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Intro

MSCI Supplier Code of Conduct

PURPOSE AND GOVERNANCE

MSCI Inc. (including its subsidiaries, “MSCI”) is committed to acting in accordance with its core values and expects its suppliers to exhibit a commitment to similar standards. As a socially and environmentally responsible corporate entity (details can be found at https://www.msci.com/corporate-responsibility), MSCI recognizes the importance of active engagement with, and enhanced knowledge of, its suppliers given their impact on MSCI’s performance, reputation and success.

This Supplier Code of Conduct (hereinafter “Code”) was last updated in June 2021 and:

  • Summarizes MSCI’s principles for sourcing products and services via third party suppliers (hereinafter “Suppliers”);
  • Defines the conduct MSCI expects from its Suppliers; and
  • Sets out MSCI’s values and expectations, including sourcing principles, as well as the labor, human rights, environmental, legal and regulatory compliance principles we expect Suppliers to uphold.

Given the trust, commitment, and mutual dependence underlying Supplier relationships, MSCI expects its Suppliers to live up to both the letter and the spirit of this Code. MSCI expects that Suppliers will actively audit and monitor their processes with respect to this Code. MSCI may request each Supplier to promptly furnish to MSCI a self-assessment evidencing the Supplier’s adherence to the standards and principles of this Code. Supplier compliance with this Code may also be subject to audit by MSCI. MSCI will request that all Suppliers agree to comply with the principles and standards of the Code.

MSCI conducts business worldwide, managing MSCI’s Supplier relationships, including those involving financial market data, technology hardware, software applications, technology services, travel-related services, consultancy, and other services. MSCI provides this Code to new Suppliers, in connection with the contracting and onboarding process, as well as an updated version on at least an annual basis to each Supplier.

MSCI’s Corporate Responsibility Committee oversees this Code and will review and update this Code as necessary. MSCI’s Global Head of Corporate Services and the Global Strategic Sourcing team (“GSS”) are responsible for managing MSCI’s Suppliers' compliance with the Code.


LEGAL COMPLIANCE

GENERAL SOURCING PRINCIPLES

LABOR, WORKPLACE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

ENVIRONMENT

ETHICS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION

STANDARDS

Regulation