For years, Western Digital has operated under a GCOC that informs all employees of their legal and ethical obligations to the Company, its employees, customers, competitors and suppliers, taking into account varying practices due to cultural differences throughout the world. The standards set forth in the GCOC are supported by more detailed Company policies and procedures, which supplement or implement those standards. These policies and procedures provide clear, specific directions concerning many of the business practices and expectations discussed in the Code.
A copy of the GCOC in the local languages is provided, in hard copy and/or online, to all of our employees. All employees are informed that they are expected to comply with the GCOC and that failure to do so can result in discipline.
Each year, training on the GCOC is provided in English and local languages. In addition, senior members of management and several hundred other key designated employees worldwide are required to complete an online questionnaire certifying that they have complied with the provisions of the GCOC. This certification process is required by the Audit Committee and is managed by the Chief Compliance Officer.
A copy of the Global Code of Conduct can be accessed by clicking here.