Ethics & Integrity

We operate according to Our Values in Action — Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct. The Code defines our values — Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability — which represents what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves with our customers, suppliers, communities, and one another.

It guides our employees, affiliates and board members in living our values each day. Some of the topics that the Code covers include avoiding conflicts of interest, fair competition, anti-bribery, trade compliance, employee performance and development, non-harassment, non-discrimination, personal privacy, supplier expectations and environmental responsibility.

Code of Conduct Training

All Caterpillar employees are annually required to complete Code of Conduct training. As part of this training, employees must certify that they have read, understand and agree to comply with the Code of Conduct. Additional compliance training is also provided to employees based on risks identified in their job roles.

Ethics & Compliance Helpline

We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity and ethical behavior. We promote and respect the rule of law and expect our employees and suppliers to do the same. We encourage individuals to report situations in which they have a good-faith belief that any circumstance or action has violated our Code of Conduct, enterprise policy or applicable law. Those who wish to report a concern can do so confidentially and anonymously through resources maintained by our Office of Business Practices. These resources include:

Caterpillar will not take any action — or tolerate any reprisal — against any party for raising an issue in good faith.

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Learn more about our governance framework, corporate governance initiatives and board composition:

Caterpillar Proxy Statement >

Board Committees > 

Caterpillar Code of Conduct >