Enhance a culture of integrity across the organization
A robust business must be built on strong ethics and operate with integrity. Compliance – with local laws and regulators; and with our own best practice standards – is fundamental to who we are.
Demonstrating our commitment
We have invested heavily in helping our employees understand why compliance matters. We are also strengthening our due diligence and compliance processes to foster that same understanding in stakeholders all along our value chain.
To nurture a culture of common values across our diverse company, we use cutting-edge technology. We have implemented a host of new automated tools that centralize reporting on mandatory training courses, compliance maturity and results from CARE, our compliance audit program. These changes will make it easier for us to collect and analyze vital organizational data through significantly more streamlined processes.
We have also enhanced our grievance reporting mechanisms, combining both internal and external platforms into one global reporting system to help us more rapidly respond to serious allegations.
Updating our Corporate Business Principles
Society is constantly evolving. As it does so, people demand more of businesses. That's why, in July 2020, we launched our updated Corporate Business Principles (CBP). The new, reorganized CBP ensure that the actions we expect from employees are clear.
The revised Principles were shared across the company through an internal digital communication campaign in July 2020. This was accompanied by mandatory training and a tailored local communication plan in key markets.
With the CBP now rolled out across the company, we are reinforcing the importance of adhering to ethical values across our organization.