Compliance and ethics

We operate a rigorous and transparent control framework to govern our price reporting activities. This is underpinned by our global compliance policy, which can be downloaded below, and includes an ethics policy. Our Global Compliance Officer oversees the compliance framework, including a rolling programme of internal audits to ensure compliance with stated methodologies and policies. Our global compliance policy provides guidance on the following:
  • Context
  • Best practice
  • Corporate structure and governance
  • Ethics policy
  • Staff
  • Data and data security

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  • Corrections policy
  • Methodology and compliance
  • External audit
  • Consultation and communication
  • Argus complaints handling process
  • Queries

Assurance review

Every year we carry out independent assurance reviews for all our commodity benchmarks. We successfully completed the latest independent assurance review of our benchmarks in October 2023.

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We use a market-appropriate methodology to assess prices in the markets we cover.

We consult with many different types of participants involved in each market, and publish methodologies for each price report on our website.

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Editorial code of conduct

All our reporters and editors operate according to a rigorous editorial code of conduct which aligns with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest. Our code of conduct provides guidance on the following:
  • Accuracy
  • Confidential sources
  • Impartiality
  • Conflicts of interest

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  • Professionalism
  • Plagiarism
  • Attribution and sourcing
  • Questions about this code

Regulatory responses

Argus maintains an active public policy programme to keep abreast of relevant international developments. We regularly engage with policy makers, regulators, governments and other industry bodies to promote transparent and efficient wholesale commodity markets.

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Comments and complaints

Argus has a formal complaints handling procedure, which can be found on page 6 of the Global Compliance Policy. For further information on this policy and any compliance issues, please contact us.

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Modern slavery statement

Argus takes its legal responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 seriously. Read our statement about the steps we have taken to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and among our suppliers.

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