Ethics and Compliance

Ashland is committed to conducting its business with the highest standards and integrity, as well as in accordance with laws, regulations and company policy. The Global Code of Conduct booklet is the foundation of Ashland’s comprehensive compliance program.

The booklet has been translated into 11 languages and underscores Ashland’s commitment to the law and high ethical standards. The board of directors has designated the general counsel as Ashland’s chief compliance officer and chair of the Ethics and Compliance Committee to oversee the ethics and compliance program.

All Ashland employees worldwide are required to complete annual training on the legal and ethical standards presented in the Global Code of Conduct. Annual training is provided for all employees either through online training modules or through instructor-led training sessions by the Law Department. The online modules are available in multiple languages.

Specific corporate policies and procedures also support the Global Code of Conduct and are accessible through the employee intranet.


Ashland has established an open reporting system to allow our employees to report on EH&S, security and compliance-related concerns, but also for emergency and non-emergency response. 1-800-ASHLAND phone numbers are available on Ashland’s internal intranet website and external website ( so that anyone, including our customers and suppliers, can report issues of concern and seek advice and assistance.

Global Code of Conduct

The cornerstone of Ashland's compliance program is our Global Code of Conduct. To download the booklet in PDF format, visit: