Our Compliance Program

We're vigilant about compliance.

Our mandatory compliance program prepares associates to meet the Company’s high workplace expectations. The program includes online trainings, special events and policies to educate associates on the importance of understanding company policies and all applicable laws affecting our business. The following topics are included in our compliance program:

  • Harassment-free workplaces 
  • Handling material information appropriately to avoid insider trading 
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest 
  • Appropriate use of technology
  • Transparent and accurate financial reporting
  • Antitrust considerations 
  • Anti-bribery, and how to work responsibly with third parties
  • Safety and environmental trainings 

Our associates are trained to seek out guidance if they become involved or aware of a situation that is not clear. They understand the importance of reporting possible wrong-doing and ethical misconduct, and can bring those concerns to their manager, a human resources representative or the Fortune Brands legal department or compliance committee. Associates can also relate concerns through the Company’s confidential compliance help line, operated by a third party. The Company investigates any reports of ethical violation, and follows a strict “no retaliation” policy for reports made in good faith. For more information, please view our Whistleblower Policy and Procedures.