Governance and Ethics
“Our winning mentality isn’t just about doing great things. It’s about doing great things the right way. That’s how we continue to build trust with our customers and protect the valuable asset that is Cognizant.” — Francisco D’Souza, CEO
Forthrightness is absolutely critical to building trust with our stakeholders and protecting our company’s reputation. We consider ethical behavior to be the cornerstone of our long-term business success — which is why we take our governance responsibilities so seriously.
We’re proud to be regarded throughout the industry as a highly principled organization with strong governance policies and practices. To reaffirm our core values and standards of conduct, we live by a formal Code of Ethics that promotes:
- Communicating basic principles of policies, business ethics and legal requirements
- Protecting Cognizant’s reputation and ensuring that all our associates understand the “rules of the game”
- Helping make decisions to ensure our business is conducted honestly, legally, and with high integrity
- Instilling trust and confidence in the minds of our associates, customers, shareholders, vendors and other stakeholders