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Purpose and values  

Our culture emphasises teamwork and a collaborative approach. As a meritocracy, we recognise and reward talent and innovation, rather than position and tenure, while encouraging our people to learn and grow.

We apply intellectual rigour to our strategy and day-to-day management, questioning each decision on the basis of its value to our people, clients and shareholders.

The Barclays Code of Conduct outlines the Values and Behaviours which govern our way of working across our business globally. It constitutes a reference point covering all aspects of colleagues' working relationships, specifically (but not exclusively) with our Barclays employees, customers and clients, governments and regulators, business partners, suppliers, competitors and the broader community.

Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions - in the right way. We'll measure and reward our people, not just on commercial results, but on how they live our values and bring them to life every day. And we'll judge our 'Go-To' success on a balanced scorecard of impact.

The objective is to define the way we think, work and act at Barclays to ensure we deliver against our purpose of helping people to achieve their ambitions - in the right way.

Helping people in the right way means 'how we do it' becomes as important as 'what we do'.

Our values are:


We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.


We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.


We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.


We use our energy, skill and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.


We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

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