Doing business with integrity

Fortescue's commitment to doing business with integrity and honesty is built on our values, the professionalism of our employees and a collective responsibility to act with accountability and transparency.


Ethical Conduct

Fortescue operates under a Code of Conduct and Integrity Policy which reflects the values that underpin the behaviour of the entire Fortescue family and our relationship with stakeholders.

The Code defines our commitment to achieving and maintaining our reputation as an employer of choice, an ethical business partner and a good corporate citizen. It is the responsibility of all employees and contractors to ensure they are familiar with the Code, which is easily accessible both in printed and electronic formats.

Speak Up is a confidential channel for employees to report improper conduct that may include incidents of:

  • Harassment;
  • Bullying;
  • Unlawful discrimination;
  • Drug and alcohol use;
  • Other inappropriate conduct or behaviour; or
  • Suspected breach(es) of Fortescue Policies or Procedures.

Find out more about the list of policies that govern Fortescue’s business activities. 

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    Bribery and Corruption

    Bribery and corruption undermines legitimate business activities, distorts competition and exposes Fortescue and our people to significant risks. 

    Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy outlines our zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, encompassing compliance with the laws of every country in which we operate. 

    As part of Fortescue’s ongoing commitment, our compliance program includes:  

    • participation in voluntary anti-corruption initiatives;
    • regular and specialist fraud and corruption risk assessments; 
    • a commitment to sourcing through suppliers that adhere to our standards; 
    • prohibition of the giving and receiving of gifts which go beyond common courtesies associated with general commercial practice;
    • rigorous policies around the provision of political donations; 
    • a process for investigating allegations; and
    • channels for employees and others to confidentially report suspected or actual misconduct or violations of company policy.

    The Whistleblower Hotline is a secure, confidential and independent channel for employees, and others, to disclose conduct relating to Fortescue that involves suspected:

    • Bribery;
    • Corruption;
    • Conflict of Interest;
    • Fraud;
    • Theft;
    • Serious misconduct;
    • Human rights concerns;
    • Dishonesty;
    • Danger to the public or financial system; or
    • An improper state of affairs in relation to Fortescue

    The following reporting options are available:


    • Australia: 1800 976 100
    • Argentina: 0800 666 3065
    • China: 400 120 0518
    • Colombia: 01800 518 9198
    • Ecuador: 1800 001 144
    • Indonesia: 0800 1503233
    • Kazakhstan: +7 (727) 295 0591
    • Papua New Guinea: 0008 61283
    • Singapore: 800 852 3943

    Email: [email protected]

    Post: Deloitte Whistleblower Service, Reply Paid 12628, A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 8006

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    Tax Transparency

    As an Australian company, Fortescue is proud to contribute to the State and nation's economic strength. 

    Our tax payments are an important element of our commitment to ensuring communities benefit from our growth and development, as is our focus on providing training, jobs and business development opportunities.

    Corporate governance and transparency are essential and important elements of Fortescue's reputation and impact our ability to create and deliver value for our shareholders and the broader community. 

    Fortescue operates transparently and in good faith with the Australian Tax Office and seeks to have good working, collaborative relationships with revenue authorities where our business is undertaken.

    We are fully compliant with the prevailing tax laws of all jurisdictions in which we operate and are classified as a compliant and low risk taxpayer by all revenue authorities.

    Our tax contribution disclosures and comprehensive tax governance framework are all available in our Sustainability Report