Our foundation is built on our values and trust, which distinguish us and guide our actions

We conduct our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We respect the law, support universal human rights, protect the environment and benefit the communities where we work.


We have an unwavering commitment to being a good partner focused on building productive, collaborative, trusting and beneficial relationships
with governments, other companies, our customers, our communities and each other.


We trust, respect and support each other, and we strive to earn the trust of our colleagues and partners.


We are honest with others and ourselves. We meet the highest ethical standards in all business dealings. We do what we say we will do. We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our work and our actions.

High Performance

We are committed to excellence in everything we do, and we strive to continually improve. We are passionate about achieving results that exceed
expectations — our own and those of others. We drive for results with energy and a sense of urgency.


We seek new opportunities and out-of-the-ordinary solutions. We use our creativity to find unexpected and practical ways to solve problems. Our experience, technology and perseverance enable us to overcome challenges and deliver value.

Protecting People and the Environment

We place the highest priority on the health and safety of our workforce and protection of our assets and the environment. We aim to be admired for world-class performance through disciplined application of our Operational Excellence Management System.

Business Conduct and Ethics Code

Our Business Conduct and Ethics Code is built on our core values and highlights the principles that guide our business conduct. It provides questions and answers for situations that you might encounter on the job and lists resources for help or further information. However, the Code cannot address every possible workplace situation or list all of KCRC’s corporate policies and procedures. Use it for guidance about our ethical standards and where to take your questions or concerns.

When each of us follows the Code, we communicate our commitment to the values that have made KCRC admired both as a business partner and as a valued citizen of the global community. It is important to note, however, that violations of the Code, or the policies referred to in the Code, could result in discipline, including termination of employment or criminal prosecution or both.

Antibribery, International Trade and Antiboycott Laws

Wherever KCRC operates, we must respect and conform to each country’s unique customs and business practices. Above all, we must follow its laws and regulations. When business transactions involve more than one country, we must find the best way to comply with all applicable laws. Whenever a possible conflict of laws situation arises, we should always seek guidance from our organization’s legal counsel. Bribery Is Always Prohibited. Bribery of any government official in any country is strictly against KCRC policy, even if the refusal to make such a payment would result in the Company losing a business opportunity.
Almost every country prohibits the bribery of its own officials. In addition, many countries have antibribery/anticorruption laws that make it illegal to bribe officials of other countries. In the United States, that law is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Employees with duties that involve transactions or travel outside of the United States must familiarize themselves with this law.
Management approval is required before any gift or payment can be made to a government or public official. In some cases, the gift or payment must also be approved by your compliance coordinator or Corporate Compliance.
KCRC employees and contractors are prohibited from making payments or providing anything of value to government officials with the intent to improperly influence the performance of their official duties or gain any other improper advantage. KCRC requires that internal controls be in place and functioning and that accurate and complete transaction records be kept within the Company. Our standard language for procurement contracts includes a requirement for our suppliers and contractors to comply with all applicable laws and keep accurate books and records.
Where appropriate, our procurement contracts contain specific antibribery commitments.

Complying With International Trade Laws

Laws that apply to KCRC’s operations outside the United States include the local laws of countries where our operations occur as well as certain U.S. laws that govern international operations of U.S. companies and U.S. persons. Many countries have laws that restrict or otherwise require licensing for the export or import of certain goods and services to other countries and to certain parties. Countries may also impose various kinds of trade sanctions or embargoes against other countries or persons.
The scope of these trade sanctions or trade embargoes may vary widely from country to country. They may range from specific prohibitions on trade in a specific commodity to a total prohibition of all commercial transactions. Due to the complexities of these international trade laws, we must seek guidance from KCRC’s legal counsel before exporting or importing goods or services or engaging in transactions that might be affected by trade sanctions.
Understanding Antiboycott Laws
Some countries have adopted laws prohibiting their people and businesses from participating in or cooperating with international trade embargoes or sanctions that have been imposed by other countries. Any employee receiving a request of this sort should inform KCRC legal counsel immediately.