Our employees and officers are responsible for developing, approving and implementing plans and actions designed to achieve our corporate objectives. However, the methods we employ to attain results are always as important as the results themselves.
Our employees and officers ensure to conduct their business affairs in such a manner that our reputation will not be damaged if the details of their dealings become a matter of public discourse.
We strive to do business with customers and suppliers of sound business character and reputation, and we do not support any public or private organization exhibiting discriminatory policies or practices. Equally, we expect all our employees to perform their work with honesty, truthfulness and integrity, respecting and abiding by the guidelines expressed in our Code of Conduct.
The quality of our employees and officers is our greatest strength. Their professionalism and dedication ensure that we are competitive in the short term, and well positioned for continued success in the long term.
It is our policy to comply with all governmental laws, rules and regulations applicable to our business. However, even where the law may be permissive, we will follow the course leading to the highest degree of integrity.
Our employees and officers must deal fairly with each other and with our suppliers, customers, competitors, and other third parties. Our directors and officers support, and expect all employees to support, any fellow employee who passes up an opportunity that would sacrifice ethical standards.
All employees are responsible for the immediate and accurate reporting to higher management of work-related information of importance to our policy.
We strongly encourage dialogue among employees and officers to make each other aware of situations that give rise to ethical questions and to articulate acceptable ways of handling those situations.