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12. Global Activities

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Stanford University conducts its global activities in various ways, including utilizing affiliated locally-domiciled entities ("affiliated entities"), each of which is responsible for its own business operations and hires its own employees and/or contractors ("affiliates"). Stanford University and its affiliated entities will follow sound business practices in adherence to local law and custom, financial compliance, safety and security, working conditions and other considerations that may be unique to global operations.

Where applicable and not in conflict with local laws, the university Administrative Guide applies to university projects and operations outside of the US. The guidelines outlined in this Global Activities Guide should be considered along with applicable university policy.


12.1 Global Policies and Principles

These guide memos are fundamental to Stanford University’s global activities and include the Code of Conduct and Anti-Bribery guide memos.Authority: Approved by the President.

12.6 Global Financial Administration

Global financial administration may be subject to additional considerations as detailed in these guidelines.  Authority: Approved by the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.