Working for Bates Drug Stores, Inc. & Code Of Business Ethics
At Bates, ethical conduct and legal compliance are the foundation for our position of industry leadership. Bates' ability to maintain its leadership position requires that each employee, officer and director exhibit a high level of personal integrity when interacting with Bates' customers, business partners, shareholders, and each other. Directors, officers and employees must allow honesty, common sense and good judgment to govern their conduct.
As a condition of employment, each officer and employee is expected to comply with this Code of Business Ethics and will be held accountable if he or she fails to do so. This Code provides the standards of conduct that guide all directors, officers, and employees of Bates. All of our directors, officers and employees must conduct themselves appropriately and seek to avoid even the appearance of improper behavior.
Our Ethics Statement serves as the benchmark by which each of our daily business decisions should be measured and should be at the core of decision making.
"At Bates, ethical standards guide our business conduct. We act lawfully and with integrity in our dealings with our customers, business partners, shareholders, and with each other."
Compliance with Laws, Rules and Regulations
Bates' directors, officers and employees are required to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.Full disclosure is expected regarding any proceedings (past & present) that may compromise any applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
Because of the nature of our business, Bates possesses sensitive and confidential information about our customers, business partners and the Company itself. All directors, officers and employees have a duty to protect against the disclosure of such information unless disclosure is authorized and within the law.
With respect to our customers, who entrust us with confidential personal information, Bates is committed to safeguarding all such information, including information gathered through applications and supporting documents, account information obtained in the course of our ongoing relationships with customers, and information exchanged through the Company's website.