Ethics Obligations for Chief Executive Officer and Employees with Financial Reporting Responsibilities
Revised: May 18, 2017
a public company it is of critical importance that the Company’s reports to the
public and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission be accurate and
timely.Depending on their position with
the Company, employees may be called upon to provide information to assure that
the Company’s public reports are complete, fair and understandable.The Company expects all of its personnel to
take this responsibility very seriously and to provide prompt and accurate
answers to inquiries related to the Company’s public disclosure requirements.
Finance Department bears a special responsibility for promoting integrity
throughout the organization, with responsibilities to stakeholders both inside
and outside of the Company.The Chief
Executive Officer and Finance Department personnel have a special role both to
adhere to these principles themselves and also to ensure that a culture exists
throughout the Company as a whole that ensures the fair and timely reporting of
the Company’s financial results and condition.
of this special role, the Chief Executive Officer and all members of the
Company’s Finance Department are bound by the following Code of Ethics, and by
accepting this Code of Ethics, each agrees that he or she will:
with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest
in personal and professional relationships.
information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and
understandable to ensure full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable
disclosure in reports and documents that the Company files, with, or submits
to, government agencies and in other public communications.
with rules and regulations of federal, state, provincial and local governments,
and other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies.
in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without
misrepresenting material facts or allowing one’s independent judgment to be
the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of one’s work except
when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose.Confidential information acquired in the
course of one’s work will not be used for personal advantage.
knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to stakeholders’ needs.
promote and be an example of ethical behavior as a responsible partner among
peers, in the work environment and the community.
responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or
- Make no offer, promise, payment or authorization
to pay anything of value to any foreign government official for the purpose of
influencing any act or decision in order to obtain or retain business.
- Maintain records in reasonable detail to reflect
accurately and fairly transactions and dispositions of assets.
Concerns about actions or circumstances that
appear inconsistent with our Code of Conduct should be dealt with as
- Review the matter with your supervisor or
- If the matter is not resolved or if you do not
wish to review the matter with your supervisor or manager, you can review
the matter with a member of the Human Resources Department.
If the matter is not resolved or if you do not
feel comfortable discussing the matter with any of the persons listed
above, you can contact the Company’s Integrity Line, which is operated by
an independent company, and report the matter, if permitted by local law.
You can contact the Integrity Line:
- By telephone: 1-844-826-8142 – Employees located
outside the U.S. and Canada should first dial the AT&T Direct Code in their
country and then either dial or ask the operator to connect them to the number
listed above. The AT&T Direct Codes are available on the internet at: http://www.business.att.com/bt/access.jsp
- Via the internet at www.kewaunee.ethicspoint.com
- By mail addressed to: Kewaunee Scientific
Integrity Line, PMB 3767 | 13950 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 300 |
Charlotte, NC 28277
If the matter involves questionable accounting
or auditing matters, you can also contact the Audit Committee of the Board
- By mail address to Audit Committee, c/o
Corporate Secretary, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, 2700 West Front Street,
Statesville, North Carolina 28677
Violations of this Code of Ethics, including failures
to report potential violations by others, will be viewed as a severe
disciplinary matter that may result in personnel action, including termination
is against the Company’s policy to retaliate against any employee for good
faith reporting of violations of this Code.