Rogers Corporation is committed to complying with all competition and antitrust laws applicable in the countries where we do business. We must compete vigorously and fairly in our efforts to be successful, and we must only seek competitive advantage through lawful means. We must not act in ways that stifle the free market, and we must not exchange information or enter into agreements or understandings with competitors, customers, suppliers or other third parties that improperly influences free competition, research and development activity, or manufacturing, marketing, sales or distribution practices.
Do not engage in business dialogue with our competitors unless there is a legitimate business reason to do so. If you expect to engage in these types of discussions, be sure to take appropriate precautions, such as consulting with your supervisor, a member of senior management or the Legal & Compliance Department, to ensure that your discussions focus only on permissible topics.
Competition and antitrust laws seek to promote and protect the competitive process. These laws prevent companies from entering into anti-competitive agreements (formal or informal) and prevent companies that have dominance in a particular market from abusing their position. Practices that damage competition, the ability of other companies to access a market, or consumers are generally prohibited by these laws. In many cases these laws can be applied to conduct that occurs outside a country’s borders.