When we at Optiver do business, we believe in: Doing the right thing and doing it with integrity.
We strive to act with integrity, honesty and mutual respect. Our company is based on these values and we continue to strive daily to live up to them. We do this not because this is easy, we do this because we believe it is the right thing to do. We operate within the boundaries of many different, and sometimes complex and demanding regulatory and legal systems. But whilst we conduct our business in different countries and cultures around the globe, these values of integrity, honesty and mutual respect are universal. Our Optiver Principles on Ethics and Business Conducts represent the highest possible standard we have set for ourselves. We have chosen to act with universal moral values and principles concerning ethics and business conduct.
We all recognise that results are important, however, our Optiver Principles, as established in this document and in our daily work, strengthen both our individual and collective understanding that the way we achieve results should never be in conflict with these principles. It is our ambition to maintain the highest ethical standards in all we do and to take full responsibility for our actions, both on a personal level and as an organisation. Whilst we fully respect the cultures in which we operate and recognise the cultural differences, the Optiver Principles reflect the highest global standards to which we hold ourselves, and each other, accountable. Our work and our actions are essential to building trust in our culture and ethical standards. It is our shared responsibility to protect, nurture and sustain our principles as an integral part of our daily work.