We Set the Standard
- Antitrust legislation has been enacted to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies, or unfair business practices.
- Avoid engaging in or discussing any of the activities listed in the policy and summarized on the next page that may violate antitrust laws.
- Antitrust laws apply worldwide to our business dealings with competitors, suppliers and customers, and violations can result in civil and sometimes criminal penalties.
Why We Do It
- We value open and fair competition.
- We do not knowingly enter into business arrangements that eliminate or discourage competition or that give us an improper competitive advantage.
Avoid engaging in or discussing any of the activities listed in the policy and summarized below that may violate antitrust laws:
- Price fixing.
- Boycotting suppliers or customers.
- Pricing intended to run a competitor out of business.
- Disparaging, misrepresenting or harassing a competitor.
- Teaming with companies in ways that create less competitive outcomes for customers, including trying to block competitors and prevent market entry.
- Bribery, kickbacks or stealing trade secrets.
- Entering into agreements or understandings with competitors to divide the market in which they compete by allocating bids, contracts, territories or markets and/or restricting the production or sale of products or product lines.
- Conditioning the sale of one product/service on the sale of another product/service.
- Conditioning the sale or purchase of products/services on the requirement that the seller or purchaser not do business with competitors of the Corporation.