With the introduction of the Code of Ethics & Business Conduct, Olympus KeyMed has created an infrastructure that enables employees to obtain advice or confidentially report infringements of Olympus’ ethical principles.
Points of Contact
Several points of contact are available to you should you wish to discuss or report any point or question whatsoever in relation to violations, content changes or interpretations of our Code.
Your first point of contact for questions relating to the Code, or for reporting violations, is your own supervisor.
The responsible compliance department is an alternative point of contact for reporting violations, where direct reporting to the supervisor is not desired. Naturally, questions and complaints will be treated in the strictest confidence if requested. The compliance department also has overall responsibility for the implementation and development of our Code. In this respect, it is your point of contact for proposals for improvement and complaints. The compliance department is ready to assist you with the legal and practical application of the Code.
In some cases you may, however, wish to raise your concerns without your identity being disclosed to Olympus. The EthicsLine is a confidential, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year service, which is operated by an independent company.
The EthicsLine is available to all employees, as well as to all Olympus business partners, who need to request assistance or report a potential ethics violation. You may call in total confidence, knowing that the call will not be traced. Anyone using the EthicsLine may remain anonymous, except where specifically prohibited by local law. Your name or any facts which may identify you individually will only be communicated to Olympus or anybody else with your explicit consent. All matters reported through the EthicsLine will be given full consideration and thoroughly investigated.
How to reach the EthicsLine
You may contact the EthicsLine in your native language via:
- Web reporting: www.expolink.co.uk/ethicsline.olympus
- Email: ethicsline.olympus[at]expolink.co.uk
- Telephone, dialing the following freephone numbers