ETHICS AND
GOVERNANCE

ETHICS AND
GOVERNANCE

From left to right: Charles R. Lambert – Treasurer and Managing Director of Capital Markets; Rosa H. Hooper – Vice President, Managing Director of Asset Management and Underwriting; R. Lucas Savage – Vice President, International Acquisitions; Edward K. Aldag, Jr. – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; R. Steven Hamner – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Emmett E. McLean – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary; J. Kevin Hanna – Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Supported by management and Board oversight, we operate our business with a demonstrated commitment to the highest level of ethical conduct, everywhere in the company and every day.

This commitment is reinforced by our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, which confirms our position on fair, ethical and honest business dealings, good governance, and compliance with applicable laws, while demonstrating respect for all human rights and a workplace free from harassment.

We regularly review and update our policies governing ethical conduct and responsible behavior to ensure that we are employing best practices and are set up for continued success.

  • Corporate Governance Guidelines ensure the Company is governed in a manner that serves the interests of shareholders, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Code of Ethics and Business Conduct outlines our principles regarding fair, ethical and honest business dealings, full and fair disclosure, and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy outlines our zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption.
  • Employee Handbook outlines our general employment policies and work rules, including our equal opportunities and harassment policies.

Employees around the world are encouraged to share any ethics or compliance concerns with the Code of Ethics Contact Person. We also have a hotline for the reporting of any ethics concerns.

All reports are addressed promptly and thoroughly by the audit committee and Code of Ethics Contact Person. Anyone who reports violations of the Code is ensured protection against retaliation.

All employees, including management, receive anti-corruption training.