Accuride Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to conducting its business in conformance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. Every Accuride associate, officer and director has an obligation to ensure that his or her personal conduct complies with the Code of Conduct. Each associate, officer and director also has an obligation to ensure that associates abide by the Code of Conduct and to report known or suspected Code of Conduct violations.
The importance of complying with the Code of Conduct and legal and regulatory requirements cannot be over-emphasized. Compliance is a priority to Accuride. The commitment of all associates, officers and directors to the standards and principals reflected in the Code of Conduct is needed to ensure that the reputation of Accuride continues to be one of its most valuable business assets.
“Our business dealings will be based on integrity. We require our associates and those they deal with to act honestly, with respect for others, and in accordance with all laws and prudent business practices.” (Accuride Value Statement)
Accuride’s integrity and business reputation are two of its most important assets. This Code of Conduct embodies this philosophy. There are no circumstances in which straying from the Code of Conduct will benefit our Company.
The following descriptions provide a brief summary of each business policy in the Code of Conduct and a general overview of its contents. For complete details about each policy, please download the complete Accuride Code of Conduct 2013.
It is the policy of Accuride to comply with the antitrust laws of the United States and with the laws regulating competitive practices in all other locations where we do business. This policy identifies and discusses how employees can avoid illegal and unethical interactions with customers, suppliers, and/or competitors in situations involving unlawful agreements, discriminatory, and predatory pricing, reciprocity, etc.
It is the policy of Accuride to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees based solely on the qualifications of each individual. This policy describes and prohibits any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability. The policy emphasizes that all such discrimination is unacceptable in the workplace.
It is the policy of Accuride to establish and maintain a safe and healthy workplace and to protect the environment. This policy covers the responsibility of management and employees to ensure compliance with all environmental laws and to provide a hazard-free workplace by using appropriate processes, practices and methods, and by providing timely education and training.
It is the policy of Accuride to prevent situations in which an employee’s interests are in conflict with those of the Company. This policy explains the responsibility of employees and their family members to avoid any action that may interfere with the employee’s primary duty to serve the Company at all times.
It is the policy of Accuride to conduct its business both ethically and legally and to present its financial information in a manner that will not mislead or misinform those who receive and use it. This policy proscribes improper use of Corporate funds to gain favorable treatment by regulatory authorities, and describes the requirements for maintaining and reporting financial information.
It is the policy of Accuride to comply with insider trading and other securities laws. This policy discusses that employees are prohibited from trading Accuride securities or recommending that others buy or sell Accuride securities while the employees are in possession of material, nonpublic information about Accuride.
It is the policy of Accuride to ensure the protection and proper use of the Company’s assets. This policy covers the protection of property from theft, damage or inadvertent access and the use of Company property for legitimate business purposes. This policy explains that Company property includes written communications, including emails, and voicemails.
It is the policy of Accuride to encourage employees to be actively involved in the civic affairs of the communities in which they live. This policy discusses restrictions on political contributions and provides guidance for individuals who speak on behalf of the Company.
It is the policy of Accuride to conduct operations and activities outside the United States in complete compliance with the letter and spirit of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This policy discusses that no Company officer, employee, or agent shall offer payments to a foreign official to induce that official to affect any government act or decision in a manner that will assist the Company to obtain or retain business.