The way we do business
We take our corporate governance seriously and comply with the principles of best practice set out in the UK Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council. We’re committed to openness and transparency in everything we do.
Our Code of Business Ethics
Our Code of Business Ethics outlines our minimum expectations for all colleagues, wherever we are based and whichever UPP business we work for.
“At UPP, we are committed to doing the right thing for our university partners, colleagues, shareholders, supply chain partners, the environment and our local communities. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it is important that each of us understands the rules that we must follow and the conduct that is expected of us in order to do a great job and help UPP play a valuable role in society.
Our Code of Business Ethics is designed to help protect us as we go about our work for UPP. It provides a framework which draws together the policies and procedures that guide our conduct with our values and behavioural framework. Wherever we work and whatever our role, the Code is there to help keep us safe and protect the reputation of our business among all our stakeholders.
If you ever have concerns about your own conduct or that of another person, you must speak up straight away and talk to someone, which could be your line manager, members of Compliance or Human Resources or your local senior management team. We want to hear about it. It is essential that we create a supportive environment in which you feel able to raise concerns internally, which in turn will help protect and enhance the reputation of UPP.
I want everyone who works for UPP to be proud of our business and of our achievements for partners and the communities in which we are a part. Knowing our policies, applying good judgement, being honest and speaking up are just some of the ways that we can build pride in UPP and help build a stronger business for the future.”
Group Chief Executive Officer
We are committed to doing the right thing and to promote and maintain the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in the way we operate. Our Anti-Bribery Policy is designed to preserve these values and to limit our exposure to bribery and corrupt practices.
Gifts and Hospitality Policy
Our Gifts and Hospitality Policy sets out the standards that should apply to the acceptance and provision of gifts and hospitality.
Modern Slavery Statement
UPP is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings. Our Modern Slavery Statement sets out the steps that we have taken and continue to take to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place within our business or supply chain.