Creating an environment where employees can raise questions and concerns helps us advance our commitment to ethical behaviour. We have established systems and processes for employees and others to ask questions, raise concerns and report suspected or actual violations of our Code, policies and procedures, or laws and regulations, without fear of retribution or retaliation. We offer a number of resources to employees, such as our Ethics and Compliance Helpline, a telephone- and web-based hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Employees also may contact the OEC or the CECO directly.
All allegations are analysed and corrective actions are taken where necessary, including terminating employees or supplier relationships. In accordance with our internal or legal obligations, we report information about actual or potential violations to senior management, the Board, and the government(s), as appropriate. The OEC also creates opportunities to engage in face-to-face interactions with employees by participating in national, regional and local meetings.