We are in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to leave our world better than we found it.
In living out this very important purpose, we must be mindful not only of what we do, but how we do it.
I’m pleased to announce the release of our refreshed Code of Conduct which reflects our values as an organization and how we should act. Our Code of Conduct guides us in how to manage our daily processes and interactions with professionalism, respect and integrity.
Just as we are driving operational excellence across our entire company, we must constantly be driving for a culture of excellence. Policies and products don't make a company special, people do. Each day, the people with whom we work both inside and outside of our organization determine our workplace experience. People matter.
Because people matter, it is the responsibility of every Sealed Air employee to work collaboratively, to be fair and honest with each other, and to continually encourage respectful communication. We want all employees to feel as though they have been treated (and are treating others) with the highest levels of professionalism and dignity. The way you speak with each other is key. Words matter.
Every interaction and every decision we make moves us closer to or further away from the culture we want to protect and aspire to create.
Words Matter Because People Matter.
On October 3, 2019, the Board of Directors of Sealed Air approved amendments to the Code of Conduct to improve clarity and readability and provide additional detail regarding the company’s expectations with respect to the ethical and legally compliant conduct of its employees, officers and directors. The revised Code does not materially change the responsibilities and obligations described in the previous Code, but instead enhances topics previously addressed in the Code and in other company policies, including among other things guidance with respect to conflicts of interest, insider trading restrictions, fair dealing and competition, gifts and entertainment, and treatment of confidential information. The Code applies to all employees, as well as all directors and officers, including the principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer.