Code of Conduct
Our Code reflects on our purpose, our values and the trust our customers, communities and our people place in Coztrix. As important as what we do is how we do it, our high standards of ethical behaviour are fundamental to everything we do. A core set of shared values sets out a common framework around how we are expected to behave and to do the right thing. This includes Speaking Up if we come across a situation that is inconsistent with the Code or our values. As we go about our work it’s important, we have a frame of reference for the decisions we make every day. Our Code can guide us, no matter where we are or what we
do. It’s how we do business.
We Work Safely
We are committed to an accident and injury free workplace, and to protecting the health and wellbeing of our employees. Full and consistent implementation of safety standards, systems and procedures is required wherever we operate.
We Promote Sustainability
We adhere to the social, environmental, and economic principles of sustainable development, and the ongoing role of sustainability as a critical differentiating factor in who we are and how we conduct our business. Our commitment to sustainability includes the promotion of fundamental human rights, especially of those who live in the communities where we operate and those with whom we work.
We Value Diversity and Inclusion
We welcome employees from a wide range of cultures and races and seek to maximize local employment, so our workforce reflects the communities where we operate.
We Make Hiring and Promotion Decisions Fairly
As an equal opportunity employer, We recruit, select, place, promote and compensate employees on the basis of their qualifications for the job and do not discriminate against one another on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age or any other attribute that is protected by local laws.
We Work Collaboratively
We work together toward solutions that benefit our business and our stakeholders. Harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and harassment based upon other legally protected categories), bullying, rude or disrespectful behavior, lewd comments, and pornography are not allowed, and Coztrix prohibits any acts or threats of violence while conducting business on or off Company property.
We Work Honestly
We are truthful in our work-related interactions, whether in explaining a problem to our supervisor or in reporting results. We will not let gifts or entertainment improperly influence decisions related to our business. We avoid situations where Coztrix’s interests and our own interest’s conflict, or even appear to be inconsistent. We do not take personal advantage of opportunities that we discover through our work for Coztrix, and we do not use Coztrix
Property or information for our own or our family members or friends gain. We recognize that our behavior away from the workplace can impact Coztrix and our employment, and we report all legal charges (including traffic violations if we operate a vehicle for the Company) or convictions to our supervisors and the Human Resources department in a timely manner.
We Follow Established Standards
Operations and resource development standards are designed to ensure we perform in a manner that will deliver value for all our stakeholders while honoring our commitments to corporate responsibility.
Our Relationships are Based on Integrity
Our interactions with our business partners and all government officials and agencies, whether local, regional, or national, must be beyond reproach. We prohibit corruption and we only use appropriate and lawful means when we engage with government officials, our partners and other stakeholders to act for the benefit of Coztrix.
The Code does not represent and may not be interpreted as an employment contract or other legally binding agreement between Coztrix and any employee or any other person or entity. Similarly, no person or entity may claim to be a third-party beneficiary of this Code. Unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement or specific employment contract or inconsistent with applicable local law, employment with Coztrix is at-will, which means that either the employee or Coztrix may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, justification or explanation to the other. Unless contrary to local law or a collective bargaining agreement, the at-will nature of any Coztrix employee’s individual employment relationship with Coztrix can only be modified by contract through a written agreement signed by both the employee and either the Human Resources or the Chief Executive.
Code Acknowledgment. I understand and agree that the statements of policies contained in this Code and other Company materials do not constitute a contractual commitment to continued employment. I also understand and agree that the Code of Conduct and other Company policies do not constitute a promise of specific treatment in specific circumstances but are expectations that may be changed by Coztrix whenever in its judgment a change is necessary or appropriate. Coztrix’s policy against retaliation for speaking up in good faith, however, will not be modified.
I have reviewed the Code of Conduct, or, to the extent I have not reviewed it, I accept responsibility for familiarizing myself with its contents. I understand that I may discuss with my supervisor any questions or concerns about the policies the Code of Conduct contains.
Any questions I had regarding this Acknowledgment have been answered to my satisfaction.
Waiver. This Code cannot be waived without appropriate approval. If you encounter a situation that you believe may require waiver of a provision of the Code, raise the issue promptly with your manager or executive officers who seek a waiver should address the board members or a designated committee of the board. Waivers for board members and executive officers will be disclosed to the extent and in the manner required by law.