Ethics & Compliance
SHV has always been committed to achieving the highest standards of Ethics and Integrity, where people are expected to refrain from business decisions that conflict with our values.
We act with integrity, in line with the law and our policies. This is a responsibility of every person working at SHV. Every day, we pay attention to the importance of doing business in a compliant and ethical way in line with the culture of SHV: a culture in which SHV has never tolerated and will never tolerate unethical or unlawful behaviour. If we come across irregularities, we investigate immediately and action will be taken.
SHV management is responsible for sustaining this commitment. Independent Ethics & Compliance departments in all companies provide insights into expected behaviour and support management to take their responsibility. The Ethics & Compliance departments also provide people with the right tools when working under challenging circumstances or facing dilemmas. At SHV Holdings, an Ethics & Compliance framework and policies is in place. The SHV Groups are responsible for implementing and continuously updating this framework in their organisations. The E&C function works closely with, amongst others, management, HR, Legal and Audit.
As part of the Ethics & Compliance programme, SHV offers a company-wide service and safe environment for all employees and other stakeholders to voice any concerns about workplace practices. This service, called "Speak Up", is a confidential whistleblowing phone line and webservice that is used throughout SHV. Taken together, the steps and policies outlined above help us to meet our strong commitment to maintain our culture of integrity and trust.