OUR VALUES IN ACTION
Caterpillar's Worldwide Code of Conduct
Our Worldwide Code of Conduct, first published in 1974, defines what we stand for and believe in, documenting the uncompromisingly high ethical standards our company has upheld since its founding in 1925. This web site helps Caterpillar employees put the values and principles expressed in our Code of Conduct into action every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors and actions that support our values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Commitment.
Our Worldwide Code of Conduct was most recently updated in July 2010 in connection with our Vision 2020 strategy update. The updates to the Code of Conduct included adding references to interactions with our distributors and listing certain laws with which we comply in our worldwide activities. We also noted each employee's personal responsibility to enhance stockholder value and the responsibility of leaders to set an example and "live by the code."
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