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. The Code helps Caterpillar employees put our values and principles into action every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors and actions that support our values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.
On February 9, 2015, Caterpillar Inc. approved amendments to its Code of Conduct (the "Code"). The Code applies to the daily activities of employees of Caterpillar Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide and members of its Board of Directors. Caterpillar Inc. amended the Code to elevate Sustainability as a core Value, clarify, update or enhance certain provisions, and improve readability for employees.
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The words in this Code of Conduct define us. Despite our differences -- in geography, culture, language, and business -- we are one Caterpillar, one company united by these common principles and a shared commitment to the highest standards of conduct.Learn More