Business ethics and sustainability

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics guides us in our daily work. It covers key topics including conflict of interests, gifts and entertainment, international transactions, discrimination and harassment, safety and environment. The code is accessible on our website and our employee intranet site. We share it with all new employees as part of the onboarding process.

Our ethics and compliance program also includes a comprehensive policy addressing anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws as well as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

Code of conduct and ethics
Our Company complies with the highest ethical standards in all business dealings. Ethical behavior constitutes the basis of our relationships with customers, suppliers, regulators and government agencies and also in mutual relations within the company. Ethical principles help to create a work environment conducive to self-respect, loyalty, commitment and non-discrimination.

Report misconduct

Greenbrier intends to observe the highest standards in all its business dealings.

The cornerstone of Greenbrier’s business conduct is honesty in all our dealings – honesty with our customers and suppliers, honesty with competitors and government agencies, and honesty with each other within Greenbrier.

That is why The Greenbrier Companies Inc. have established a system (EthicsPoint) which allows our personnel to report any violations of ethics and other rules provided in Greenbrier’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and our other Policies.

The EthicsPoint system is designed to provide a mechanism for reporting good faith concerns regarding accounting,internal accounting controls and auditing matters or any suspected fraud violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or any other laws and ethical rules, e.g.: mobbing, harassment, discrimination.

These violations can be reported here:

Or by toll-free hotline:

Romania – call:   
Poland – call:0-0-800-1211571
or 0-0-800-111-1111
and then: 866-295-2647
Turkey – call:0811-288-0001
and then: (844) 628-9746

Download Code of conduct and ethics:

Following the implementation of the Whistleblowing Directive (Directive on the protection of people who report breaches of Union law) in Greenbrier Europe, we have established another channel to report irregularities (EY VCO).

The EY VCO system is designed for reporting irregularities that violate or may violate legal provisions in the area of e.g.: public procurement; services, products and financial markets; prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; product safety and compliance; transport safety; environmental protection; radiological protection and nuclear safety; food and feed safety; animal health and welfare; public health; consumer protection; security of networks and information and communication systems; protection of privacy and personal data; competition and state aid rules; corporate taxation.

These violations can be reported here:

FAQ (regarding Whistleblowing):

Supplier code of conduct

We have always set high standards for the way we conduct business and we expect the same commitment from our suppliers. We share with them our Supplier Code of Conduct so that they are aware of our expectations and requirements regarding ethical business dealings. 

Our suppliers must act ethically, with integrity and fully comply with our policies as a condition of doing business with us.

General data protection regulation

We take pride in the fact that enhancing quality is one of our most strategic goals. Quality of our products, of our services, and now quality of the treatment of your personal data.  As we take utmost care to protect your personal data, we want to assure you that all processing of your data will be done in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We ensure that all activities involving the processing of personal data is performed lawfully and transparently. The personal data collected by our Company is used only for the purpose for which the collection took place. We collect only relevant data and we limit our processing activities only to those strictly necessary for reaching the purpose the personal data was collected. We are doing our best efforts to keep the data accurate and up to date and thus we may from time to time request you to update your personal data. 

We process personal data lawfully, either for the performance of a contract, in order to comply with a legal obligation, justified by Company’s legitimate interest or based on your explicit consent. 

All personal data is secured against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, by using appropriate technical and organizational measures. We are also committed to preventing unlawful disclosure of your data by ensuring that all our employees are subject to confidentiality obligations and all transfers of personal data are appropriately secured.