ETHICS + COMPLIANCE
HIPP strives to move beyond compliance with laws and regulations, approaching ethics issues proactively. We continually improve and enhance our ethics and compliance program by monitoring evolving risks and benchmarking best practices in our company, our industry, and the global business community.
At HIPP we have continuously made ethical conduct a top priority as integrity has always been one of the company's enduring values. HIPP aims to instill strong ethical standards - excellence, trust, and responsive service - into our everyday business culture. Our leadership team continuously models this ethical conduct and we believe it essential for the success of every employee and business partner, the health of the company, and the benefit of all stakeholders.
Code of Conduct
The HIPP Code of Conduct and Ethics is the centerpiece of the commitment HIPP has made to conduct business with the highest standards of integrity. HIPP finds every incident of corruption, no matter how small, to be unacceptable. HIPP's Code of Conduct sets clear standards for employees to apply to every business environment and context.
Anti-Corruption Initiatives through Collective Action
HIPP believes collective action is critical to affecting positive change. HIPP has taken a leadership role in external initiatives focused on eliminating corruption and bribery, creating a level playing field for business, and engaging governments through collective action.
HIPP partners, suppliers, contractors, and other third parties are key participants in our striving for high standards of business conduct. They are expected to maintain these standards of integrity and to comply with the laws and regulations that govern their business and the business they do on behalf of HIPP. HIPP requires all our suppliers and contractors to comply, and in turn require their suppliers and contractors to comply, with HIPP's Code of Conduct.
Compliance Program Structure
HIPP's Team Leads and Board of Directors are committed to ensuring the company has an effective Compliance and Ethics Program. The company's Compliance and Ethics Committee, made up of Team Leads and other senior management support the company to operate at the highest-level of ethical business standards.
We believe in supporting and protecting the health, safety, welfare, security, and dignity of each team member (employee, contractor, supplier, partner) on our projects. Ethical recruitment and employment practices, safe work practices, as well as safe and healthy living and working conditions are foundational to HIPP's integrity in business practices.
Standards of Ethics in Action
HIPP holds itself to high standards of ethics, beyond compliance with local state, and federal law. HIPP's commitment is to conduct business, both internal and external, based on our foundational principles of integrity, honesty, responsibility, and service.
At HIPP we manage compliance risk by consulting our business experts, proactively identifying challenges, and strategizing to ethically overcome them for the benefit of not only HIPP but all business partners, clients, and the industry at large.
HIPP employees, clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and other third-party business partners can ask questions about the Code of Conduct or report any suspected misconduct involving HIPP directly to HIPP at BD@hipp-usa.com