Intel Security

Intel Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Uncompromising integrity and professionalism are the cornerstones of Intel’s business. In all that we do, Intel supports and upholds a set of core values and principles. These values and principles form the foundation of good corporate citizenship and frame Intel’s relationships with customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, and local communities. Through our adherence to ethical business practices, and through timely, accurate, and consistent financial reporting, we continually enhance our value and maintain industry leadership in all aspects of corporate governance.

Our success is dependent on the willingness of each individual to act in accordance with these enduring values and principles. We must remember that misconduct by only a few can seriously discredit Intel, harm our reputation, and reflects poorly on all of us. No success is worth the expense of compromising ethical behavior.

Our Code of Conduct sets the standard for how we work together to develop and deliver product, how we protect the value of Intel and its subsidiaries and how we work with customers, suppliers, and others.

The Code affirms our Five Principles of Conduct:

  • Conduct business with honesty and integrity
  • Follow the letter and spirit of the law
  • Treat each other fairly
  • Act in the best interests of Intel and avoid conflicts of interest
  • Protect the company’s assets and reputation

The Intel Ethics Program Office promotes these five principles and assists our employees in making ethical decisions. This office offers a 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline for employees, customers, distributors, resellers, and suppliers to ask questions, request guidance, or report a concern.

If you have an ethics or compliance concern about Intel or its subsidiaries, you are encouraged to report your concern to Intel as soon as possible.

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  • Expertise: We have a deep mastery of digital security and we never stop building and improving our expertise.
  • Partnership: We have a true sense of teamwork and partnership across functions and with channel partners and customers, developing collaborative solutions that offer tangible benefits.
  • Integrity: We’re in the business of protecting data from the unscrupulous, performing to the highest standards of ethics and responsibility.
  • Results: We have definitive goals with definitive outcomes, always striving for higher performance and never losing focus.
  • Courage: Being always ready is a requirement for courageous leadership across our business. We’re never intimidated by the audacious challenges we face every day.

Anti-Corruption Policy

As a matter of policy, all Intel employees and third parties that perform services for Intel are expected to comply with the following anti-corruption initiatives:

  • The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits offering a bribe, directly or indirectly, to a non-U.S. government official or a family member of a non-U.S. government official in order to obtain or retain business or to otherwise secure an improper advantage over a competitor.
  • The U.K. Bribery Act, which creates four offenses: giving, promising, or offering a bribe; requesting, agreeing to receive, or accepting a bribe; bribing a foreign public official; and corporate failure to prevent bribery.
  • The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

Anti-Corruption Training
Intel employees with significant involvement in sales transactions and/or maintaining accurate books and records, as well as designated third parties, are required to take Intel’s online anti-corruption training course on a periodic basis.

Violations of the policy may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment or the existing business relationship with Intel. Suspected violations can be submitted through the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Portal.

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