Valvoline employees conduct business by following core values of safety and health, environmental stewardship, ethical behavior and respect for people. These core values guide our actions and influence company policies and programs. They are described in the Valvoline Code of Business Conduct which sets the expectations for every employee about how we operate our businesses, work with customers, suppliers and other business partners, serve our shareholders, and interact with our communities and with each other. The Code serves as a resource guide to help all employees make decisions that reflect Valvoline’s core values.

Operate with zero incidents.

We believe that all injuries, occupational illnesses and incidents are preventable, and we are committed to operating with a zero-incident culture. Our culture engages all employees and promotes off-the-job-safety for our employees and their families. We design, build and operate our facilities to be safe and secure.

The Valvoline Code of Conduct includes a comprehensive description of our policy and approach to a wide range of issues including: equal opportunity, non-discrimination, human rights, training, safety health, ethics and compliance. Through targeted regular training and certifications, we work to ensure all our employees understand our core values and the Valvoline Code of Conduct.

A high level description our management approach to certain social matters is provided below.

Equal opportunity
Valvoline is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation or veteran status. Harassment of any type is not tolerated.

Human Rights
Valvoline has a strong commitment to the protection and advancements of human rights wherever we operate. Our human rights commitment is based upon our core values of safety and health, environmental stewardship, ethical behavior and respect for people.

Respect
Respect for people is one of our core values. It means inspiring participation, ensuring fairness, and dignity, and creating an atmosphere of openness, engagement, active listening and trust. It is about embracing and appreciating people for their unique background and thinking, experience, knowledge, skills, needs and ability.

Career Training and Development
Valvoline is committed to developing and deploying innovative talent management processes and systems. These processes and systems anticipate and meet the needs of our workforce in a way that unleashes the potential of our people. We offer a diverse set of training, education and development opportunities for our people both informally and formally throughout the year.

Highest Ethical Behavior
The Valvoline Code of Conduct consolidates all company policies with respect to business ethics and conflicts of interest for Valvoline and joint venture arrangements in which we have a majority interest or operating responsibility. These policies require that each employee conduct the company’s business with integrity, in compliance with applicable laws, and in a manner that excludes consideration of personal advantage.