General Orientation

Rev. November 10, 2020

Code of Conduct

A code of conduct defines how employees should act on a day-to-day basis. It reflects Caron Equipment's daily operations, core values and overall company culture. 

Code of Conduct

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Ethics is an integral part of the culture at Caron Equipment Inc. One of the key factors to our success over the past decades has been our reputation for integrity and fair dealings. Our reputation continues to be one of our most valuable assets as we move forward in our next decades of business. The requirement that the personnel of Caron Equipment must act in accordance with both legal requirements and ethical principles is reflected in our organization’s vison, values and guiding principles, and in a number of our policies.

This Code of Conduct brings together those policies, provides additional guidance on legal and ethical conduct, and implements systems to better ensure compliance.

This code and its associated policies are intended to help ensure that the actions of all of us reflects well on ourselves, our colleagues and Caron Equipment Inc.

Honesty

We are open, candid and truthful.

 

Integrity

Our word is our bond. We do what we say.

We live up to the highest standards of fairness and ethical behavior.

Respect

We work hard to earn our business partners’ trust and respect on every project we undertake.

We are all responsible for building and protecting our reputation as the contractor of choice.

 

Dynamic Culture

We constantly seek new opportunities to learn, to improve, to teach and to add value.

 

Passion

We love what we do.

We take the lead, and we lead by example

Core Values

We live up to the highest standards of fairness and ethical behavior.

In support of our core values, each employee engaged by Caron Equipment abides by this Code of Conduct.

Each of those persons also commits to abide by all the policies referenced in this code that are relevant to that person. Violations will be the cause for corrective action, which may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or services contract.

Obey the Law; We will conduct our business in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We will conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of ethics. Most ethical problems can be avoided by exercising common sense.

 

Act Ethically

  • We will provide a workplace where everyone feels respected, satisfied, and appreciated.

  • We will respect diversity.

  • We will comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, wherever we do business, and with the requirements of our violence and harassment.

  • We will provide a safe and healthy work environment and observe environmentally sound business practices. We will comply with the requirements of all applicable laws and all of our policies respecting safety and the environment.

Positive and Ethical Work Environment

Employees have a duty to advance the legitimate interests of that company. A conflict of interest occurs whenever that person’s private interests are not aligned with – or appear not to be aligned with – the interests of that company.

In addition, you must avoid any relationship, influence, or activity that might impair, or even appear to impair, your ability to make objective and fair decisions when performing your job.

You must not use company property or information for personal gain, or take for yourself personally any opportunity that is discovered through your position with Caron Equipment Inc.

Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Transactions between Caron Equipment Inc. and its clients, subcontractors and suppliers must be promptly and accurately recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting best practices and principles.

You must not misrepresent facts in company records or falsify company records. Costs incurred on one project must not be charged to another project, unless expressly permitted by contract and applicable law.

Record Keeping

Private interests must not conflict with or appear to conflict with interests of Caron Equipment.

We are committed to full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in all public communications, including all periodic reports and documents filed with government entities.

 

Those disclosure obligations apply to all persons who have any responsibility for preparing, drafting, reviewing, signing or certifying the information contained in such reports. This requires operating in an environment of open communication, while not compromising proprietary and confidentiality concerns.

Competition

In your dealings with competitors (including; competitive bidding, teaming agreements or joint ventures), you must be familiar with the applicable competition and antitrust laws that apply to those activities and you must comply with Caron Equipment Inc.’s policies and all legal requirements.

 

General Guidance

Favorable treatment must not be sought, received, or given in exchange for furnishing or receiving gratuities.

We must also avoid any acts that might give the appearance that such favorable treatment was sought, received or given.

We will not tolerate any violation of applicable law or of our policies related to gifts, gratuities and business courtesies.

 

Rights and Confidentiality

You are responsible for proper use of property, information resources, materials, facilities and equipment belonging to us and to our subcontractors, suppliers and clients.

 

You must use and maintain these assets with care and respect, guarding against waste and abuse.

Your personal use of assets belonging to Caron Equipment Inc. must always be approved by senior management.

Including the use of Caron Equipment Inc. vehicles with passengers whom are not employed by our company.

 

Electronic Communication

If electronic communication is used improperly, such communications may expose us to significant risks and liability. Accordingly, electronic communications of any type, including other oral or written forms of communications, must be conducted in accordance with this Code of Conduct and with our Social Media Policy.

 

Guiding Principles

We are accountable to one another and everyone has the responsibility, the freedom and the power to act. In order to protect our organization from unethical or illegal activity, it is your duty and obligation at all times to be watchful of the practices that you see occurring around you, to take reasonable steps to prevent or detect improper conduct, and to report any suspicion of fraudulent, abusive, unethical or illegal activity.

 

One of the principles of this policy is to provide an avenue for you to raise concerns and to assure you that you will be protected from reprisals or victimization for reporting, in good faith, suspected fraudulent or other unethical or illegal acts.

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