We have a strong Employee Ethics Code which sets out how employees should behave in order to demonstrate our “integrity” value and it is based on four key areas:
• Being safe and secure
• Being honest and trustworthy
• Being fair and considerate
• Being professional and proud
This is supplemented with a Business Ethics Policy which provides more detailed guidance for managers on the standards we expect them to demonstrate personally and which should be reflected in all aspects of the business. Each year, managers are required to sign up to playing their part in ensuring compliance with the policy within their area of responsibility.
The importance of ethical behaviour is reinforced through employee induction, employment contracts, staff handbooks, general training and communications practices.