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This excerpt taken from the KWR DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2009.

Code of Conduct

 

The Company has a compliance program, the governing documents of which include a Code of Conduct (which is applicable to all of the Company’s directors, executive officers and employees) and a Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers (which is applicable to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Global Controller, Controllers of each of the Company’s majority-owned affiliates, Assistant Global Controller and other individuals performing similar functions designated by the Company’s Board of Directors). The Company’s compliance program embodies the Company’s global principles and practices relating to the ethical conduct of the Company’s business and its long-standing commitment to fairness, honesty, integrity, and full company compliance with all laws affecting the Company’s business. The Code of Conduct and Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers are available at http://www.quakerchem.com by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site. Both are available in print to any shareholder who makes a written request for them to the address set forth in the preceding paragraph.

 

The Company’s compliance program includes a means for employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and other interested parties to submit confidential and anonymous reports of suspected or actual violations of the Company’s Code of Conduct or the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers relating, among other things, to:

 

   

accounting practices, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters and procedures;

   

theft or fraud of any amount;

   

insider trading;

   

performance and execution of contracts;

   

conflicts of interest;

   

violations of securities and antitrust laws; and

   

violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 

Any employee, shareholder or other interested party can call the Quaker Hotline at 1-800-869-9414 or from outside the United States, 1-678-999-4552. The Quaker Hotline is a toll-free telephone line dedicated solely to receiving questions and concerns and directing them to the appropriate authority for action. All calls are answered by an independent third-party service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

The Audit Committee oversees the administration of the Company’s compliance program and is directly responsible for the disposition of all reported violations of the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers and complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or audit matters. In addition, the Audit Committee is responsible for the disposition of all violations of (and approves any waivers to) the Code of Conduct for directors and executive officers and for the disposition of other serious violations of the Code of Conduct. No such waivers were made in 2008. Our Code of Conduct, Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Audit, Compensation/Management

 

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Development and Governance Committee Charters have been posted on and are available free of charge by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site at http://www.quakerchem.com or by written request addressed to Quaker Chemical Corporation, One Quaker Park, 901 Hector Street, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428, Attention: Irene M. Kisleiko, Assistant Secretary.

 


This excerpt taken from the KWR DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2008.

Code of Conduct

 

The Company has a compliance program, the governing documents of which include a Code of Conduct (which is applicable to all of the Company’s directors, executive officers and employees) and a Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers (which is applicable to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Global Controller, Controllers of each of the Company’s majority-owned affiliates, Assistant Global Controller and other individuals performing similar functions designated by the Company’s Board of Directors). The Company’s compliance program embodies the Company’s global principles and practices relating to the ethical conduct of the Company’s business and its long-standing commitment to fairness, honesty, integrity, and full

 

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company compliance with all laws affecting the Company’s business. The Code of Conduct and Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers are available at http://www.quakerchem.com by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site. Both are available in print to any shareholder who requests them.

 

The Company’s compliance program includes a means for employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and other interested parties to submit confidential and anonymous reports of suspected or actual violations of the Company’s Code of Conduct or the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers relating, among other things, to:

 

   

accounting practices, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters and procedures;

   

theft or fraud of any amount;

   

insider trading;

   

performance and execution of contracts;

   

conflicts of interest;

   

violations of securities and antitrust laws; and

   

violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 

Any employee, shareholder or other interested party can call the Quaker Hotline at 1-800-869-9414 or from outside the United States, 1-678-999-4552. The Quaker Hotline is a toll-free telephone line dedicated solely to receiving questions and concerns and directing them to the appropriate authority for action. All calls are answered by an independent third-party service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

The Audit Committee oversees the administration of the Company’s compliance program and is directly responsible for the disposition of all reported violations of the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers and complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or audit matters. In addition, the Audit Committee is responsible for the disposition of all violations of (and approves any waivers to) the Code of Conduct for directors and executive officers and for the disposition of other serious violations of the Code of Conduct. No such waivers were made in 2007. Our Code of Conduct, Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Audit, Compensation/Management Development and Governance Committee Charters have been posted on and are available free of charge by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site at http://www.quakerchem.com or by written request addressed to Quaker Chemical Corporation, One Quaker Park, 901 Hector Street, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428, Attention: Irene M. Kisleiko, Assistant Secretary.

 

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This excerpt taken from the KWR DEF 14A filed Mar 30, 2007.

Code of Conduct

 

The Company has a compliance program, the governing documents of which include a Code of Conduct (which is applicable to all of the Company’s directors, executive officers and employees) and a Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers (which is applicable to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Global Controller, Controllers of each of the Company’s majority-owned affiliates, Assistant Global Controller and other individuals performing similar functions designated by the Company’s Board of Directors). The Company’s compliance program embodies the Company’s global principles and practices relating to the ethical conduct of the Company’s business and its long-standing commitment to fairness, honesty, integrity, and full company compliance with all laws affecting the Company’s business. The Code of Conduct and Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers are available at http://www.quakerchem.com by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site. Both are available in print to any shareholder who requests them.

 

The Company’s compliance program includes a means for employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and other interested parties to submit confidential and anonymous reports of suspected or actual violations of the Company’s Code of Conduct or the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers relating, among other things, to:

 

   

accounting practices, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters and procedures;

 

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theft or fraud of any amount;

   

insider trading;

   

performance and execution of contracts;

   

conflicts of interest;

   

violations of securities and antitrust laws; and

   

violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 

Any employee, shareholder or other interested party can call the Quaker Hotline at 1-800-869-9414 or from outside the United States, 1-678-999-4552. The Quaker Hotline is a toll-free telephone line dedicated solely to receiving questions and concerns and directing them to the appropriate authority for action. All calls are answered by an independent third-party service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

The Audit Committee oversees the administration of the Company’s compliance program and is directly responsible for the disposition of all reported violations of the Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers and complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or audit matters. In addition, the Audit Committee is responsible for the disposition of all violations of (and approves any waivers to) the Code of Conduct for directors and executive officers and for the disposition of other serious violations of the Code of Conduct. No such waivers were made in 2006. The Code of Conduct, Financial Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Audit, Compensation/Management Development and Governance Committee Charters have been posted on and are available free of charge by accessing the Investors/Corporate Governance section of our Web site at http://www.quakerchem.com or by written request addressed to Quaker Chemical Corporation, One Quaker Park, 901 Hector Street, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428 to the attention of Irene Kisleiko, Assistant Secretary.

 

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