The Code of Ethics guides the ethical conduct of all Foundation officers and employees, and provides a framework for maintaining a high standard of professional conduct.
All Foundation employees are expected to comply with the following Code of Ethics:
Personal and Professional Integrity - Officers and employees shall act with honesty, integrity, and respect for all individuals with whom they conduct business.
Legal and Ethical Compliance - Officers and employees conduct themselves in a manner that complies with applicable laws and regulations in the various countries in which we operate.
Valuing Diversity - The Foundation promotes diversity and inclusiveness in all of its employment practices. We promote a working environment where every employee is valued, treated fairly, and given the opportunity to use their talents and abilities.
Stewardship - The Foundation manages its funds and resources prudently and serves as a responsible steward of its assets. Our reports, documents, and financial statements reflect accurate reporting with clear public disclosure.
Conflict of Interest - To prevent conflicts of interest from creating actual or potential impropriety that could undermine our effectiveness and reputation, the Foundation has adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy.
Governance - The Board of Trustees serves as an active and independent governing body responsible for policy formulation, decision making, and oversight. All officers and employees adhere to the Foundation’s bylaws.
Any employee who believes the Code of Ethics has been violated is obligated to promptly report their concerns to the Director of Human Resources and/or General Counsel. All reports of a suspected violation will be investigated and acted upon in confidence to the extent possible. Upon completion of the investigation, the Foundation will take such action as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. If it is found, as a result of a thorough investigation, that an employee has violated the Foundation's Code of Ethics, they may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
The Foundation will not tolerate retaliation against any employee who makes a good faith report or who cooperates with the investigation of a complaint.