Commitment to Ethics
As part of FMC’s commitment to conduct business with integrity and comply with all applicable laws, we maintain a strict Code of Ethics and Business Conduct – a set of legal and ethical principles that is periodically reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors. Although laws and standards vary from country to country and culture to culture, our common goal and continuing commitment is to maintain equally high standards wherever FMC operates. For more details, see FMC Corporation’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
Ethical behavior is an individual responsibility. Regardless of position or location, behavior reflecting the highest ethical standards is expected of all directors, employees and others who are bound by the FMC Code. No one at FMC has the authority to violate or require conduct by another employee or any other person that violates the Code, other FMC policies, or the law.
FMC’s commitment to the Code starts at the top of the corporation; directors, officers, all employees and others bound by the Code are responsible for becoming familiar with and abiding by it. This includes FMC Corporation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures and all other entities, that, in each case, are directly or indirectly controlled or managed by FMC; the employees and directors of these entities (to the extent applicable to their work for FMC); and consultants and other independent contractors in their work on behalf of FMC. We understand that no Code could anticipate every possible ethical or legal situation. That is why we insist that wisdom, discretion and sound judgment also serve as reliable guides.
Failure to carry out the Code’s responsibilities can lead to disciplinary action, including discharge.
FMC provides an Ethics Response Line which operates “24/7” and is accessible from nearly every point on the globe. The Ethics Response line ensures anonymous and confidential reporting of violations.