Our culture is underpinned by our three core values: Excellence – delivering exceptional outcomes; Integrity – doing what’s right; and Partnership – succeeding together.
Perpetual is committed to conducting business honestly, with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards as set out in Perpetual’s Code of Conduct (Code). The Code applies to all directors, executives and employees and is designed to assist them in making ethical business decisions. It is supplemented by a range of written policies dealing with our obligations to maintain confidentiality of client and company information, avoid conflicts of interest, ensure full and timely disclosure of material, price sensitive information to shareholders and the market, provide a safe workplace for our staff which is free from discrimination and other matters.
As part of Perpetual’s commitment to promoting good corporate conduct and to conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards, bribery and corrupt practices will not be tolerated by Perpetual under any circumstances. Perpetual’s Gifts, Political Donations, Bribery and Corrupt Practices Policy supports Perpetual’s commitment by:
- prohibiting the payment of political donations;
- instituting proper procedures regarding the exchange of gifts
- clearly outlining Perpetual’s zero tolerance for bribery and corruption; and
- including avenues where concerns may be raised.
Perpetual’s Whistleblowing policy is designed to encourage, support and protect individuals who report actual or suspected Misconduct. Misconduct includes a breach of law, conduct inconsistent with our Code of Conduct, fraud, bribery, corrupt practices or unethical behaviour and any behaviour which is detrimental to the interests of Perpetual or its clients.
An independent third party, PKF Integrity Services (PKF Integrity), has been engaged to provide an anonymous hotline to report actual or suspected Misconduct. This service is available to any individual who is, or has been, an employee, director or contractor of Perpetual or an employee of a service provider to Perpetual.