As required by the SEC of all public companies, the Company has established an anonymous hotline for employees to report any concerns regarding the Company’s internal accounting controls or auditing matters. This hotline is hosted by a third party, Shareholder.com, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the following 3 ways:
Regardless of which reporting method an employee chooses, the information reported will be collected and directed to Human Resources. Human Resources will direct complaints of financial matters to the Audit Committee Chair who is responsible for leading the investigation. All other complaints raised will be investigated by Human Resources with cooperation from departments as requested. All reports will be handled in a confidential manner, and employees do not have to identify themselves when making a report.
Understanding and acting upon an employee’s concerns is an essential component of the Company’s ability to ensure the highest levels of financial integrity.