The Company is committed to achieving compliance with this Code and all applicable securities laws and regulations, accounting standards, accounting controls and audit practices. Reporting of violations is important to assure that the Company promptly detects, investigates, corrects, reports violations and prevents recurrence of violations. Employees and officers are expected to talk to senior management and directors about observed illegal or unethical behavior and when they are in doubt about the best course of action to take in a particular situation. Employees are expected to cooperate in internal investigations of misconduct.
ALTHOUGH VIOLATIONS SHOULD FIRST BE REPORTED DIRECTLY TO MANAGEMENT, THE COMPANY ALSO HAS A TOLL-FREE CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE FOR ITS EMPLOYEES TO REPORT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANY VIOLATIONS OF LAW, THIS CODE OR OTHER COMPANY POLICIES BY COMPANY OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR EMPLOYEES: TELEPHONE 1-800-461-9330 OR VISIT www.MySafeWorkplace.com. THE HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK AND CALLS ARE ANONYMOUS.
The Hotline may be used to report any concerns regarding the Company’s compliance with any law, this Code or other Company policy, including but not limited to those concerning financial reporting and disclosures, financial or managerial controls, accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters (including concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters), antitrust, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, health, environment or safety or any impropriety by any officer, director, employee or agent of the Company.
All issues raised regarding financial or accounting matters will be brought to the attention of the Chief Financial Officer and all significant issues related to financial matters and this Code will be brought to the attention of the Audit Committee.
It is the policy of the Company to provide employees with a working environment that is free of retaliation based on an employee’s good faith reporting or disclosing of any violation of law, this Code or other policy. Reports may be made anonymously.