Because Fluor understands that the Fluor Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
(the Code) cannot possibly cover every subject area or situation, the company strives
to ensure that individuals know the right questions to ask, the right experts to
consult, and the right way to make decisions.
Employee Decision-Making Model
If ever in doubt, Fluor personnel are instructed to ask:
- Is this legal? Have I checked with the company's subject matter expert?
Would it conflict with any of Fluor's core values: safety, integrity,
teamwork or excellence?
- Am I involving the right people?
- How would I feel telling my family or children about my decision?
- If I choose to act on this situation, would my decision by fair?
How would I feel reading about my choice in a newspaper, or explaining my
choice to a judge or jury?
- If you know it's wrong, don't do it.
- If in doubt, ASK.
- Keep asking until you get an answer.
- Don't ignore what you believe to be illegal or unethical conduct.
- Set an example for others.
Take responsibility by DOING THE RIGHT THING. For managers, this includes taking
responsibility for having the proper and necessary policies, procedures and an environment
to DO THE RIGHT THING.
Training is one of the most critical components for the success of any ethics and
compliance program. Fluor's training program has a multi-topic curriculum
to ensure employees understand the risks that apply to their positions and comply
with the related Fluor policies and practices.
All Fluor salaried employees receive Code training, with an emphasis on anti-corruption
and other key risk areas.
Additionally, employees are asked to participate in specialty, web-based training
modules that focus on key risk areas related to their job function at Fluor. Face-to-face
training classes are also conducted, including project-specific, anti-corruption
training, as well as other classes focused on ethics and compliance risk areas for
targeted employees and directors.
As part of our ongoing commitment to adhere to the highest standards of business
conduct and ethics, our employees are asked annually to review Fluor's Code of Business
Conduct and Ethics to ensure their understanding of the company's commitment to
integrity and ethics and to certify to their understanding and adherence to the
Code. This practice also requires employees to disclose ethical concerns and actual
or potential conflicts of interest for resolution.
Seeking Advice and Reporting Concerns
It is of the highest importance to Fluor that employees seek guidance if they are
ever unsure about the right thing to do in a business situation and are willing
to readily report concerns about suspected unethical behavior. In addition to encouraging
personnel to speak with their immediate supervisor, others in management, Human
Resources, Industrial Relations, a Fluor subject-matter expert or an investigating
department, our company has in place a toll-free Compliance and Ethics Hotline to facilitate reporting, anonymously where permitted by local law, and seeking
advice around the globe. Fluor will not tolerate any form of direct or indirect
retaliation that arises from anyone reporting suspected illegal or unethical conduct
in good faith.
Clients, partners, suppliers, and subcontractors also are encouraged
to report any suspected misconduct involving or affecting Fluor, whether or not
the concern involves the supplier or contractor, by contacting their Fluor representative,
Fluor's Chief Procurement Officer (for suppliers and contractors) or
Fluor's Compliance and Ethics Hotline Compliance
and Ethics Hotline