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Commitment

We are committed to a high standard of integrity which is expected of every employee and in every country where we do business.

With hard work and a clear commitment from Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ top management at headquarters and across our regions and businesses, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has seen the positive impact that a robust compliance and integrity program and a strong culture of integrity can have on the long-term success and sustainability of our company.
 

Integrity is a top priority at Hitachi ABB Power Grids

We have developed and implemented a systematic approach designed to prevent, detect, and resolve any potential integrity concerns. This is supported by tools and processes and a zero tolerance policy for any violations. Our integrity program has created an environment where all of our employees can be open about identifying risks, asking questions, and raising concerns.

Community engagement

Trust is built through transparency and honesty. To be successful, we must build each stakeholder's trust through the integrity of our words and our actions.

External recognition

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been repeatedly recognized for demonstrated leadership in ethical business practices, including compliance certifications.

More about our commitment

Integrity leadership involves every dimension at Hitachi ABB Power Grids

At Hitachi ABB Power Grids, integrity begins with leadership, responsibility and accountability. The tone from the top is clear: we are committed to integrity and we walk away from non-compliant business. Recurring integrity messages from our CEO and other senior leaders in videos, articles and letters, serve to reinforce our commitment to doing business without breaking the rules. 

But integrity leadership does not stop at the top. Our integrity program relies on local management to lead by example. All local business unit managers have to regularly lead discussions about integrity issues to ensure that the ethics message comes from the same person that sets the business targets: integrity is the business of the business. 

With support from top leadership, local leadership, committed integrity resources, and partner resources (like Human Resources and Sustainability Affairs) throughout the company, we are able to foster a strong and sincere culture of integrity.

The integrity program – led by the Head of Integrity – is supported by integrity resources at headquarters and around the world.

More than 14 full time and many part-time resource, work on our integrity program and processes. Country heads of Integrity and Legal and Integrity Counsel , covering all countries in which we do business, are a fundamental part of our integrity team.
 

Anti-bribery

Hitachi ABB Power Grids prohibits bribery in all forms, whether direct or indirect, no matter what the amount, and employees are expected to act with the highest standards of integrity in all business dealings. Our integrity policies reflect the importance of individual accountability, oversight, integrity leadership, and transparency. Among these policies are the prohibition on paying facilitation payments, a rigorous zero-tolerance policy against any involvement in bribery or corruption, robust policies on gifts, entertainment and expenses, charitable contributions and representatives, and measures to ensure ethical supply chains. 

Hitachi ABB Power Grids strives to achieve the highest standards of ethical behavior, and does so by fighting and countering bribery in all countries where we do business.

Some key features of our Anti-corruption policy

Andrew Law - Head of Legal & Integrity, member of the Executive Committee

Head of Legal & Integrity, member of the Executive Committee

"Hitachi ABB Power Grids is committed to fostering a culture where integrity is woven into the fabric of everything we do. We want integrity embedded in our people, our businesses and processes. This means acting responsibly as individuals and as a company. We regularly evaluate our culture of integrity, and will continue raising the bar relentlessly."

Celina Teh - Head of Integrity

Head of Integrity

"Integrity is about behavior and personal intrinsic values of right and wrong. Leaders in our company are expected to lead by example and to provide a safe work environment by taking reported concerns seriously, by raising red flags through the right channels early and by prohibiting any kind of retaliation.

We build trust with each other, our customers and business partners by being fair, honest and respectful and we collaborate to promote an ethical culture within Hitachi ABB Power Grids."

Mihaela Nistor

Head of Antitrust 

"As an essential pre-requisite for successful business, every Hitachi ABB Power Grids employee has a personal responsibility to walk away from any business that might engage the company in anti-competitive practices. This commitment is strongly embedded in Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ culture and we strive to live up to this non-negotiable standard in our company."