Our company is dedicated to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner, and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. This Code of Conduct outlines the principles and expectations for all employees and affiliates, and sets forth the standards of behavior that we expect from everyone who represents our company.
Statement of Values
We believe that:
- Integrity is the foundation of our business practices
- Respect for the rights and dignity of others is the basis for our relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, and communities
- Legal compliance is essential to maintaining the trust and confidence of our stakeholders
- Ethical conduct is critical to preserving our reputation and building long-term success
- Maintaining confidentiality and protecting sensitive information is a fundamental responsibility
- Reporting concerns and potential violations is a key aspect of our commitment to ethical behavior
- Ongoing education and training are important components of our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices
Expectations for Employee
Conduct All employees are expected to adhere to the following principles:
- Legal Compliance
We expect our employees to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, data privacy and security laws, labor laws, and environmental laws.
- Ethical Conduct
We expect our employees to conduct business in an ethical manner and to avoid conflicts of interest, unfair competition, and anti-competitive practices. This includes following our company’s policies and procedures and making decisions that are in the best interests of our company and its stakeholders.
- Respectful Workplace
We expect our employees to maintain a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and to respect the rights and dignity of others.
We expect our employees to protect confidential information, and to comply with data privacy and security laws and policies. This includes maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information, both internal and external to our company.
- Reporting Concerns
We encourage our employees to report any concerns about potential violations of this Code of Conduct or applicable laws, rules, and regulations. We will not tolerate retaliation against employees who report such concerns in good faith.
- Continuing Education
We expect our employees to engage in ongoing education and training to deepen their understanding of ethical and responsible business practices and to stay informed about changes in applicable laws and regulations.
Consequences of Violations
Violations of this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or affiliation. In addition, violations may result in legal or financial consequences for the company and for the individuals involved.
By following this Code of Conduct, we can maintain our commitment to ethical and responsible business practices, and continue to earn the trust and confidence of our stakeholders. We expect all employees and affiliates to adhere to the principles set forth in this Code of Conduct, and to take a leadership role in promoting ethical and responsible behavior in all aspects of our business.