Penguin Random House is committed to corporate responsibility and ethical behavior toward its employees, customers, business partners and government agencies. Our ethical and values-driven approach is critical to Penguin Random House’s business model and derives from its parent company, Bertelsmann.

Compliance at Bertelsmann

Everything you need to know about compliance at Bertelsmann, and the Group’s Integrity & Compliance Program can be found here.

Code of Conduct

The Bertelsmann Code of Conduct is a binding guideline for legally compliant and responsible conduct for everyone at Penguin Random House and Bertelsmann. It outlines mandatory minimum requirements for responsible behavior toward business partners, the public, as well as for employees within the company.

Speak Up – How Do I Report a Concern?

Speak-up channels serve to make serious concerns known, such as violations of laws or regulations, or harassment. At Penguin Random House, employees, business partners, and third parties always have the opportunity to ask for advice and discuss a concern about potential misconduct. When investigating reports of misconduct, the rights of everyone involved are protected and decisions on disciplinary measures are made fairly, appropriately, confidentially, and transparently.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The Bertelsmann Supplier Code of Conduct requires all Bertelsmann business partners who act for, together with or on behalf of the company to observe minimum legally compliant standards. Bertelsmann requires its business partners to in turn pass on these minimum requirements along their own value chain to any third parties employed by them (subcontractors, etc.) who may work for Bertelsmann and require them to also comply with these standards.