Corporate ethics

99% of HP employees completed the ethics and compliance annual training session in 2012

At HP, how we do things is as important as what we do. We are accountable for our actions, responsible for their consequences, and proud of our efforts. Our values guide us to behave ethically and with respect toward our stakeholders and wider society. We use our scale and influence to encourage similar behavior beyond our own operations. HP Codes of Conduct detail our expectations for anyone doing business with HP. These codes include:

We strive to maintain a strong culture of integrity and trust globally, whatever the local culture, laws and regulations. Our robust ethics and compliance program requires HP employees, partners, and suppliers worldwide to use only lawful and ethical business practices.

Doing the right thing is central to our brand and culture. We do not tolerate corrupt behavior and will never trade our integrity for a business opportunity. We refuse to pay bribes or kickbacks even when it requires walking away from a deal. We have systems and processes in place for employees, partners, and suppliers, and others to report ethics issues , and we work quickly to resolve them according to our policies and local laws.

In the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, HP scored 99 out of 100, the highest score in the IT sector, in the category of Codes of Conduct/Compliance/Anti-Corruption & Bribery. We also earned high ratings in Transparency International's Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index for 2012.


Corrupt behavior impedes legal compliance and social and economic development, and undermines the very foundation upon which HP was built. We do not tolerate any bribery or kickbacks to win business or influence a business decision.

HP is committed to complying fully with all anti-corruption laws and regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. We ensure compliance with all applicable anti-corruption laws wherever we do business through our Anti-Corruption Compliance Program, which is reviewed and revised each year to ensure that HP has adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. HP also has policies for Global Business Gifts, Travel, and Entertainment and Political Contributions.

We use internal data and Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index External site to identify high-risk countries and raise awareness of potential ethical issues in each market. We participate in and speak at anti-corruption conferences around the world, including events outside of our industry. We also benchmark our program with other companies to identify ways to improve and strengthen our anti-corruption compliance program.

For complete information regarding HP's corporate ethics, please refer to our 2012 Global Citizenship Report. We also provide data and goals information for all of our Global Citizenship efforts in the Data Dashboard.