Ethical Conduct (1000x483)

At Fortescue, we are focussed on building a culture of transparency and accountability throughout the business. 

Our long-standing commitment to doing business with integrity and honesty is built on our Company values, the professionalism of our employees and our collective determination to act with integrity, accountability and transparency at all times. 

We clearly articulate and maintain ethical business principles and practices and implement sound systems of corporate governance

Find out more about Fortescue's approach to ethical conduct, bribery and corruption.


Bribery and Corruption

Bribery and corruption undermines legitimate business activities, distorts competition and exposes Fortescue and our people to significant risks.  

Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy outlines our zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, encompassing compliance with the laws of every country in which we operate.  

As part of Fortescue’s ongoing commitment, our compliance program includes:  
  • participation in voluntary anti-corruption initiatives;
  • regular and specialist fraud and corruption risk assessments;  
  • a commitment to sourcing through suppliers that adhere to our standards;  
  • prohibition of the giving and receiving of gifts which go beyond common courtesies associated with general commercial practice; 
  • rigorous policies around the provision of political donations;  
  • a process for investigating allegations; and
  • channels for employees and others to confidentially report suspected or actual misconduct or violations of company policy.
There were no violations of anti-bribery and corruption laws detected within or in connection to Fortescue in FY17.

Ethical Conduct

Fortescue operates under a Code of Conduct and Integrity Policy which reflects the values that underpin the behaviour of the entire Fortescue family and our relationship with stakeholders.

The Code defines our commitment to achieving and maintaining our reputation as an employer of choice, an ethical business partner and a good corporate citizen. It is the responsibility of all employees and contractors to ensure they are familiar with the Code, which is easily accessible both in printed and electronic formats.

Find out more about the list of policies that govern Fortescue’s business activities.