Executive search firms: enhanced code of conduct - accreditation process

This code of conduct recognises the best recruitment practice that has led to measurable success in increasing gender equality in boardrooms.



This voluntary code of conduct created by executive search firms is intended to raise the standards of professionalism and conduct in the recruitment of women to the boards of FTSE (Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange) 350 companies.

Published 3 July 2014
Last updated 18 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Code of conduct and list of signatories brought up to date.

  2. A new list has been uploaded: 'Accreditated firms under the enhanced code of conduct for executive search firms'.

  3. September 2014 Enhanced voluntary code of conduct for executive search firms added.

  4. First published.