The Code of Conduct has been adopted to emphasize the values and principles that govern our relationship with each other, our stakeholders and the surrounding world.
The Code applies to all of us, from our Board of Directors to each of our colleagues and consultants worldwide at MIPS, including subsidiaries. Managers and supervisors have a particular responsibility to lead by example and shall ensure the Codes implementation. They make sure people on their team are provided with the training necessary to understand the Code and the policies related to it. However, all employees and consultants also have an individual responsibility to keep themselves continuously informed about the content of this Code.
Suppliers and other business partners are expected to conduct their business in line with the spirit and main principles outlined in the Code. Therefore, they must sign our Code of Conduct for Suppliers in which we outline requirements for our suppliers.
The Code of Conduct is based on international conventions and standards, such as the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) regulations. It is also the basis for all relevant internal policies and rules. It does not include or imply any representations or warranties by MIPS nor does it create or extend any MIPS guarantees or warranties. The Code, including associated policies, are not addressed to any party who may claim that any legal right can be derived from those.
As a company, we are committed to conducting our business with integrity and honesty. It is important for each and every one of us to understand this, to act accordingly and be accountable. Failure to follow the principles outlined in this Code will be taken seriously and could lead to disciplinary action.
We all have an obligation to speak up if we become aware of a behaviour or a situation which is not in line with the Code. Therefore, we urge employees, suppliers or any other external business partner to report any suspected violation against the MIPS’ Code of Conduct. If you would like to raise a concern anonymously, you can use the whistleblowing system.