We aim to be bold and agile, yet thoughtful and disciplined. Knowing that each of us influences our company’s success, we aspire to make a positive difference in the world – and our Code of Business Ethics is a guide.

We model our behavior against the highest standards. We are all accountable for maintaining our reputation and ensuring a healthy, positive and ethical organizational culture.

This Code reinforces the values and principles of the organization, and our policies provide more specific guidance on the proper way to comply with our standards and to complete many of our tasks. We must know, understand and follow this Code and our polices, with no exceptions.

This Code applies to all of us – employees, officers, directors, contractors, vendors and suppliers. Our managers and our board members annually acknowledge their understanding of this Code and its tenets. Our reputation, culture and values are important to our success; any violations of the Code, or the law, will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Referencing this Code and our policies can often prevent or resolve issues where we may be uncertain. Any lingering concerns or potential violations should be reported to your supervisor, an appropriate Internal Resource identified at the end of this Code, or through integrity.sbdinc.com as outlined at the end of this Code.

Stanley Black & Decker will investigate reports of violations of this Code or corresponding policies, and we strictly prohibit retaliation against anyone who reports a concern in good faith.


Take a look at our Code of Business Ethics.

Ethics at Stanley Black & Decker

Being for those who make the world means we take pride in:

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Providing a secure workplace for our employees.
  • Embracing sustainable practices.
  • Continually improving and learning from each other.
  • Recognizing and rewarding those who exceed expectations.
  • Creating a safe space for expressing individuality and diversity.
  • Advancing Human Rights in the workplace and supply chain.
  • Giving back and sharing with our communities to make a difference.

Ethical behavior is more than just conduct and compliance with law – it is about thoughtful and disciplined decision making and a commitment to integrity. The culture that we have built since 1843 has helped Stanley Black & Decker inspire our communities, lead innovation and grow exponentially without compromising our values.

If you wish to report a concern, please go to integrity.sbdinc.com or refer to Pg. 34-37 of the Code of Business Ethics.