Code of ethical conduct

Values and ethics

The group’s values are core to its business philosophy and guides the way the group conducts its business practices. A formalised policy details the group’s code of ethical and acceptable conduct in line with the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. This policy, together with the group’s behavioural code and code of conduct, is made available to all employees.

In addition, the group has a written policy regarding the acceptance of gifts from current or prospective suppliers and participation in recreational events sponsored by these suppliers.

The Lewis Group’s Code of Ethics [PDF – 168KB]

Suppliers and supplier contracts

The supplier code of conduct includes the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. This code of conduct is implemented with suppliers as the agreements are renewed.

Supplier Code of Conduct [PDF – 151KB]

Political party support and lobbying activities

The group supports the multi-party democratic process but does not make donations to any political parties in South Africa or elsewhere. The group does not provide corporate resources to political candidates or parties.