Only when our actions are in accord with our Principles, can we maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves as a Company.
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) operates in many diverse cultures and markets globally. Integrity is core to each Huber employee.
Huber's diversity of people, operations and locations brings with it a multitude of market requirements, laws, regulations and customer needs. This worldwide reach requires established and communicated boundaries for business practices and guidance to management teams and individuals. Huber has business practices in place to ensure all employees are confident in their abilities to make decisions that allow the organization to conduct business ethically and minimize exposure to risks.
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) works diligently to put customers first and strives for continuous improvement and long-term business sustainability. By developing a strong and distinctive integrated ethical approach, we will remain competitive and retain our market leadership. HEM provides fair employment practices and fair treatment to all employees and job applicants. All Huber businesses create a work environment free from discrimination, in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity. HEM will never use forced, indentured or involuntary labor in our operations. We will not tolerate instances of human trafficking or other forced labor. We will never conduct business with third parties who engage in human trafficking or forced labor. We expect our employees, agents and suppliers to comply with all laws and regulations concerning forced, indentured or involuntary labor and human trafficking.
Ensuring Compliance and Understanding
During new hire orientation, employees receive training on the Huber Principles and a copy of the Principles in Action guide. The Principles in Action guide expands on the Huber Principles by providing policy directives covering the following areas: Working with Customers and Suppliers, Competing Globally, Living In the Community and Protecting Company Assets. The Principles in Action guide serves as a roadmap for how to conduct business on the company’s behalf and how to conduct ourselves as employees. The policy directives cover diverse topics, such as Avoiding Improper Payments, Counter-Terrorism, Preventing Money Laundering, Fair Employment Practices, Avoiding Conflicts of Interest and Competing Fairly. Changes to the Principles in Action guide are reviewed with all employees.
As part of the company’s Ethics Program, all employees are encouraged to raise ethics concerns. Exempt employees and employees in sensitive positions participate in a confidential Annual Ethics Program Questionnaire.
Each year, approximately 300 Huber employees receive anti-corruption training on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Employees in certain positions are retrained on certain policy directives on a regular basis.