Sharing Your Concerns
At Alba, we believe in upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional behaviour in everything we do. If you suspect that unethical behaviour is taking place, you should report it. Your line supervisor or manager is usually a good place to start with a concern. You may also get help or advice from a member of Alba’s Integrity Task Force, which consists of the HR, Internal Audit, and Legal managers. However, if you feel uncomfortable using one of these resources, you may also contact Integrity Line, as described below, at any time.
Retaliation will not be tolerated
Every employee should feel secure in seeking advice and in raising concerns. Alba will not tolerate retaliation against those who raise concerns in good faith, even if the concern turns out to be unfounded.
Alba’s Integrity Line
If you ever feel uncomfortable speaking to others directly, Alba has also implemented a reporting help line through which Alba employees, contractors and commercial partners, and even other stakeholders and the broader community can report in confidence any breaches of Alba’s Code of Conduct, such as financial irregularities, frauds and other matters that could potentially prove damaging to the company. It is called Integrity Line, and is operated by an independent company that helps businesses respond to concerns about compliance and ethics.
Please note that this procedure should not be used to report safety, environmental or security accidents, incidents or emergencies – these should be reported immediately under other Alba procedures. Employee-related grievances are also more appropriately handled through the grievance procedure administered by HR.
The Integrity Line is designed to operate on a confidential basis. You should feel free to raise concerns in good faith without fear of losing your job or suffering any form of retribution as a result. You can even make your report anonymously. However, we would prefer that you provide your name and contact information, and we assure you that these details will be kept absolutely confidential. You can support your report with documentary evidences and references, which can be attached to your report on the website.