Governance + Ethics

Broadcom Limited is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and ethics in all of our worldwide operations and locations.
 
To support this goal, Broadcom requires every regular employee and contractor to certify each fiscal year that they have reviewed, understand and agree to abide by the policies and guidelines set forth by the company.
 
GOVERNANCE
 
EMPLOYEE EDUCATION
 
Broadcom currently achieves over 96 percent completion rate across all employees and contractors at all locations worldwide. Below are brief descriptions of required online classes:
  • Code of Ethics and Business Conduct: Designed to help employees act according to the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct, this course details stakeholders’ responsibility to report any inappropriate behavior and to seek assistance regarding work-related ethical dilemmas.
  • Insider Trading: Helps stakeholders understand Insider Trading and its potential pitfalls, such as massive fines and even jail time, for inadvertent mistakes.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices/Anti-Corruption: Explores the basics of the law, who is affected, and what is required. Video scenarios and practice questions challenge stakeholders to make decisions in compliance with this law and business best practices.
POLICIES
 
Broadcom publishes the following Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and Open Door Policy documents for all employees, partners, vendors and other stakeholders.
 
Broadcom’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and Open Door Policy reflects the business practices and principles of behavior that support our commitment to the UN Global Compact Principle #10 and to industry best practices for responsible corporate citizens.
The policy documents include contact information to report any transgressions to our Compliance Officer. We also provide contact information so a person witnessing any transgressions can report them directly to members of the Audit Committee on the Board of Directors.
 
COMPLIANCE
 
Broadcom maintains a Compliance Hotline, hosted by EthicsPoint (a third party vendor), that is available to those who wish to ask questions about Broadcom policy, seek guidance on specific situations or report violations of the Code.
 
Filing a report can be done using either of the following methods on the Compliance Hotline:
 
SUPPLIERS
 
Broadcom’s suppliers are expected to adhere to the specific requirements with respect to their operations, products and services.
 
Broadcom Limited’s suppliers are expected to adhere to the following requirements with respect to their operations, products and services:
  • Suppliers shall comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws, rules and regulations.
  • Direct material supplier shall comply with Broadcom Limited’s general requirements for restricting or prohibiting certain substances in products manufactured for or delivered to Broadcom Limited.
  • Supplier shall comply with all applicable labor laws, rules and regulations.
  • Supplier shall not employ under-age labor as described in "Minimum Age Convention 138 and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention 182" of the International Labour Organization.
  • Supplier shall not make use of forced or compulsory labor as described in Article 2 in the Forced Labour Convention 29 and Article 1 in the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention 105 of the International Labour Organization.
  • Supplier shall comply with anti-bribery legislation and avoid all forms of corruption.
  • Supplier shall provide equal remuneration and shall respect, within the framework of local laws and established practices, the principles of Article 1 in the "Equal Remuneration Convention 100" and Article 1 in the "Discrimination [Employment and Occupation] Convention 111" of the International Labour Organization.
  • Supplier shall respect, within the framework of local laws and established practices, the principles of Article 2 in the "Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention 87" and Articles 1 and 2 in the "Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention 98" of the International Labour Organization.
  • Supplier shall encourage their suppliers to adhere to similar environmental and social responsibility principles.
  • Supplier shall implement a Conflict Minerals Policy to prohibit the purchase and use of conflict minerals (Tin, Gold, Tantalum and Tungsten from mines in and around Democratic Republic of Congo).