Vendor Code of Conduct
Datadog, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (collectively, “Datadog” or “we”), is committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and embracing internationally recognized standards for business integrity, human rights, and environmental sustainability. We see this as a shared commitment that extends to our network of vendors, contractors (including subcontractors), consultants, and other providers (collectively, “Vendors”).
This Vendor Code of Conduct (the “Code”) reflects the basic business practices we require of our Vendors and should be regarded as a minimum standard that operates in addition to (and not in replacement of) a Vendor’s existing legal and contractual obligations to Datadog. Datadog reserves the right to review, suspend or, under the appropriate circumstances, terminate any and all of its contractual relationships with a Vendor that is found to be in breach of this Code.
Compliance with law
Obeying the law is the foundation of this Code and is at the heart of successful relationships with our Vendor community. Vendors must understand and comply with the legal and regulatory requirements applicable to their business operations and cooperate with local, national and international authorities. Where a standard for conduct addressed by this Code is also governed by existing law, Vendors should follow the strictest applicable standard. In the event any requirements in this Code would cause a violation of a law applicable to a Vendor in any jurisdiction, the applicable law should take priority.
Conducting business ethically and with integrity is essential for corporate accountability. Vendors are expected to adopt the highest standards for business ethics and ensure that they and all of their operations adhere, at a minimum, to the following standards:
- Never attempt to improperly influence Datadog business decisions or the decisions of any other company. This means refraining from corruption in any form, including bribes, kickbacks, inappropriate gifts and/or entertainment, and similarly, avoiding corrupt arrangements with customers, suppliers, government officials or other third parties.
- Comply with relevant laws and regulations regarding money laundering, terrorism financing, bribery and corruption (including but not limited to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act) wherever business is conducted on Datadog’s behalf. This applies whether a Vendor works with government officials or individuals in the private sector.
Conflicts of interest
Remain free from influences that conflict with the best interests of Datadog or that might deprive Datadog of due loyalty in business dealings. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can be damaging and should be avoided.
Avoid insider trading and refrain from buying or selling the stock of Datadog or any other company when in possession of non-public information that could influence a decision to buy or sell stock.
Data privacy and confidentiality
Respect individual privacy rights and maintain privacy and security policies that meet or exceed all applicable data protection laws.
Competition and antitrust
- Promote market competition and fair dealings in interactions with Datadog, Vendor customers, Vendor competitors and all other market participants.
- Comply with applicable domestic and international competition and consumer protection laws.
- Refrain from anti-competitive arrangements such as price fixing, market allocation, bid-rigging, boycotting, abuse of market power and concerted practices.
Respect the intellectual property rights of Datadog and others, including, but not limited to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Export and trade
Comply with applicable customs and import laws and respect international trade restrictions, international sanctions and all laws and regulations concerning export controls.
Respect for Human Rights & Labor Standards
Datadog takes its commitment to human rights and fair labor conditions seriously, and we require the same from our Vendors. Vendors must provide and maintain a safe and ethical workplace and require the same from their own vendors, including, at a minimum, ensuring they and all of their operations:
- Promote equal opportunities and treatment of all employees and a workplace environment that is free from discrimination, exploitation, harassment or other unacceptable treatment of individuals.
- Treat employees with respect and dignity and observe rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
- Prohibit the use of forced or involuntary labor – including prison, indentured, bonded, or slave labor – and any engagement in human trafficking.
- Prohibit the use of child labor and only employ individuals who meet applicable legal age requirements in the Vendor’s countries of operation.
- Comply with all applicable wage and hour – including overtime – labor laws in the Vendor’s countries of operation.
- Maintain a working environment that is safe and fully compliant with applicable occupational health and safety laws.
Diversity & Inclusion
Datadog is committed to strengthening our diversity and inclusion strategies, and we expect our Vendors to promote their own initiatives for achieving equity and inclusion in the workplace. This includes efforts to source diverse suppliers (for example, women-owned, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned and veteran-owned businesses), regular engagement with company executives on diversity measures and efforts to reflect a diverse range of perspectives among leadership and company personnel. Datadog does not tolerate discrimination and will not conduct business with any company that does not demonstrate the same value of acceptance and inclusion for all.
Datadog believes in conducting business in a manner that is conscious of environmental impact. Vendors should be sustainable and accountable in carrying out business practices that may affect the environment. This includes complying with all applicable environment laws, conserving natural resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing waste, promoting recycling and reuse, and avoiding the use of toxic and hazardous materials.
Questions and reporting potential violations
Datadog relies on Vendors to uphold our values and ethical standards on a global basis. We reserve the right to review and update this Code in our sole discretion.
You must report any suspected violation of laws, regulations, or this Code immediately. If you wish to report any such violations or have questions or concerns about this Code, please contact our Legal Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can report your concerns through our hotline at 1 (844) 368-8586 (toll-free). Once Datadog has received a report, we will promptly follow internal policy to take appropriate action to investigate the report and respond accordingly. Datadog expects Vendors to cooperate fully with any resulting investigation, and we will make every effort to protect confidentiality and, where permitted by local law, anonymity.
Datadog will not tolerate retaliation taken against any individual who has in good faith raised questions, sought advice or reported misconduct, questionable behavior or a possible violation of law or this Code.