actions that may be perceived as violations of laws, regulations, or our code of conduct.
Atlas Copco has a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, including facilitation payments. In addition to ensuring a fair business environment and well-functioning economy, fighting corruption protects the company and its shareholders and positively impacts society and the environment.
We have internal controls in place to make sure that we act with the utmost integrity. Our people and business partners are required to sign their compliance with our code of conduct. We require employees to complete annual trainings in ethics, and we train our business partners in our code of conduct. Supplier evaluations help ensure that our business partners are aligned with our high standards in the areas of safety, health, the environment and quality.