Our basic principles -Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Customer Service, and the Strive for Excellence- set us aside from the rest and are the cornerstone of our culture. We are firmly committed to these values and under no circumstances are they negotiable. All our associates companywide, regardless of level, are responsible for understanding and complying with our Statement of Ethics, which is based on these values.
Alcohol & drug free workplace
Discrimination & harassment prevention
Wage & hour
Conflict of interests
Gifts & entertainment
Correct use of Company assets
Fair competition & fair dealing
Restrictive trade practices
Protecting personal & business information
The Ethics Office in our Company reports to the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance, and its primary duty is to disseminate and promote a culture of ethical behavior, of strict compliance with legal provisions that govern us, and handling any and all ethics-related inquiries and cases received. The Audit Committee receives periodic reports.
We are committed to maintaining a work atmosphere that encourages our associates to express their concerns regarding possible violations of our Statement of Ethics, and we forbid reprisals against anyone who does so. There are different internal communication mechanisms such as the Open-Door Policy, which is the most direct way of raising concerns with the leader; our Global Ethics Line is available for all associates worldwide, 24-7, and is equipped to serve the majority of local languages spoken. This line is operated by personnel from an organization independent of the Company.
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