Compliance to the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Code of Conduct
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is committed to compliance with the laws and regulations to which it is subject, and to establishing company policies and procedures to interpret and apply those laws and regulations within all of its operations. The company's system of internal controls (i.e. the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Code of Conduct, Corporate Regulations, Internal Policies etc.), and operating procedures are intended to deter, detect, and prevent improper or illegal activities.
Each employee is responsible for ensuring that his or her conduct and the conduct of anyone reporting to the employee fully comply with all applicable laws and the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Code of Conduct.
Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action, and may lead to termination of employment with Hitachi ABB Power Grids.
Additionally, we expect Hitachi ABB Power Grids third parties, consultants, contractors, and anyone assigned to provide temporary work or services for ABB, to follow the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Code of Conduct in connection to their work for our company. Failure to do so may result in termination of their relationship with Hitachi ABB Power Grids.
Supplier Code of Conduct
The Hitachi ABB Power Grids Supplier Code of Conduct is integrated into our day-to-day operations and is a fundamental part of our supplier qualification, development, and evaluation requirements.
Integrity concerns and violations
The key is to speak up and bring integrity concerns into the open so that problems can be resolved quickly
Employees are not only encouraged but required to report any violations or suspected integrity violations.
Employees may report possible violations anonymously. Employees must be aware, however, that anonymous reports may be more difficult to investigate, especially when the report is not detailed.
Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent possible. Retaliation against any employee who in good faith reports a concern to the company about illegal or unethical conduct will not be tolerated and be subject to disciplinary action. The same applies to any intentional abuse of these reporting processes.
It is a breach of the Hitachi ABB Power Grids Code of Conduct to fail to report a violation or suspected violation that employees know about or to refuse to cooperate with the investigation of a suspected violation.