Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct guides us in making ethical decisions consistently as we conduct business globally. It covers compliance with legal regulations, dealing fairly and transparently, avoiding conflicts of interest and reporting ethics violations. 

Select a language below to view our Code of Conduct.

Ethics Hotline

We offer multiple ways for individuals to raise concerns or report suspected violations of our Code, and we educate employees about available escalation channels, including our Ethics Hotline. The Ethics Hotline is operated by an independent, third-party hotline provider and allows individuals to anonymously submit a report (where permitted by law). The Hotline supports multiple languages and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Employees may also report concerns to a manager, Ethics & Compliance, Internal Audit or Human Resources.  

We also maintain a strict anti-retaliation policy, which prohibits retaliation against anyone for raising a concern in good faith. Reports received by the Ethics & Compliance team are thoroughly reviewed and investigated, and reporting individuals are kept apprised of the status. Our Board’s Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees receive a quarterly summary of reports received. 


Annually, we host Code of Conduct training to ensure employees understand and acknowledge their obligations. Additionally, at least every other year, we host a required Respect in the Workplace Training for professional and clerical employees in the U.S., which focuses on fostering a respectful work environment. We also conduct in-person training sessions on ethical leadership, speaking up, conflicts of interest, protecting confidential information and trade compliance. These targeted trainings, delivered to employees whose roles require more focused education in these areas, complement our Code of Conduct training, which is broader in scope. 


Newell Brands has created additional policies to communicate our expectations on specific areas of ethical conduct and business practices in greater detail. We update these policies regularly to remain current with emerging issues and risks. You can visit the links to each policy to learn more: 

Speak Up and Anti-Retaliation Policy 

Vendor Code of Conduct

International Trade Compliance Policy 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Global Ethics & Compliance Program, please contact us at to connect with a member of our Global Ethics & Compliance team.