Jabil engages in free and fair competition throughout the world. Most countries have laws ("antitrust" or "competition") that prohibit restraint of trade through such activities as price-fixing, allocating customers or territories, and abusing a dominant market position. We must abide by these laws. These laws have been, and continue to be, an important contributor to the free markets in which we operate. Each employee should endeavor to deal fairly with Jabil's customers, suppliers, competitors, and other employees. None should take unfair advantage of anyone through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other unfair dealing practice.
Any information that Jabil distributes must be accurate and objective including information regarding our competitors. No employee should make false or misleading statements about competitors, their products, or services. Obtaining information about the competition is an important and accepted practice provided it is accomplished in a proper, legal, and ethical manner. There are limits on how such information may be collected, especially confidential information. We must be careful never to cross the line of impropriety when seeking competitor information. It is clearly improper to knowingly acquire confidential competitive information through misrepresentation, deceit, or false pretense.