We understand that both our clients and our employees expect only ethical behavior and compliance with all governing laws, rules and regulations that arise from involvement with our Company. To reinforce this commitment to all, we have established and practice within a Corporate Ethics and Compliance Program that demands we maintain only the highest standards of conduct. When we look out for our client’s interests as well as the Company’s, we ensure our continued success, which, in turn, ensures each employee’s ability to succeed independently and as part of a team.
To assist all Barnard employees in our day-to-day work, whether in the office or in the field, we have developed the Barnard Ethics and Compliance Program, which includes a handbook, an online certification course, and a hotline should anyone want to report a concern anonymously. We have also established a review committee to ensure that this program remains current with applicable laws and regulations and to look into concerns that arise. We have a Corporate Compliance Officer charged with overseeing the program. These resources provide all who work here with the means and information needed to accomplish their work in an ethical and lawful manner and the contacts or resources they may need should they run up against something they may question.
At Barnard, we believe that adherence to this policy will ensure our continued success as well as earn and maintain the confidence of our clients and the communities in which we live and work. The following mandates provide a look at the coverage of our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct:
- All employees must comply with this Code of Business Ethics and Conduct. Any officer, director, or employee who violates this Code of Conduct may be subject to discipline, which may include demotion or dismissal.
- All employees have a duty to report all suspected violations of the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct or other potentially unethical behavior by anyone, including officers, directors, employees, agents, customers, subcontractors, suppliers, and prime contractors, to their supervisors or the Corporate Compliance Officer.
- Employees in management positions are personally accountable for their own conduct and the conduct of those reporting to them. Each management employee is expected to inform those reporting to him or her about this Ethics and Compliance Program and to take all necessary steps to ensure compliance.
- No employee has the authority to direct, participate in, approve, or tolerate any violation of this Program by anyone.
- Any employee who has questions about the application of this Program should consult with his or her supervisor or the Corporate Compliance Officer.
Barnard is a proud member of the Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative (CIECI). The CIECI brings together in a non-profit, private association, companies within the U.S. construction industry that are committed to the highest level of ethics and conduct and compliance with the law. The sole purpose of CIECI is the promotion and advancement of ethical conduct and compliance in the construction industry.
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