Business Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct applies to all employees (referred to collectively as ‘employees’) and sets expectations for all locations of IEDS Logistics (referred to collectively as ‘IEDS’).
Code of Conduct:
The Code of Conduct’s uncompromising integrity and professionalism, is the cornerstone of IEDS’s business. In all that we do, IEDS supports and upholds a set of core values and principles. Our future growth depends on each of us understanding these values and principles and continuously demonstrating the uncompromising integrity that is the foundation of our company. The Code of Conduct sets the standard for how we work together to develop and deliver product, how we protect the value of, and how we work with customers, suppliers and others in our community.
Conduct Business with Honesty and Integrity:
One of our core values is to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism. We put this value into practice by:
- Communicating clearly, respectfully, and professionally in business,
- Treating customers, suppliers, and others fairly,
- Acting as a responsible corporate citizen, respecting human rights, and managing the impact of our business on the world around us, and
- Keeping accurate financial and other books and records.
Environmental Management and Compliance
A number of environmental laws, standards, requirements, and policies apply to our business operations, practices, and services. We have a responsibility to understand and follow these requirements, including:
- Conserving energy, water, raw materials and other natural resources,
- Managing materials and wastes properly, and
- Complying with environmental permits and health and safety requirements.
We support a precautionary approach to the materials we forward and strive to minimize the risk of spilling of hazardous materials and the environmental impact of potential incidents.
Respect for People, Human Rights, and Safety
One of our core values is to work as a team with respect and trust for each other. We strive to uphold open and honest communication and to protect employees from discrimination, harassment, or unsafe practices.
Equal Employment Opportunities and Discrimination:
We value diversity in our workforce, as well as in our customers, suppliers, and others. We provide equal employment opportunity to all employees. We do not discriminate employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
Human Trafficking, Child and Forced Labor:
We do not tolerate forced, debt bonded, indentured labor practices, or human trafficking. IEDS does not allow harsh or inhumane treatment, including corporal punishment or the threat of corporal punishment. We expect our suppliers and others to meet these expectations.
We comply with the safety laws, standards and guidelines that apply to our business. Sound safety practices are important in all of our workplaces. To protect our employees, the public, and our communities, we conduct no activity without the proper safety precautions and produce no service without the proper safeguards. We believe workplace injuries and illnesses are preventable. Employees and suppliers at our workplaces are obligated to obey the safety requirements that apply to our job and workplace. We must not begin or continue any work activity contrary to safety requirements.
Follow the Laws:
IEDS must comply with the laws of the states in which it does business. We are each responsible for knowing and following all applicable laws and regulations. Some of the legal topics we encounter include antitrust, anti-corruption, environment, import/export, Homeland Security, intellectual property, privacy, and public communications.
Bribery and Corruption:
We uphold the highest standards of business ethics, to respect local laws and not engage in any form of corruption, bribery, fraud, facilitation payments, or extortion.
Business Gifts and Entertainment:
IEDS’s main rule is that we prefer not to give or receive gifts. IEDS employees shall refer to the Associate Handbook for company gift and entertainment giving and receiving guidelines.
We must use the confidential information of IEDS or others only for business purposes and disclose it only to those who are authorized and have a need to know. Even after we leave IEDS employment, we must continue to protect confidential information (whether IEDS’s or another party’s) and not use or disclose it without authorization. Furthermore, we must not request or encourage anyone to use or disclose privileged, proprietary, or confidential information unless they are authorized to do so by the owner of that information.
IEDS strictly prohibits anti-competitive agreements or conduct, including price fixing, restricting supply of goods & services, bid rigging and market sharing. We require our business associates to be committed to free & fair competition and abide by relevant competition laws and regulations.