Our Board and its committees oversee our Company’s strategy and governance. The Company’s fundamental policy is to conduct its business with honesty and integrity in accordance with the highest legal and ethical standards, and we believe this is critical to our long-term success. Our Board has adopted our Code of Ethics and Conduct in order to help equip all our employees, officers and directors to conduct the Company’s business in an honest and ethical manner.
The Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses conflicts of interest, confidentiality, fair dealing with others, proper use of Company assets, compliance with laws, insider trading, keeping of books and records, as well as reporting of violations. The Company does not tolerate retaliation against an employee who makes a report of actions that may be inconsistent with our Code of Ethics and Conduct, policies or laws or regulations or who assists in an investigation of suspected wrongdoing. Each of us plays a critical role in safeguarding the reputation of the Company, and all employees are encouraged and responsible for speaking up anytime they become aware of a potential violation of our codes, policies or laws. We also strive to have an environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.