Code of Business Conduct
Our Code of Business Conduct (Our Code) (PDF 2.6MB) is our guide to doing the right thing. It clearly explains what we expect from anyone who works for, or on behalf of, Orica. It gives us all a shared understanding of how we will conduct ourselves as we work together to deliver on the purpose, strategy and values in Our Charter.
As the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, we operate in a complex global environment. It is critical that we all work consistently to the highest standards of professional conduct and comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
Refreshed in 2018, Our Code is now more than a compliance document; it closely aligns to Our Values and is as much about creating a workplace culture where those Values are lived, as it is about managing the risk to Orica.
We encourage everyone to speak up about things they think are wrong or if they see behaviours or actions that don’t reflect Our Code. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can raise concerns freely, without fear of reprisal or intimidation, and that any concerns are dealt with fairly, thoroughly, confidentially and in a timely manner. We encourage our people to start with a conversation, phone call or email with their manager or to use our Speak-Up Service. This is an independent, confidential service hosted by Navex Global using their EthicsPoint system. It is available in most languages, day or night, every day of the year. In most cases there is no restriction on the information that can be reported or the ability to report anonymously.
Our Board, Leadership Team and I are deeply committed to Our Code. Together with Our Charter, it will guide us and Orica to success, today and into the future.
Managing Director and CEO
Business Conduct Committee
The Business Conduct Committee is a management committee established to oversee the promotion of Our Values in our workplace culture to ensure continued business success. The Committee also assists the Board Audit and Risk Committee in the effective discharge of its responsibilities in relation to these matters. This includes reporting to the Board Audit and Risk Committee and taking reasonable steps in its oversight of:
- development of policies (including the Orica Code of Business Conduct), standards and procedures on conduct, ethics and compliance matters, and their implementation and effectiveness
- the adequacy and performance of the business conduct program, systems and procedures in supporting people to raise concerns confidentially and securely, and the adequacy of investigations into those concerns.
The Terms of Reference of the Business Conduct Committee can be accessed here.