We are committed to being a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism – doing the right thing is one of our core values. In terms of governance, this means embedding ethical behaviour and integrity within our culture.
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Our values drive everything we do in the business. They help unite us as a company. They inspire us. They help us attract new talent. They empower our culture.
Our culture defines how we interact with all of our stakeholders – clients, shareholders, regulators, employees and contractors, suppliers, communities, charities and the environment. It is the interests of these stakeholders that shape our decision making and business model. Key to our ongoing ability to achieve our goals is maintaining high standards of business ethics.
We believe high standards of business ethics and a consistent approach not only add value to our operations, but enhance our reputation. Selecting the right people initially and supporting them subsequently are essential.
All XPS employees have access to our Business Code of Ethics, which outlines the principles and values all are expected to adhere to. All employees complete an annual programme of mandatory training, covering topics such as financial crime, bribery and corruption, insider trading, modern slavery, data protection and cyber security. We also have an anti-bribery and corruption policy, supported by a whistleblowing process and a zero tolerance for any activities or behaviours that are not in line with our values.
We operate to a high standard of corporate governance centred around strong engagement with all stakeholders. We comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018.
Where we see fit and where we can, we look to lead by example and raise standards further – because that is the right thing to do.