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Wolseley will conduct its activities with honesty and integrity and according to the highest ethical standards. Put simply, we will do the right thing.

The Code of Conduct describes the principles by which we expect to conduct our business and provides employees with guidance on the standards expected when conducting businesses on behalf of the Wolseley Group. It was introduced in 2010; all our employees have received training on its contents.

Key principles

  • Compliance with the law
    All Wolseley’s businesses and all their employees and others to whom this Code applies must observe both the spirit and letter of the laws and regulations of each country in which they operate.
  • Bribery and corruption
    Wolseley does not permit the bribery of any person involved in the Group’s business or any customer, supplier or business partner of Wolseley.
  • Fraud
    Wolseley does not tolerate fraud.
  • Gifts and hospitality
    No Wolseley employee or family member should accept or solicit or give (directly or indirectly) any improper gift or hospitality.
  • Confidential information
    Wolseley’s trade secrets and other sensitive commercial information must be kept confidential.
  • Conflicts of interest
    Wolseley employees and other personnel must avoid situations where personal interests could conflict, or appear to conflict, with Wolseley’s interests.
  • Customers and suppliers
    Wolseley treats its customers and suppliers fairly. We expect the same standards of them as we expect from our employees.
  • Competitors
    All of Wolseley’s businesses and employees must comply with all competition and anti-trust rules in the countries in which they operate.
  • Shareholders and other stakeholders
    Wolseley is committed to high standards of corporate governance, transparency and responsibility.
  • Health and safety
    Wolseley will provide a safe and healthy working environment and will not compromise the health or safety of any individual.
  • Environment
    Wolseley will run efficient operations that minimise waste and reduce any negative effect of its business activities on the environment. We will promote sustainable development.
  • Employees
    Wolseley values its employees and their diversity. We will develop our people and reward them fairly.