2021 COE - Flipbook - Page 3
We take our environmental compliance responsibilities seriously. We support environmental stewardship efforts that protect and preserve our natural
resources. The communities we serve are also home
to our families and we strive to make them better.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Our reputation for doing the right thing is a valuable
We respect and comply with all laws and regulations.
We also comply with company policies and the Code
of Ethics. We provide training and resources to meet
We compete fairly, and vigorously, on the basis of
price, superior service and value. We do not restrain
trade, competition, prices, terms or markets.
We market, advertise and collect market data, fairly
We respect and protect the confidential information
of our company, customers, employees, vendors and
partners. We do not use confidential information in
ways that conflict with laws, regulations or contracts.
We comply with copyright, patent and trademark rights.
We are prudent with company funds. All business
records and accounts will be complete, accurate and
based on proper accounting principles. The records
will be maintained as required by law and company
policies. Any attempt to conceal, omit or make false
entries in the records will not be tolerated.
We maintain appropriate internal controls to prevent and detect fraud. We will make full, fair, correct
and timely disclosures in financial reports and other
Conflict of Interest
We avoid conflicts of interest. Our goal is to avoid
even the appearance of a conflict between our work
and personal interests.
Company resources are for business purposes and
company-approved activities. We do not use our
position, company resources or information for personal benefit. We do not compete with the company
using personal or outside businesses. Any potential
conflicts of interest must be disclosed promptly to
Gifts and Entertainment
We do not approve, accept or offer gifts, entertainment, or other favors unless they are a part of
a reasonable business relationship. We use good
judgment in offering hospitality to others to help
preserve our reputation and that of our business partners. All gifts or entertainment given or
accepted must be in compliance with all applicable
laws and company policy.
We value and encourage citizenship. Employees have
the freedom to choose whether or not to support
political candidates, parties or positions, or to engage
in political activities. The company will not tolerate
pressuring employees to participate in political activities. Company resources will not be used to support
political candidates, parties or committees unless
permitted by law and company policy, and when
approved in advance by executive management.
We do not offer or provide gifts or entertainment of
any type, including meals and transportation, to any
government employee or public official in the United
States or internationally unless doing so is appropriate and legal. We never offer bribes or kickbacks.
Federal and state rules regarding gifts and entertainment for public officials and government employees
can vary widely. This is also true when dealing with