Our purpose and values

Our purpose

Glencore’s purpose is to responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life.

We do so through our strategy of sustainably growing total shareholder returns while maintaining a strong investment grade rating and acting as a responsible operator.

We fulfil our purpose and deliver on our strategy in a manner that reflects our values of safety, integrity, responsibility, openness, simplicity and entrepreneurialism.

Our values

Our values reflect our purpose, our priorities and the beliefs by which we conduct ourselves and carry out our business activities. They define what it means to work at Glencore, regardless of location or role.

They are the fundamental basis of our sustainability management system along with our Code of Conduct and our Group policies.

We never compromise on safety. We look out for one another and stop work if it's not safe.
We have the courage to do what's right, even when it’s hard. We do what we say and treat each other fairly and with respect.
We take responsibility for our actions. We talk and listen to others to understand what they expect from us. We work to improve our commercial, social and environmental performance.
We're honest and straightforward when we communicate. We push ourselves to improve by sharing information and encouraging dialogue and feedback.
We work efficiently and focus on what’s important. We avoid unnecessary complexity and look for simple, pragmatic solutions.
We encourage new ideas and quickly adapt to change. We're always looking for new opportunities to create value and find better and safer ways of working.

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