Sotheby’s Ethics

Éthique Sotheby’s
The Sotheby’s® ethical principles are as hereafter

The Sotheby’s® ethical principles are as hereafter

  • To encourage a working environment in which the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is recognized, highlighted and illustrated by all employees.
  • To be honest and just, respecting the ethical standards of Sotheby's® in all business activities and relationships with clients.
  • To respect the rules and regulations determining Sotheby's® professional conduct across the globe.
  • To avoid conflict between
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Sotheby's responsibility for internal policies and procedures

Sotheby's responsibility for internal policies and procedures

Numerous laws, rules and regulations apply to Sotheby's® across the globe. A significant challenge for employees who must understand how these laws, rules and regulations apply to our business activities. We are bound to obey all laws, rules and regulations determining our business conduct.

In the case of uncertainty regarding these laws, rules and regulations, advice and guidance must be obtained from management, legal or...
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Protection of confidential data

Protection of confidential data

Theft, negligence and wastage have a direct impact on the activities of Sotheby's®. We must protect company assets and ensure their efficient use. All company assets must be used to achieve legitimate sales or authorized ancillary aims.
Insider trading

If we are in possession of material information unknown to the general public regarding Sotheby's® (or any other company with whom we work), it is prohibited...
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Management responsibilities

Management responsibilities

By the nature of their position and their opportunities, administrators, managers and directors have more responsibilities than other employees regarding the implementation of this Code of Ethics, as well as all company policy.

Administrators, managers and directors must:

- Follow to the letter the rules, policies and internal Sotheby’s® procedures and manage while providing a positive example.
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