At FMC Technologies, our vision is to be the premier provider of world-class, mission-critical technology solutions for the energy industry. We can only realize our vision if we conduct business in an ethical manner. Honesty, integrity, and a strong commitment to high standards of moral, ethical, and lawful conduct are among FMC Technologies’ proudest and most important traditions. These traditions have been developed over the years through the dedication of FMC Technologies’ employees, and they reflect our continuing commitment to excellence. The FMC Technologies Commitment to Ethics is a hallmark of superb execution and is critical to meeting the expectations of our stockholders, customers, employees, and suppliers, as well as our communities and nations.
Laws and standards vary in different countries and cultures. As we globalize and expand our activities, our overriding goal and continuing commitment must always be to maintain uniformly high standards wherever we conduct business. We have revised and updated our statement about these core values to better reflect the laws and regulations that affect our business activities. Adopted from the FMC Code of Ethics and Business Conduct Guidelines, the FMC Technologies Commitment to Ethics outlines the ethical principles that should guide us in our daily work. It defines FMC Technologies’ policies in a number of important areas – such as employee and management responsibilities, relationships with our customers and suppliers and others, conflicts of interest, our prohibition against bribes or other improper payments, antitrust and other competition laws, trade secrets, government investigations, records management, employee relations, safe workplace, U.S. government procurement, Internet and Intranet use, health, safety and environmental laws and the laws and regulations concerning trading of securities, political activities and transnational business.