CORPORATE COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS POLICIES
Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres’ adopts Goodyear’s global corporate compliance and ethics policies which underscore our commitment to leading with integrity, and these expectations are communicated at all levels of the company to help our associates maintain the highest standards of ethical behaviour.
BUSINESS CONDUCT MANUAL
The Goodyear Business Conduct Manual is available in 14 languages. The Manual defines behaviours necessary to support the company’s high standards and reinforces associate compliance with all applicable laws and business practices. We expect every associate to know and understand our ethics policies and associates must agree to act accordingly. Salaried associates throughout the world are required to complete online training covering the Manual, as well as on how to report a concern. This training also includes a certification that the associate affirms his or her knowledge of the Business Conduct Manual and will abide by the Manual. Newly hired salaried associates are enrolled in the Business Conduct Manual training in the early days of their Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres careers.
SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
In addition, third parties doing business with Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres, including suppliers, contractors and others, are directed to the company’s website so that they may read the Business Conduct Manual and be aware of our policies and requirements. Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres adopts Goodyear’s global Supplier Code of Conduct which requires covered suppliers to certify to a standard code of conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct contains our expectations on various topics, including environmental performance, global chemical and material regulatory compliance, conflict minerals, health and safety, gifts, child labour and human trafficking. In addition, an annual reminder is sent to suppliers reminding them of Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres’ gifts and entertainment policies.
ETHICAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Our Ethical Awareness Campaign covers topics from the Business Conduct Manual and is conducted quarterly posters, bulletins and discussion guides for managers to lead discussions on the various subjects.
COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS TRAINING
Goodyear continued its online Compliance and Ethics training in 2014 with salaried associates around the globe, introducing courses on ethical leadership, international anti-bribery and global information security/protecting intellectual property.
Another training focus for the Compliance & Ethics Office was our anti-bribery policy training which was delivered to many employee groups around the world, with special emphasis on due diligence of third parties with whom we do business.
Associates are required to report any actual, suspected or potential misconduct to management or the corporation’s Integrity Hotline. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world via toll-free telephone or by a dedicated website, our ethics hotline allows associates to report a concern, including anonymously (where allowed by law). Every allegation is reviewed and, in cases where an allegation of misconduct is confirmed, appropriate disciplinary or remedial action is taken. In addition, Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres strictly prohibits retaliation against individuals for making a report in good faith.