Corporate Responsibility

LexisNexis and its employees worldwide care deeply about adhering to the highest standards of behaviour so that customers, suppliers and the global community continue to recognise us as an open, honest and principled organisation.

Dedicated to corporate responsibility, LexisNexis works collaboratively to improve the lives of others in our local and global communities, to champion ethical corporate behaviour and business practices, to minimise the company's environmental footprint and to provide a positive workplace environment.

In the Community

Corporate Governance

Values

LexisNexis actively promotes and annually appraises every employee against our values: Customer Focus, Valuing Our People, Passion for Winning, Innovation and Boundarylessness:

Innovation means we welcome and drive change. In challenging the status quo, we encourage our people to be entrepreneurial and to learn from mistakes. We constantly look for new ideas and value 'out-of-the-box' thinking.

Customer Focus means we have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers' expectations. Acting with integrity, we strive to be their indispensable partner.

Passion for Winning means we are determined to be the best in order to outperform our competition. We focus on being a high energy, fast moving, decisive organisation that executes and delivers well and sets aggressive goals. We hold ourselves accountable for outstanding results.

Boundarylessness means we embrace the global nature of our business and encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy, functions and geography. We seek to break down barriers between organisations and encourage our people to support one another, and develop positive partnerships with customers and suppliers.

Valuing Our People means we put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. We recognise and reward achievement and empower staff at all levels to maximise their potential and contribution within a work environment based on respect and open and honest communication.

We monitor the progress of each division in embedding the values in its processes. Senior executives are assessed on their values leadership and all employees are evaluated on how well they are living the values as part of the annual Personal Development Plan process.

LexisNexis Business Ethics

The LexisNexis code of ethics, disseminated to every employee, guides the way we achieve business goals and encourages open and ethical behaviour. It covers key topics such as:

  • Acceptance of gifts and entertainment
  • Company political involvement Safety
  • Human rights
  • Political contributions
  • Whistleblower protections

Compliance with the LexisNexis code of ethics is part of the personal development plan of every employee. Code breaches are subject to swift disciplinary action, up to and including termination of contract.

 

Local Reporting Requirements

Within the Workplace
 

People

LexisNexis is committed to helping our employees succeed both professionally and personally. We offer a comprehensive benefits programme and a wide range of professional development programmes.

The LexisNexis Group employs about 15,000 people in more than 20 countries who serve customers in more than 100 countries. Our employees work across functions and across geographies and cultures to build solutions, products and services that help LexisNexis customers make critical decisions confidently. Every day, all around the world, our people work together as one team - a unified network of local professionals, who share a passion for solving problems, realising results and pushing the boundaries of what knowledge can do.

At LexisNexis, we believe we have a corporate responsibility to enhance the quality of life in communities where our employees live and work. We act on this responsibility through our LexisNexis® Cares programme.

Diversity

As a global organisation, we value people of all ages, cultures, races, religions, nationalities and ethnicities regardless of gender or sexual orientation. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and strive to create a work environment that respects individuals and their contributions, and fosters innovation.

Diversity of people and ideas creates strength for our business and customers. We are passionate about attracting, retaining and developing the most talented and skilled individuals, regardless of background. We encourage our people to work across functions, geographies and cultures as one company.

 

Learn more about LexisNexis’ Diversity initiatives in the UK.

Health and Safety

"Valuing our people" is a LexisNexis core value evident in our approach to workforce health and safety issues. Rather than viewed as a compliance burden, health and safety is seen as essential to the welfare and productivity of our people. The importance of employee health and safety is addressed in the Reed Elsevier Code of Ethics, to which all LexisNexis employees are subject. This commits us to provide a safe workplace for all employees.

The Code states that, "...in addition, there are laws and regulations that impose responsibility on Reed Elsevier to safeguard against safety and health hazards."

Communication on health and safety issues is part of this commitment. We consult with employees globally on health and safety issues through staff and work councils and we have established a Health and Safety Champions network to discuss policies and best practices.

For the Environment

  • We increase energy, water and waste efficiency through investments in new and upgraded technology and mechanical equipment.
  • We promote the reuse of materials. For example, in partnership with the charity Green Standards, LexisNexis retrofits old IT and other equipment for educational purposes.
  • We offer an Alternate Work Solutions programme that earned LexisNexis a spot on the 2006 "Best Workplaces for Commuters" list —sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • We recycle approximately 288,000 pounds of postconsumer paper annually.
  • We improve our environmental reporting by gathering more robust data and engaging Ernst & Young to review it.
  • LexisNexis is striving to reduce energy and water consumption by 10% in 2008 on a 2003 baseline; transportation emissions by 2% in 2009 on a 2004 baseline; 50% of waste recycled in the UK by 2009; and, a 10% reduction in total CO! emissions by 2010 on a 2003 baseline.

In the Marketplace

Committed to Customer Success

LexisNexis is a leading global provider of information and services solutions to professionals in a variety of areas, including: legal, corporate, government, law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic, and risk and compliance assessment.

We have built our brand from a foundation of reliable, accurate and timely information. Through the integration of premium information sources and technology, LexisNexis helps customers in over 100 countries make confident business decisions. Across the globe, our customers have access to five billion searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources.

We are utilising our 30 years of expertise, the innovative culture of our employees and our understanding of our customer's challenges to provide workflow solutions. Our customers in law firms, tax and accounting firms and other corporations can now complete their research and tasks like managing outside counsel, assessing customer risk, manage the entire litigation process and growing their business through solutions from LexisNexis.

We also understand that giving back to our customers and to the market in which we operate are critical to our success. Our customers have helped built our brand and we are committed to helping our customers meet their business goal.

In order to do so, we expect high quality and integrity from our suppliers.

Commitment to Our Customers

LexisNexis is committed to helping our customers meet their business goals. We are committed to listening and offering solutions that help our customers win in their own marketplace. We provide exceptional customer support for all our products and services.

 

Socially Responsible Supplier Network

LexisNexis is committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility in every aspect of our business and in every corner of the world. At a minimum, we require that all LexisNexis suppliers meet the standards expressed in our Supplier Code of Conduct.