Ethics & Code Of Conduct
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. is dedicated to conducting our global business in a professional and ethical manner. Schnitzer promotes a positive work relationship where our Board of Directors, Executive Team and employees are encouraged to take personal responsibility for furthering these values through adherence to our Code of Conduct and all laws and regulations. Simply stated, our Board, management and employees are expected to do the right thing every day as we serve our customers and business partners.
The input of our employees is a powerful and invaluable tool used to ensure that we maintain our culture of ethical behavior. If any employee, officer or director of the company becomes aware of a violation of the Code, they are encouraged to report it. We have worked hard to create an environment where an individual who becomes aware of a Code violation can feel comfortable reporting this incident to their supervisor, the Chief Compliance Officer, the Director of Internal Audit, or any other manager with whom they feel comfortable.
In addition, employees can report suspected violations through the EthicsPoint reporting system. EthicsPoint is a completely confidential reporting system that can be accessed either by telephone at 1-866-400-5738 or via EthicsPoint’s secure web site. Complaints can be filed in many languages and all reports are investigated thoroughly.
Schnitzer does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who in good faith report a possible violation of the law, our Code of Conduct or Company policies — or who assists in an internal investigation. Acts or threats of retaliation — whether blatant or subtle — must be reported. Employees who engage in retaliation will be subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
By working together and remaining committed to acting ethically, Schnitzer will continue to be a company where our commitment to excellence is evident by the actions of its Board, management and employees.
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
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