Showing its commitment to operating honestly and adhering to high standards of ethical responsibility, HKScan is adopting a new channel enabling anonymous reporting of any suspected breaches of good conduct.

HKScan Fair Way is an important new tool helping the company to ensure ethical conduct throughout the company’s operations.

According to a news release from the company, this convenient new channel is intended for reporting suspected cases of unethical behavior in HKScan’s business. This applies to suspected violations of the law or other official regulations or deviations from HKScan’s Code of Conduct or other policies.

This may include:

  1. questionable or suspected improper accounting or auditing practices;
  2. suspected violations of HKScan’s Code of Conduct, policies and guidelines;
  3. suspected breaches of financial market rules and regulations governing listed companies, and
  4. suspected infringements of any other laws or regulations that govern HKScan’s operations.

All reports are processed confidentially

HKScan Fair Way is a fully confidential and anonymous channel intended for anyone who wishes to raise concerns regarding the company or its conduct. The system fulfills high standards of data protection and information security. To guarantee the complete anonymity of all individuals raising their concerns, the system is maintained by an external service provider.

Ethical behavior has been a major concern in recent months for the Finland-based meat and poultry company. In November 2016, the company initiated an internal investigation into its Baltic business to ensure that the principles of good corporate governance and HKScan’s Code of Conduct have been followed. Four members of the Baltic business’ management team were terminated after the investigation revealed they were engaged in unethical behavior.