A Code of Business Conduct has been developed to establish business policies and principles for all the directors, officers, and employees (“associates”) of our companies. The Board of Directors and management feel strongly about the ethical and lawful policies with which we operate our business; therefore, this Code has been issued to all VF associates worldwide. These principles are not new since we have followed them throughout the years and will continue to do so.
Our business is conducted on the basis of our beliefs. We believe in treating our associates, our colleagues and all those we serve in the course of doing business with the highest levels of honesty, integrity, consideration and respect. The Code is not an attempt to cover every possible business situation, yet it is an attempt to set forth the basic and general principles to be observed by all VF associates.
Each year we ask that all of our associates be required to read and acknowledge this Code and to familiarize themselves with its contents. We also ask that they give these principles their strong support as they carry out their daily responsibilities.