Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics provides guidance in conducting our business activities in accordance with the highest legal, ethical and professional standards.
The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the Code) is approved by the CEO and the Board of Directors. It is made available to all our employees in both English and French and covers a broad range of topics, including compliance, responsible management, conflicts of interest, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, data privacy, respect at work, human rights, and the environment.
Implementing the Code
Each director, officer, and employee is provided with a copy of the Code and is required to sign an annual acknowledgement of compliance. In 2018 and in 2019, all our people acknowledged compliance with the Code.
The implementation of the Code is the responsibility of the Vice-President and General Counsel, who provides an annual report to the Audit Committee of the Board.
Furthermore, as part of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics training sessions, we educate our employees on the application of our policies and procedures. The training process is facilitated by a web-based platform, through which the mandatory training module covering Power Financial’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and key corporate policies is being conducted. At the end of the module, as part of our annual certification requirement, employees are required to certify their compliance with our Code of Conduct and key corporate policies.
Mechanisms for seeking advice and reporting concerns can be directed to the appropriate supervisor, to the Vice-President and General Counsel, or to the Audit Committee of our Board. Confidentiality of reports made in good faith regarding alleged violations is maintained and reports are followed up through our Legal Department. For more information, please refer to the Reporting Concerns Mechanisms page of this website.