Integrity is the filter through which we do everything. It guides all of our actions. Through our policies, procedures and compliance learning system, we created a system to guide our employees and business partners.
In 2021, we updated the key policies that are available below. In addition, we are proud to report progress on the following initiatives.
- Ethics—We updated our key ethics policies. Our completion rate on training for Code of Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption is over 99%.
- Data Protection—We’ve invested in hardening our systems to protect consumer data and confidential information.
- One Team Environment—We continued to support open and honest conversation and solicit ideas from every corner of the company.
The following corporate policies reflect our commitment to integrity—doing the right thing because it is right thing to do.
Code of Business Conduct
Our Code of Business Conduct is one of the ways we put our values into practice. It is built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct. The Code applies to all employees and business partners regardless of their role or geographic location. Employees must acknowledge their obligations under the Code and complete mandatory training. In addition, business partners acknowledge the Code and its standards of conduct.
Making good decisions and ethical choices means we rely on the quality of our products to wow our customers rather than attempting to improperly influence them with gifts, gratuities, or other items of value. This is an important aspect of how we do business, and all employees are reminded of this through annual training.
Conflict Minerals Policy
Instant Brands is committed to corporate responsibility and promoting human rights in its own operations and in its global supply chain. Our policy is to eliminate the use of certain minerals in our products, which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the covered countries. Our commitment to responsibly sourcing materials goes beyond this policy and it an integral part of our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Political Activity Policy
Employees are encouraged to engage in political activities and express their views on government, legislation, and other matters of local and national interest. This policy recognizes the right of employees to engage in these activities on their own time while balancing the limitations on corporate political activity.
2021 Sustainable Development Report