It is essential to the success of our Company to act responsibly and in compliance with the law. But my commitment to compliance goes beyond merely complying with the law. One of my most important roles is to help create the best possible work environment for everyone in our Company. We should have the comfort of knowing that we work in a safe and ethical workplace and conduct business in a way that makes us proud. My hope is that we are proud to work here, feel good about our jobs, and attain our highest productivity.
Every person, regardless of position, shares in this responsibility. That is why it is so important that we all do our part to achieve this commitment. One incident, one news story, one careless comment, and what we have worked so hard to achieve can be lost. That is why the way we conduct our business is as important as the products we sell.
Our Code of Conduct provides us with resources and information to operate our business ethically and in compliance with laws. It is intended to help us make good decisions on the job every day. A strong company is built on good decisions made through discussions with others, so you should never feel alone when facing an ethical dilemma. Speak up if you have a concern or see a problem, and seek guidance anytime you are unsure about the right thing to do.
Our continued success depends on each and every one of us consistently doing what is right. We want to be proud not only of our achievements but also of how we achieve success. Our Code of Conduct represents fundamental characteristics of the way we will operate our business – our KNA DNA.
Thank you for your commitment to compliance and ethics.