Here at Republic, we are committed to maintaining a highly ethical culture and we count on every employee to make good decisions and to do what is right when faced with everyday challenges. Our continued success depends on working together to behave ethically and in compliance with the law and our policies every day and in every aspect of our jobs. But how do we always know what is appropriate conduct?
Our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct is your go-to guide for doing your job ethically and for examples of the types of responsible decisions we should be making each day. When we refer to ethical decisions, we mean decisions that are guided by Republic’s core values, also known as the 5Rs – to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless. Our Code helps explain how we can put those values into practice as we carry out our job responsibilities.
Every employee has a personal responsibility to understand and comply with our values, our Code and our policies. It is important to note that our Code does not cover every ethical question or dilemma you might face while on the job, and when the right decision is unclear, think through the issue before you act.
As a tool to help you make good ethical decisions, the Company is providing all employees with a wallet card that includes the following questions to consider when you are uncertain of the right thing to do: