Code of Business Conduct
We are committed to the highest standards of respect and integrity in all of our business relationships and activities. These standards apply both internally and to business conducted with customers, suppliers, competitors and investors. The Board expects directors, officers and employees to act ethically at all times.
Read more about the Code of Business Practice Policy which guides the standards of business conduct expected of all employees at Maple Leaf Foods. The actions of all our employees are framed by our Code of Business Practice and our Leadership Values. Each year, every employee reaffirms in writing their adherence to the policy at the time of their performance review.
An “Ethics Committee” reviews and addresses issues of interpretation raised by employees and proposes changes to the Code. The Ethics Committee reports on its activities to the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.
In addition, Maple Leaf Foods has a whistle-blower hotline. EthicsLine provides employees with a way of raising concerns such as fraud, accounting irregularities, product tampering or other issues. All calls are recorded and logged at an independent call centre. They are all tracked and resolved using the case management system. All complainants are protected from reprisals when reporting concerns in good faith. The Audit Committee reviews reports on the calls and their resolution on a quarterly basis.
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