Business Conduct

Ethics and Governance

As a leader in the financial services industry, we take seriously our obligation to customers and our global communities to conduct business in a legal and ethical manner.

Read our complete Global Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (PDF: 1.79 MB).

Our company does not tolerate, and takes aggressive action against, unethical conduct or fraud whether perpetrated by employees, customers, vendors, those who sell our products or others. In accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, it is our responsibility to take appropriate action when these situations occur.

Learn more about our policy on reporting unethical or fraudulent activity.

Our Board and management believe it is in the best interests of the company to be active in the legislative and election processes, consistent with the highest ethical standards of corporate governance practices and all applicable laws.

Read about our political activity policies.

Ensuring The Principal® is governed well through effective, independent oversight of management and company operations has been an important part of our heritage and our success.

Review our Corporate Governance practices.

Supplier Diversity

The Principal seeks business partners who can help improve our competitive edge in the global marketplace. We look for suppliers with a reputation for the same core values which are the basis for our company’s success: quality, customer service, strength and integrity.

We welcome minority and women-owned businesses to be considered as a supplier for The Principal.

See if you meet the requirements to be considered a supplier for the Principal Financial Group.

Environmental Policy

The Principal Financial Group® takes its responsibility to support our natural environment seriously.

Our concern for the environment is an extension of our core value of integrity. As such, it is our mission to reduce our company’s overall environmental impact by reducing our carbon footprint, ensuring efficient use of water and energy, implementing comprehensive recycling and waste management programs, and engaging our employees and supply chain through environmental awareness initiatives.

Read our complete environmental policy (PDF).

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