Ethics Line

The Ethicsline is a confidential, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year service you can access from any location. It is administered by a third party to help maintain confidentiality and, when requested, anonymity. Anyone can call the Ethicsline to request assistance or report a potential violation. Safeguards are in place to protect any personal or sensitive data you may submit.

You should report issues concerning potential violations of the law, regulations, policy, or our Code of Ethics that you believe are not being handled properly. Some specific examples include:

  • Non-compliance with professional standards
  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Workplace violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Falsification of documents
  • Inappropriate gifts and entertainment
  • Inappropriate political activities and contributions
  • Insider trading or other securities law violations
  • Breaches of confidentiality
  • Inappropriate personal use of Heidrick & Struggles resources
  • Theft
  • Bribes and kickbacks
  • Inappropriate client billings
  • Inappropriate reporting of expenses
  • Other potential violations of policies
  • Data privacy suspected, or actual breach

To contact the Ethicsline, you may dial 800-735-0589 toll-free in the U.S. or 704-731-7242 outside the U.S or by visiting