Our People Code of Conduct

Conducting business with unwavering integrity and to the highest ethical standards is a non-negotiable part of how we operate at Bauer.

Working the right way, every day

To support our efforts to uphold the highest standards, we have launched a new People Code of Conduct. The principles and behaviours outlined in the Code tell our leaders, employees, freelancers, customers, partners and suppliers how we at Bauer conduct business, the behaviours we promote and the standards we set for ourselves and the people we work with.

Seven Core Principles

Our Code’s seven core principles guide us all on how to make ethical decisions that will protect Bauer Media’s reputation, build greater transparency and trust with our clients and customers, help promote the right internal culture, attract and retain top talent, and meet increasing regulatory and stakeholder demands.

They are:

  1. Uphold our Values and this Code
  2. Comply with all Laws, Regulations and Policies
  3. Treat Each Other with Respect and Dignity
  4. Champion Diversity and Inclusion at Bauer
  5. Protect our Reputation, IP and other Assets
  6. Take Care of Information: Preserving Confidentiality & Data Privacy
  7. Avoid Conflicts of Interest
You can read more detail on each of these principles in our complete People Code of Conduct.

Download translated Versions of the People Code of Conduct here:

How to Report a Code of Conduct Breach

We each have a duty to speak up about any suspected wrongdoing that is in breach of the law, this Code, or any other Bauer Media policies.

If you are aware of an actual or potential breach of our People Code of Conduct you can use our Group-wide Speak Up Reporting System, which allows you to report concerns safely, confidentially and, if necessary, anonymously.

This also applies to breaches of any other laws, Bauer Media Group policies or regulations by Bauer or our suppliers including any human rights or environmental risks.

The Speak Up tool is open to anyone who has come into contact with our business, whether they are an employee of Bauer Media or not. All reports are treated confidentially and anyone who reports a honestly held concern will be protected against any form of retaliation.