Transparency, ethics and integrity

Transparency, ethics and integrity

At Exolum, we promote behaviour based on strict ethical principles, transparency and the fulfilment of our commitments.

The Code of Conduct

 

This document outlines universally accepted ethical principles and rules of conduct inspired by our Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values. It aims to provide all our professionals, irrespective of their field of work and country, with universal rules of conduct in line with the strictest ethical principles, taking into account the cultural setting in which they work and based on due compliance with local legislation.

In addition, we are committed to promoting the Code among all our suppliers, contractors and partners in order to establish a bond and behavioural guidelines in keeping with our principles and values.

Ethics Committee

 

The Ethics Committee is a collegial body with autonomous powers of initiative and control, entrusted with monitoring and updating the Code of Conduct, as well as promoting and disseminating it […] and ensuring awareness of and compliance with the Code, under the supervision of the Audit Committee.  It is responsible for performing duties in ethics and integrity matters and criminal risk prevention for Exolum.

 

In addition, the Committee is responsible for periodically checking and updating the procedures in place for ethics, integrity and criminal risk prevention, and for coordinating and representing the company in these areas.

 

It also promotes the dissemination, awareness of and compliance with the Code of Conduct among company employees and other stakeholders, and oversees the Code of Conduct Mailbox, a channel for reporting suspected misconduct, including, due to their serious nature, possible situations of criminal risk.

Code of Conduct Mailbox  

This channel facilitates the reporting of any unusual or suspicious conduct or events that come to the attention of our stakeholders and which, in their opinion, could constitute misconduct, including possible situations of criminal risk. Such reports may be anonymous or include the informant’s name and will be received by the Ethics Committee, which will determine the process required in each case based on the nature of the reported events.

 

Exolum guarantees the confidentiality of the entire process, although it is important to emphasise the need to use this tool responsibly and to consider beforehand the far-reaching consequences of reporting an alleged breach of the Code of Conduct to the Ethics Committee without sufficient and accurate evidence or proof.