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.
More about our commitment
- Integrity leadership
- Global resources
- Anti-corruption policy
- Integrity team
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.
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.