Business ethics

We operate a responsible business

We adhere to the highest standards of business ethics

At Dun & Bradstreet, we know that business is not just about following local laws and regulations, but also about upholding well-established and widely accepted agreements on human rights and ethical standards. We see it as vital, considering the trust that our clients place in us, that we adhere to the highest standards of business ethics and operate a responsible business.
Privacy and copyright

Privacy and copyright

Transparency requires clear guidelines

Dun & Bradstreet works to promote a transparent information society and is confident that the right information increases efficiency in society and creates opportunities for business. At the same time, it is of the utmost importance, and one of the cornerstones of freedom of information, to safeguard privacy and information security. We act in accordance with the following principles:

  • We always weigh public interest against the privacy needs of the individual or company.
  • We ensure, as far as possible, that the information we provide is up to date, accurate and relevant.
  • We work continuously to ensure that we do not disseminate information to individuals and groups that do not act in accordance with our principles.
  • We do not let short-term financial interests overshadow our respect for the individual's right to privacy.
  • We evaluate and respond to reactions and opinions directed at how we handle issues of privacy.
  • We always carefully protect information from theft and misuse.
Corruption, bribes and gifts

Corruption, bribes and gifts

Zero tolerance and preventative measures

Dun & Bradstreet has a zero tolerance policy against all forms of corruption and works actively to ensure that they do not occur within the company.

  • Corruption refers to the misuse of a position of trust for the benefit of oneself or the company, for example through the use of bribes.
  • Offering, promising or giving a bribe is strictly prohibited, as is requesting, accepting a promise for, or receiving a bribe.
  • A bribe is a gift or other benefit that could influence another person, as part of their employment or duties, to give undue advantage to the person providing the bribe.
  • Corruption also includes extortion, favoritism, nepotism, fraud, conflict of interest and misappropriation.
  • Other abuses of power, negligence and mismanagement can also be viewed as corruption.
Competition and antitrust

Competition and antitrust

Business ethics and responsibility

We strive to increase our market share and win the loyalty of our customers, but we never compromise on business ethics and responsibility. Dun & Bradstreet complies with antitrust and competition legislation in the markets we operate in.
Dun & Bradstreet does not make anti-competitive agreements.

  • We use honest methods when we do business with clients, suppliers and other partners.
  • We cooperate with competition authorities.
  • We ensure that our employees are familiar with competition legislation and policies.

Our employees work in the company's best interest and avoid any action which could be construed as favoring companies, organizations, individuals or other stakeholders at Dun & Bradstreet's expense.

  • Our employees avoid all types of activities that are in violation of the company's interests or adversely affect their discretion or integrity.
  • Dun & Bradstreet has no political affiliations and company funds are not used to support political campaigns or for other political purposes.
Accounting and financial reporting

Accounting and financial reporting

We comply with applicable laws and regulations

Dun & Bradstreet adheres to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We aim to continuously provide transparent and accurate information in a timely manner. Our accounting complies with applicable laws and regulations and financial information is communicated in accordance with current legislation and other directives.

Dun & Bradstreet employees must not disseminate or misuse confidential information, such as non-public information about Dun & Bradstreet's business activities, strategies, business transactions, business plans or business processes. Where relevant, Dun & Bradstreet requires employees and other people performing work on behalf of Dun & Bradstreet to sign a confidentiality agreement, the validity of which extends beyond the length of the employment or assignment period.