Openess and Transpirancy

Our commitment to integrity includes a responsibility to foster an environment that allows our people to report violations without fear of retaliation or retribution. Our policy on this issue is clear: no one should be discouraged from using any available channel within the organization to report a concern. Simple questioning of someone following a reported concern can lead to claims of retaliation, even though that was never the intent, as it may make a person feel that he or she did something wrong by choosing one method of reporting over another. People must be able to choose the established method with which they are most comfortable to communicate their concern.