At Adobe good business begins with our commitment to the highest ethical standards. We adhere to the following core principles:
We encourage you to read our policies to learn more about the legal and ethical standards that we embrace.
If you believe there have been any potential violations of Adobe's policies, including complaints or allegations relating to accounting, internal controls, or auditing matters, call the Adobe Business Ethics Hotline at 800-300-1026 or submit a report online.
We believe public policy engagement is an important and appropriate role for companies when conducted in a legal and transparent manner. Adobe is committed to participating in the political process in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and reporting requirements. Our policies and procedures for political contributions made with corporate funds are set forth in the Public Policy and Government Relations Policy . To learn more about our government relations involvement, click here.
Under U.S. Law, corporations are not allowed to contribute corporate money to federal candidate committees, party committees and political action committees. Many U.S. states allow corporate donations to state and local candidates or ballot issue campaigns. On a limited basis, Adobe may make corporate political contributions to support candidates and ballot measures that align with our public policy agenda and business interests, and are in compliance with the Public Policy and Government Relations Policy . As part of our policy, we prohibit "soft money" contributions to any groups organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. In 2013, Adobe did not make any corporate political contributions to state or local candidates or to ballot issue campaigns.
Adobe has not established a federal or state Political Action Committee (PAC).
Adobe belongs to several trade associations that require the payment of regular dues. To the best of our knowledge, in 2013, no trade associations to which Adobe paid dues in an amount greater than $50,000 (USD) annually used any portion of such dues for political expenditures as defined by 162(e)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code. To see the trade associations that Adobe belongs to, click here.