Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics
Last Updated September 23, 2013
Enventis is committed to the highest standards of legal and ethical business conduct. This Code of Ethics summarizes the legal, ethical, and regulatory standards that Enventis must follow. It applies to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, all officers of the company, the Director of Regulatory Affairs, the Controller, the Division Controller, the Director of Accounting and other such appropriate personnel as identified, ("covered employees") and to the Board of Directors ("Directors") of Enventis Corporation. Compliance with this Code and high standards of business conduct is mandatory.
This Code is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to all of our policies or to all the covered employees' and Directors' responsibilities under law or regulation. It provides general parameters to help them resolve the ethical and legal issues they encounter in conducting our business. This Code is a guideline, or a minimum requirement, that must always be followed. We expect each of the covered employees and Directors to read and become familiar with the ethical standards described in this Code. Violations of the law, our corporate policies, or this Code may lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal.
Honest and Ethical Conduct
We have built our business based on excellence in service, and by adhering to the very highest standards of honesty, ethics, and fairness in our dealings with all of our business contacts. We place the highest value on the integrity of our officers and Board of Directors, and demand this level of integrity in all our dealings. Covered employees and Directors are required to deal honestly with our customers, suppliers, competitors, and other third parties. The following list provides examples of dishonest and unethical conduct under the Code of Ethics, but covered employees and Directors should keep in mind that these examples are not exhaustive. In particular, no covered employees or Directors shall:
- make any bribe, kickback, or any other form of improper payment, direct or indirect, to any government or union official, customer, or supplier in order to obtain a contract, or some other commercial benefit or government action;
- accept any bribe, kickback, or improper payment from anyone;
- make or accept gifts or favors of more than a nominal value to or from our customers or suppliers.
Conflicts of Interest
We insist not only on ethical dealings with others, but on the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships. Our covered employees and Directors should not be involved in any activity that creates or gives the appearance of a conflict of interest between their personal interests and the interests of Enventis. Where conflicts arise, covered employees and Directors must provide full disclosure of the circumstances and refrain from participating in any related decision-making process. The following list provides examples of actual or potential conflicts of interest under the Code of Ethics. Covered employees, officers and Directors should keep in mind these are examples and that this list is not exhaustive.
- A conflict of interest can arise when an employee, officer or Director takes actions or has interests that may make it difficult to perform his/her Company responsibilities objectively and effectively.
- Conflicts of interest may arise when an employee, officer or Director, or members of his/her family, receives improper personal benefits as a result of his/her position with the Company.
- Seeking or accepting any personal loans or guarantee of obligations from Enventis, except to the extent such loans are legally permissible, is a conflict of interest.
- Being a consultant to, or a Director, officer or employee of, or otherwise operating an outside business if the demands of the outside business would interfere with the covered employee's or the Directors responsibilities to Enventis may be a conflict of interest.
Conflicts of interest may not always be clear cut, so if you have questions, you should consult with a higher level of management. Covered employees must notify the Vice President of Human Resources of the existence of any actual or potential conflict of interest, and Directors and officers of the company must notify the Governance/Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of such existence. The Vice President of Human Resources and the Chief Executive Officer shall make the final determination on questionable conflicts of interest for covered employees and any waivers of this Code of Ethics, and the Governance/Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors will make the final determination related to potential conflicts of interest for officers and Directors of the Company and any waivers of this Code of Ethics.
We are committed to providing our shareholders and investors with full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in the reports and documents that we file with and/or submit to the Securities Exchange Commission and in other public communications made by Enventis. Any covered employee or Director in possession of material information must not disclose such information before its public disclosure and must take steps to ensure that Enventis complies with all of its disclosure obligations.
Compliance with Laws
We will comply with all laws and governmental regulations that are applicable to our activities, and expect all our covered employees and Directors to obey the law.
Compliance with the Code of Ethics
Compliance with this Code is, first and foremost, the individual responsibility of each covered employee and Director. Any violations of this Code should be reported to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Company's Ethics Officer. Enventis will not allow any retaliation against any employee or Director who acts in good faith in reporting any violation of the Code.
Accountability for Adherence to the Code
All covered employees and Directors are responsible for abiding by this Code. Discipline for failure to abide by the Code may, when appropriate, include dismissal.