We employ a number of measures to ensure staff behave in accordance with our standards and in compliance with regulations that govern our work. These include:
-- A comprehensive Code of Conduct
-- Policies on business processes and procedures that are easily accessible to all employees
-- Robust training on policies regarding corrupt practices, anti-trafficking, freedom from harassment and non-retaliation.
-- Two 24-hour anonymous helplines for reporting any potential misconduct, one monitored by management, and one monitored by the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Our first value is that we are Mission Driven. We partner with our clients and communities to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of people around the world. Counter to this value is the abuse of human rights. We will not tolerate trafficking in persons, use of child labor, use of forced labor, or procurement of commercial sex acts by any Abt employee, subcontractor, or supplier.
We have a strict, zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct of any kind. This type of behavior is contrary to our values and prohibited by our Code of Conduct. In addition, we have several policies that address these topics, including Freedom from Harassment, Child Safeguarding, Combatting Trafficking in Persons, and our Non-Retaliation Policy.
We are signatories of the UN Global Compact, and are committed to promoting sustainable development and good corporate citizenship throughout our global operations and projects.