The way we do business and the way we treat our colleagues matters to us. We recognise that continually nurturing and developing the ethical culture of our organisation and demanding the same high standards from our partners and suppliers, helps to build trust with all our stakeholders and supports our business model and the successful execution of our strategy to realise long-term, sustainable growth.
Our values of Be True, Own It and Aim High represent the qualities and actions we want to see at Spectris. They inform how we do business and the decisions we make. Our Code of Business Ethics underpins our values and sets clear expectations of how we work at Spectris and applies to all employees.
At Spectris we have clear policies and procedures in place by way of our Group Manual. We require every employee to complete their mandatory Code training annually and also have additional risk based training assigned on a role by role basis.
We encourage our employees, contractors, customers and third parties to report any concerns or instances of unethical practices via our Speak Up process. By offering a multitude of methods to raise concerns, from internal routes to a 24/7 helpline and web portal, there should be an option that suits everybody’s needs.
Alongside the above, we have a global network of Ethics Officers to help us embed and to support our ongoing ethics programme. We are committed to holding ourselves to the highest standards of responsible conduct throughout our operations and across our supply chain, and other third parties, which is supported by a risk based due diligence process, complemented by mandated screening procedures for Export Controls and sanctions. The effectiveness of these due diligence and screening processes is being overseen by the Board and Executive Committee.
Spectris did not make any contributions to and spending for political campaigns, political organisations, lobbyist, or lobbying organizations, trade associations and other tax-exempt entities, or other groups whose role is to influence political campaigns or public policy legislation.