Policies and guidelines Significant policies and guidelines in the Group concern financial control, communication issues, insider trading issues, the Group’s brands, environmental issues, business ethics and export control. ASSA ABLOY’s financial policy and accounting manual provide the framework for financial control and monitoring. The Group’s communication policy aims to ensure that essential information is provided at the right time and in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. ASSA ABLOY has adopted an insider trading policy to complement applicable Swedish insider trading legislation. This policy applies to all persons reported to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority as holding an insider position in ASSA ABLOY AB (including subsidiaries) as well as certain other categories of employees. Brand guidelines aim to protect and develop the major assets that the Group’s brands represent. ASSA ABLOY Group has adopted a Code of Conduct that applies to the whole Group. The Code, which is based on a set of internationally accepted conventions, defines the values and guidelines that should apply within the Group with regard to the environment, health and safety, business ethics, working conditions, human rights and social responsibility. Application of the Code of Conduct in the Group’s different units is monitored regularly to ensure compliance and relevance. ASSA ABLOY has also adopted an anti-corruption policy and an export control policy that apply to the whole Group.