Code of Ethics

The Reed Elsevier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct guides people within the company on how we can achieve our business goals in a way that is open, honest, ethical and principled.

The Code incorporates the provisions of the UN Global Compact, to which Reed Elsevier is a signatory. 

We have introduced an online training course on our Code for all employees. We’ve also established a confidential phone line for employees to report violations of the Code and other ethical concerns they might have. 

Download Code of Ethics 


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Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - English
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Chinese (Simplified)
 Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Dutch
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - French
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - German
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Italian
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Japanese 
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Korean
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Polish
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Portuguese
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Russian
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Spanish (Castilian)
Code of Ethics and Business Conduct - Spanish (Latin America)
Code of Ethics for Senior Officers
 Reed Elsevier Supplier Code of Conduct (Access and electronically sign the Reed Elsevier Supplier Code of Conduct via DocuSign here. If you are the signatory for your company, you’ll provide your name and email address. The document will open for you to select a language, read, and electronically sign.  Once signed, a copy is automatically sent to you and Reed Elsevier via email.)