Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

We expect each Synopsys employee to exercise good judgment, to act ethically, and to comply with the letter and spirit of the law. We have memorialized this longstanding commitment to fair and ethical business practices in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (the “Code”).

Please note that certain hyperlinks contained in the Code are only active when accessing the Code from Synopsys’ intranet.

Business Partner Code of Conduct

The Synopsys Business Partner Code of Conduct (the “ Partner Code”) is the roadmap for Synopsys Business Partners to do business the right way. By conducting business with Synopsys, each Business Partner agrees to comply with the Partner Code and to maintain the highest ethical standards under any and all circumstances. Business Partners understand that engaging in conduct that is in violation of the Partner Code or is otherwise unethical is grounds for termination or non-renewal of their relationship with Synopsys.

Updates to the Code

On April 5, 2018, the Board of Directors of Synopsys amended and restated the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. This amendment did not change the principles of the Code; rather, the Code was revised to update references to various Synopsys policies and to provide clearer guidance in certain sections. Those revisions included:

  • Updates to sections on privacy and personal data to reflect policy changes that Synopsys is implementing to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and
  • Clearer guidance on what benefits Synopsys employees may accept from third parties.

The above is only a summary of changes to the Code. Please refer to the full text of the Code.

The updated Code became effective in the U.S. and most other regions on April 30, 2018. Some jurisdictions have a later effective date for the amended Code consistent with local law requirements and procedures.