Our integrity process is the ethical framework for our company and fosters teamwork, pride and excellence in attaining our goals. It consists of the principles of integrity and the Code of Business Conduct.
Our focus on integrity and compliance ensures that we operate legally and ethically in our business conduct every day. Following the integrity process in all our business activities enables us to comply with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations including:
As stringent corporate governance guidelines, the integrity process demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and compliance, including in our government business.
Our Integrity and Compliance Department, under the direction of the Chief Compliance Officer, has overall responsibility for administering our integrity process, including the Code of Business Conduct.
Our board of directors appoints the chief compliance officer. To ensure a high degree of autonomy for the integrity process, the chief compliance officer reports directly to our president and chief executive officer as well as to the board. In addition, both the audit committee of the board of directors and the compliance committee provide guidance and oversight for the chief compliance officer. The compliance committee comprises senior management, the president and chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors.