Code of Business Conduct

Hexcel Code of Business Conduct
Código de Conducta Empresarial
Code de conduite professionnelle d’Hexcel
Verhaltenskodex von Hexcel

At Hexcel, we believe that our good name and reputation are fundamental to the continued success of our business. The Hexcel Code of Business Conduct sets forth policies and procedures that help us to live Hexcel’s Values. It provides guidance to officers, directors and employees who are faced with ethical issues and policy-based questions. 

Every Hexcel employee is charged with the responsibility for acting in accordance with, and making a personal commitment to, the Code and Hexcel’s other policies. We expect all employees to lead by example and to report incidents of suspected unethical or unlawful conduct. To help our employees achieve Hexcel’s high standards, we provide every employee a copy of the Code when they join Hexcel; the Code is available in every major language spoken by our employees.

To ensure that our employees understand how to employ the Code, we provide regular training on a variety of Code subjects. We also annually require of our eligible managers to certify that they are in compliance with the Code, and we provide training to employees on topics relevant to their jobs such as workplace harassment, antitrust, anti-bribery, export, health, safety and the environment as well as other laws affecting our global business.

Sometimes, even the best training is not enough, so employees are also encouraged to seek guidance when they have questions or concerns regarding the Code. They are also required to report any violation or suspected violation. Hexcel provides multiple avenues for employees to do so.

  • First, employees are encouraged to discuss the situation with their supervisor or the next highest level of supervision.
  • Second, employees can contact their local Human Resources representative or a member of the Law Department.
  • Third, employees may use Hexcel’s confidential, toll-free SafeTalk Help Line. The Hexcel SafeTalk Help Line, which is managed by an independent service provider not related to Hexcel, is free of charge to users and is confidential. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be used by all employees, regardless of where they live or what language they speak. All Hexcel SafeTalk Help Line reports and calls are reviewed and responded to in a timely manner. The SafeTalk Help Line is accessible via phone, the internet or via mobile phone using a QR code.

Any amendment to the Code of Business Conduct (other than technical, administrative or non-substantive amendments), or any waiver of a provision of the Code that applies to Hexcel’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Corporate Controller, will be promptly disclosed in this Corporate Governance section of our website.