Halma Governance

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct summarises our ethical commitment. It offers guidelines and policies that define how we run our business. It will help deliver consistently high standards of conduct throughout the Group, reinforcing our reputation around the world. We expect our business partners, as well as our employees, to act with similarly high ethical standards.

The Code should help our employees and business partners identify and avoid situations that might violate legislation and best practice. Understanding the relevant laws around the world is not always easy but this Code, encompassing Halma’s policies on Bribery and Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, Insider Dealing and Whistleblowing, covers the major areas. It cannot deal with every circumstance so if it does not give you enough guidance about how to deal with a particular situation, consult your manager, MD, Divisional Chief Executive or the Halma Company Secretary.

Compliance with the Code is not only of concern to Halma, the business, but also to each employee. For example, bribery is illegal and will expose the business to prosecution, fines and loss of reputation. However, it could also expose employees personally to penalties including fines and, in extreme cases, even imprisonment.

If you are aware of any employee or operation involved in illegal acts or acting contrary to the Code of Conduct, you must immediately report it to your manager, MD, Divisional Chief Executive or the Halma Company Secretary. If you have any concern over how your complaint might be handled by your line manager, please use the Whistleblowing policy.

Compliance with the Code is mandatory across the Group worldwide. We all share responsibility for ensuring that individually and collectively we are complying with this Code. I know that I can count on your support and will always do what I can to support you in doing the right thing.

Andrew Williams
Chief Executive
Halma Plc

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