Novolex Ethics & Compliance Helpline
As a further part of our commitment to responsible and ethical business conduct, we provide suppliers and their employees with access to an independent Ethics and Compliance Helpline that can be used to report potential violations of the Code without fear of retribution. The Helpline utilizes an automated system that facilitates an efficient assessment and investigation process. Reports made through the Helpline can remain anonymous and confidential.
Responsible business practices and ethical conduct are fundamental to every aspect of our operations. As vital business partners, we expect our suppliers, vendors and other third-party relationships (hereafter “suppliers”) to share our commitments and adhere to the same standards that we set for ourselves for ethical and responsible conduct, while at the same time providing the highest quality products and services. The Novolex Supplier Code of Conduct provides our suppliers with expectations for their behavior on a broad scope of activities, including protecting the environment, respecting human rights, and promoting worker health and safety. Adherence to the Code is also a requirement of Novolex contractual terms and conditions.
The Code calls on suppliers to adopt and apply practices that strive to minimize the impact of their operations on the environment by encouraging reductions in the use of energy and water and the generation of waste and emissions. Supplier responsibility also includes adherence to both the letter and spirit of laws and regulations designed to prevent corruption and bribery, and the Code includes anti-corruption and anti-bribery provisions as well as guidelines for gifts and entertainment. In addition, the Code addresses the need to protect data to safeguard confidential information.