Our Expectations of Others

Fighting Discrimination, Embracing Diversity, Promoting Equality

At Hiscox, our values have always been the barometer by which we hold ourselves and each other accountable. Our values guide the way we behave, for the good of ourselves and the good of our customers, business partners and investors. Hiscox conducts business with high ethical standards, operating in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements. It is our expectation that our partners do the same.

Our partners should share in our commitment to upholding the following operating principles. Your organization:

  • Refuses to engage in or tolerate any forms of unlawful discrimination or harassment and complies with all applicable laws, regulations and rules concerning discrimination in hiring and other employment practices.
  • Values and embraces diversity in all aspects of your business and respects others without unfair treatment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
  • Provides an inclusive and supportive working environment, where your employees can thrive based on merit and individual performance.
  • Works to create a diverse and inclusive workplace through training and programs designed to enhance the diversity of the workforce.
  • Engages in consistent, uniform and non-discriminatory enforcement of disciplinary procedures, as appropriate.
  • Supports diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity programs.
  • Does not knowingly support or provide services to any other party that is a known hate-based organization.

Hiscox holds itself to high standards when it comes to fighting and preventing unlawful discrimination, embracing diversity and inclusion and promoting equality. We strongly believe these principles are minimally required and deviations from the above are unacceptable. With the expectation that our customers, business partners and investors share in this commitment, we look forward to your partnership.