Respectful Workplace

Respectful Workplace

We encourage a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we represent. We provide a workplace that is positive, creative and rewarding, giving all employees the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to our Company's success. We will not tolerate harassment of any kind in our workplace.

Equal opportunity

We are committed to equal opportunities for our employees and those seeking employment with our Company. Company employment decisions must be based on individual merit and business needs, irrespective of race, color, ethnic, cultural, community or national origin, religion, sexual orientation/identity, family or marital status, gender, disability or age. This commitment extends to all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, evaluation, promotion, compensation, training, development and termination.2

Harassment free workplace

Harassment in the workplace, in any form, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We consider harassment to be actions, conduct or behavior that any individual or group of individuals is reasonably likely to find offensive, humiliating, intimidating or hostile. Harassment can take many forms, such as verbal (derogatory statements, slurs, epithets, threats, innuendo), visual (cartoons, drawings, postings, e-mail) or physical (assault, physical interference). Such conduct will not be tolerated in our workplace.

The following are examples of conduct that may constitute harassment:

  • Making any statement concerning a person's race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation/identity, gender, disability or age if such statement is likely to make any individual or group of individuals feel unwelcome, offended or uncomfortable.
  • Displaying or forwarding objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, screen-savers, emails, posters, videos or other content that is likely to make any individual or group of individuals feel unwelcome, offended or uncomfortable.
  • Making any inappropriate statement of a sexually explicit nature.
  • Displaying or forwarding objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, screen-savers, emails, posters, videos or other content that is of a sexually explicit nature, except to the extent required under the terms of your employment.
  • Engaging in any conduct of an overtly sexual nature, whether welcome or unwelcome.
  • Making sexual advances where it is clear they are unwelcome, requesting sexual favors or engaging in other conduct of a sexual nature that (i) is made a term or condition of employment, (ii) is used as the basis of employment or advancement decisions, or (iii) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work or creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or offensive work environment.
  • Threatening or engaging in retaliation after an unwanted overture or inappropriate conduct is rejected, or in response to the reporting of such conduct.
  • Engaging in inappropriate or threatening physical conduct, such as unwanted touching or impeding or blocking another person's physical movement.

2 The only exceptions to this policy are in areas where a specific status is taken into account for legitimate business purposes, in accordance with applicable law, such as mandatory retirement age or age based pension contributions.

Work conduct

You are expected to observe the highest standard of conduct in the workplace and to refrain from engaging in behavior or conduct that is contrary to our Company's best interests.

Some examples of prohibited behavior are set forth below. These examples are illustrative, not exhaustive.

  • Committing any illegal act in the course of your employment.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drug or narcotic while at work.3
  • Possessing, selling or otherwise providing illegal drugs or narcotics to other employees.
  • Stealing, destroying, defacing, or misusing Company property or another employee's property.
  • Insubordination or the use of abusive, threatening, or obscene language.
  • Failing to comply with any Company policy applicable to your business unit.

Find out more Contact your Compliance Officer or HR Representative. Review the policies and procedures on your local intranet.

3 Moderate alcohol consumption at Company sponsored events or in connection with business meals or entertainment is permissible if in compliance with all other Company policies regarding such activities.