How we do business

We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all our team

Customers, suppliers and the global community recognise us as an open, honest and principled organisation

How we behave

UUֱ actively promotes and annually appraises every employee against our values:

  • Innovation means we welcome and drive change. In challenging the status quo, we encourage our people to be entrepreneurial and to learn from mistakes. We constantly look for new ideas and value 'out-of-the-box' thinking.

  • Customer Focus means we have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers' expectations. Acting with integrity, we strive to be their indispensable partner.

  • Passion for Winning means we are determined to be the best in order to outperform our competition. We focus on being a high energy, fast moving, decisive organisation that executes and delivers well and sets aggressive goals. We hold ourselves accountable for outstanding results.

  • Boundarylessness means we embrace the global nature of our business and encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy, functions and geography. We seek to break down barriers between organisations and encourage our people to support one another, and develop positive partnerships with customers and suppliers.

  • Valuing Our People means we put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. We recognise and reward achievement and empower staff at all levels to maximise their potential and contribution within a work environment based on respect and open and honest communication.

Our Business Ethics

The UUֱ code of ethics, disseminated to every employee, guides the way we achieve business goals and encourages open and ethical behaviour. It covers key topics such as:

  • Acceptance of gifts and entertainment
  • Company political involvement
  • Safety
  • Human rights
  • Political contributions
  • Whistleblower protections

Compliance with the UUֱ code of ethics is part of the personal development plan of every employee. Code breaches are subject to swift disciplinary action, up to and including termination of contract.

Local Reporting Requirements

Socially Responsible Supplier Network

UUֱ is committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility in every aspect of our business and in every corner of the world. At a minimum, we require that all UUֱ suppliers meet the standards expressed in our .