Our Code of Business Ethics

Our Code of Business Ethics sets the standard of behaviour that is expected of all Network Rail employees and anyone doing business on our behalf.  It’s structured by our corporate values – Empowered to ACT,  Always Safe, Teamwork is Key and Care about People and is underpinned by the policies that we follow as an organisation. The code guides us to make the right decisions ensuring that we all work in an open and honest way in line with the Nolan Principles.

You can find a list of the ethics policies that support the code at the bottom of this page.

Speaking Out

Speak Out is our confidential reporting service run on our behalf by an independent company. You can use the service to report concerns, suspicions or knowledge of wrongdoing taking place at Network Rail. 

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can make a report anonymously, if you wish.

You can access Speak Out by calling 0808 143 0100 or online at

Every report is treated in the strictest confidence and Network Rail doesn’t tolerate any form of victimisation, bullying or harassment of those who raise concerns.

For more information see our Speak Out (whistleblowing) policy.

Modern Slavery

At Network Rail we are committed to doing business in a sustainable and responsible way. This includes a commitment to do all that we reasonably can to prevent all forms of modern slavery in any part of our own business and our supply chain. We expect our customers and suppliers to do the same.

For more information, and to view our annual statements, visit our modern slavery statement page.

How are we doing?

We are always striving to improve, so we monitor our progress by tracking a number of key performance indicators.

These can be found on our Transparency page.

If you have any questions regarding the information, please get in touch with us at

Our policies and guidance