Vertiv was founded on the principles of integrity and good corporate governance. The Vertiv Code of Conduct underpins these high standards and governs our relationships with all of our stakeholders, internally and externally. The Code of Conduct, updated in 2021 and published in 20 different languages, outlines the actions and behaviors expected from every Vertiv employee and member of the Board of Directors (the Board) around the world. Employees have easy online access to instructions for reporting ethics concerns or suspected ethical, legal, accounting, or financial violations, which they can do anonymously and without fear of retaliation.
Vertiv has a corporate governance framework of rules, practices, and processes that direct and control our business in the interests of shareholders, customers, suppliers, and partners. Our board of directors is a diverse, experienced group of leaders who are responsible for company governance and stakeholder interest protections.
Responsible Supply Chain
Vertiv operates across a global supply chain. As such, we expect our suppliers are doing business in accordance with the law and to the standards of Vertiv.
Vertiv’s Supplier Code of Conduct sets forth the principles by which we expect all of our suppliers to adhere. It covers topics that include, but are not limited to: compliance with applicable laws and regulations, ethics, anti-corruption, intellectual property, human rights and working conditions, and the environment. We require all new suppliers to affirm that they have reviewed and acknowledge this code at onboarding. Furthermore, we conduct surveys of our suppliers to ascertain levels of risk around human rights abuses and environmental noncompliance.
You can read more about our Supplier Code and policies here:
Data Privacy & Security
As a global company with operations in approximately 45 countries and customers in more than 130 countries, Vertiv employs a comprehensive approach to safeguarding the data and information of our employees, company, and customers.
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In practice, we have a multi-tiered approach to security that covers data privacy, cybersecurity, and product security.
Cybersecurity: Vertiv uses a “defense-in-depth” approach to securing company and customer information. This is a layered security approach working to ensure that if one defense fails, another is there to prevent attacks. Our systems are aligned to NIST 800-171 and ISO 27001. Additionally, all employees, and many contractors and consultants complete cybersecurity awareness training annually, and more frequent training is administered based on role in the company.
Product Security: Our “defense-in-depth model” also applies to the products and solutions we provide to our customers. We work with our customers to implement security measures in the design and manufacture of our products to ensureso that appropriate security standards are met, which may include UL 2900-2-2 IOT and ISA/IEC 62443. Our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) reviews, validates and remediates vulnerabilities submitted to us by customer, employees and other stakeholders.