Vertiv Pillars of Ethics & Compliance
At Vertiv, we are committed to doing business in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and we do that through living our core values.
本行為準則（下稱「準則」）旨在指引 Vertiv Holdings Co 及其世界各地的關係企業（通稱「Vertiv」）的全體 員工和董事會成員（下稱「董事會成員」）如何經營業 務。本準則概述了我們期望 Vertiv 每位團隊成員都能做 到的行為和舉止，以求所有與 Vertiv 往來的人都能持續 信賴我們秉持的誠信。除本準則另有說明外，「員工」一 詞應包括主管。
Code of Ethics (German)
*Vertiv Integrated System GmbH 和 Vertiv GmbH 的更新尚待處理。
本公司於 2021 年 11 月 24 日修訂 Vertiv 行為準則（原名為 Vertiv 道德準則）。本修訂並未變更《準則》的價值觀和原則；本公司修訂《準則》旨在：
除 Vertiv Integrated System GmbH 和 Vertiv GmbH 以外 (兩者尚待當地核准)，對所有 Vertiv 子公司而言，更新的 Vertiv 行為準則已生效。本《準則》全文已刊登於本公司網站 (http://www.vertiv.com).
在 Vertiv，無論我們身在何處，我們做生意時始終致力於遵守 所有適用的法律，並尊重同仁、客戶和我們經營的社群。這個原 則的核心是我們的企業行為準則。
Vertiv 行為準則規範著我們與 所有內外部利害關係人的關係，旨在指引全球所有 Vertiv 員工和 董事會成員了解我們的經營方式。本準則概述了我們期望 Vertiv 的所有成員都能做到的行為和舉止，以求所有與我們往來的人都 能有自信地遵循相同的標準，並始終信賴我們的良好聲譽。為了 提升我們的企業文化，不遵守適用法律或未秉持誠信行事的個人 不會得到公司的支持。總之，我們重視所有人的觀點，希望能以 尊重和開放式溝通為基礎，持續創造安全高效的環境。
Vertiv has established internal policies and controls that enforce compliance by all employees, officers, and directors with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, the Brazil Clean Company Act 2014 (Law No. 12,846), and related anti-corruption laws of the countries in which we do business. Vertiv employees, officers, and directors are prohibited from directly or indirectly offering, giving, soliciting, or receiving any form of bribe, kickback, or other corrupt payment, or anything of value, to or from any person or organization, including government agencies, individual government officials, and private companies or their employees under any circumstances. This prohibition applies worldwide, with no exception to perceived customs, local practices, or competitive conditions. Further, this prohibition applies equally to any person or company acting on Vertiv’s behalf, such as sales agents, distributors, representatives, service providers, contractors, suppliers, and joint venture partners.
Vertiv will succeed by its employees, officers, and directors competing fairly and living by the Vertiv core values. Representatives of Vertiv may not:
- discuss directly with a competitor of Vertiv any pricing or product information, such as manufacturing cost, production capacity, product roadmaps, bidding practices, or any nonpublic business information of Vertiv;
- use any improper means to obtain a competitor’s confidential information or trade secrets;
- knowingly use a competitor’s confidential information or trade secrets without express written permission from such competitor;
- use negative selling techniques, such as disparaging competitors by using false statements; or
- use tactics to eliminate competition in markets where Vertiv is a leader, such as selling below cost.
Vertiv is committed to conducting business fairly, responsibly, and in compliance with law in each country in which we operate.
We demand honest and ethical business practices from our employees, officers, and directors, as well as our distributors, agents, and business partners throughout the world.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Vertiv expects its suppliers to project its values and principles, to stay current with technology, to act with integrity, and to treat people and the environment with respect. These actions reflect Vertiv’s priorities. In this way, we partner with only the highest caliber suppliers that demonstrate social responsibility and a commitment to fairness and honesty.
Vertiv has established a Supplier Code of Conduct and we expect each supplier to adhere to its principles. Vertiv may discontinue its relationship with a supplier that fails to comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct.
Efforts to Prevent Slavery and Human Trafficking
Vertiv is committed to complying with all applicable laws and employment regulations where we operate and does not engage in forced labor or human trafficking. Vertiv’s policies oppose—and we prohibit our suppliers from using—any form of forced, bonded, or indentured labor.
Vertiv supports efforts to end the human suffering and environmental impact that have been associated with mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Tracing the origins of minerals throughout a global supply chain is a complex process, and this can only be accomplished with the cooperation and support of a vast number of industries and stakeholders.
Vertiv continues to work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to develop and implement policies and systems to reduce the risk that minerals in our supply chain come from mines that finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC region, and Vertiv expects our supply base to acquire minerals from responsible sources.
所有 Vertiv 供應商都必須遵守我們的供應商行為準則，並遵守當地法律法規。為要使 Vertiv 超越客戶期望，每個供應商都必須積極支援 Vertiv 的價值觀，並將其擴展至自己的供應鏈。我們將繼續教育我們的供應商和員工，並參與產業團隊以促進供應鏈的可見性和可靠性。