Transparency and Trust are the building blocks of any organization’s credibility. At GFL, we hold ourselves and everyone we work with to the highest standards of ethics and conduct. This commitment to our employees, clients, suppliers, and other business partners guides everything we do.
Establishing an environment where the stakeholders feel safe in raising concerns without the fear of retaliation enables communication for reporting wrongdoing or any inappropriate or illegal activity. The Company provides ‘Ethics Line’ – an exclusive & a confidential channel for seeking guidance and reporting concerns about possible violations that is in breach of the principles of Ethics, Integrity and Transparency of regulations or applicable laws or company policies. Some specific examples of incidences may include but are not limited to the following:
Our stakeholders internal /external i.e. Employees, Vendors, Suppliers, Service providers, Customers, Business Associates, Partners, Shareholders and other Stakeholder or third party are encouraged to report incidences and violation of the Code of Conduct or Company policies.
GFL believes in anonymous reporting and is committed to protect the confidentiality of all its stakeholders. However, the details provided by the reportee may be the basis to carry out the investigation leading to identity disclosure of the reportee. The information shall be received by our Ethics Officer, which assures whistleblowers absolute secrecy and no reprisals as per the Whistleblower Policy of the Company.
The Company has a non retaliation policy and strictly prohibits any form of retaliatory action against employees or any stake holder raising issues, concerns participating in an investigation and making a good faith report.