Managing such a large international organization requires a set of internal corporate mechanisms through which ethical management can be implemented and compliance monitored. At Samsung Engineering, we are dedicated to ensuring fair treatment for all of our employees, partners, and clients.
Based off of Samsung Group's core values and business principles, Samsung Engineering's Code of Ethics and Conduct lays out our commitment to ethical business practices and outlines the values and priorities expected of managers, employees and subcontractors.
For more information on Samsung Engineering's Code of Ethics, please refer to the Ethical Management Website.
The Compliance Program is an organization-wide initiative used to guarantee self-governing legal compliance. This program, which is overseen by the CEO and a committee of senior executives, has created a support network of compliance officers with representatives in every department. These representatives are charged with dispensing advice on important policies, directing employees to the necessary legal resources, and reporting any infractions, violations, or complaints to the relevant governing committee for appropriate resolution. By ensuring all of our employees comply with governing laws, regulations, and policies the program mitigates risk and insulates the company and its employees from unanticipated legal fallout.
The Compliance Program offers specific guidelines for fair trade, anti-corruption, environment & safety, labor & corporate culture, and data security in order to ensure full compliance with Samsung Engineering's codes of conduct, ethical protocols, and corporate policies. By utilizing internal communication channels, Samsung Engineering is able to increase compliance awareness and provide employees with ongoing education and training regarding compliance management. To verify that these goals are being met, the Compliance Program operates an interdepartmental compliance monitoring system and regularly inspects individual offices and project sites.
Samsung Engineering utilizes an internal support portal known as the Engineering Compliance System (ECS), which functions as a means of communication between the compliance team and Samsung Engineering's personnel. Additionally, the ECS is an archive of compliance guidelines, legal references, and other compliance documents. Through this system, employees can seek legal advice and report legal violations witnessed in the workplace.
Since Samsung Engineering operates internationally and employs people with diverse backgrounds, fostering a transparent and ethical working environment requires clear policies on subjects such as anti-collusion and anti-corruption. By doing this, we are able to lay a solid foundation for an organization-wide culture of integrity.
In accordance with Anti-Collusion Guidelines, Samsung Engineering prohibits its employees from meeting with any member of a rival company. When such meetings are necessary, the employee must submit a pre-authorization request as well as a post-meeting assessment. This process is designed to reduce the risks of corporate collusion.
In order to encourage corporate integrity, we operate a website that displays Samsung Engineering's Code of Conduct and a clear explanation of the standards and practices of fair and transparent management. Additionally, this website allows employees go through the proper channels to report any violation of corporate ethics.
To evaluate and improve employee compliance, Samsung Engineering conducts self-assessment surveys every year. The results are then incorporated into the following year's compliance campaign and training programs.
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