Ethics and Compliance
As an organization, we are guided by high standards of ethics and compliance. Our board of directors abides by a set of Principles of Corporate Governance while management and employees are guided by our Principles of Business Conduct. We hold the board, management and employees to these principles and expect nothing less than the highest level of ethical behavior. We also expect employees to speak up when they see something that falls short of those expectations. However, if employees are unwilling to report an ethics or compliance violation for fear of retaliation, our corporate culture, our reputation and the financial health of the company are at risk.
Therefore, we maintain a confidential 24/7 hotline that allows employees to report concerns anonymously or to seek guidance on ethical, safety or compliance issues. We encourage our employees to feel free to share information or concerns. We provide annual, mandatory training to all employees on the Principles of Business Conduct, specifically detailing how to report concerns and our anti-retaliation policy. All of these efforts are grounded in the belief that the identification and resolution of concerns are critical to sustaining a strong and healthy company.