IAMGOLD's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics embodies the commitment of IAMGOLD and its subsidiaries to conduct business in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and the highest ethical standards. This Code applies to the Board of Directors, employees, contractors and representatives in every business where IAMGOLD operates globally.
These guiding principles will be applied through a commitment to:
Adherence to applicable laws and regulations wherever the Company does business
Respecting the right of all employees to fair treatment, equal opportunity and a working environment free from discrimination or harassment of any sort
Working in an environmentally responsible manner and working safely, in accordance with regulatory and other industry standards
Requiring employees, contractors and representatives to avoid a conflict or the appearance of a conflict of interest
Being honest and acting with integrity in all business relationships
Safeguarding IAMGOLD assets, corporate opportunities and confidential information and protecting them from misuse
Maintaining accurate books and records
Requiring employees, contractors and representatives to report violations of this Code
Our ethics are not simply rules and regulations; rather, they describe for us the right way of doing business and of relating to others. Often, they reflect standard legal concepts. Always, they represent our values and how we expect ourselves and our fellow employees to treat each other, as well as our consultants, contractors, suppliers, shareholders and the people who live and work in the communities, and countries where IAMGOLD operates. It is the responsibility of all IAMGOLD employees to read, understand and abide by IAMGOLD’s Code of Business Conduct & Ethics and it is the responsibility of all employees to ensure that consultants and contractors abide by the Code’s contents.
IAMGOLD is committed to a policy of timely, factual, accurate and complete disclosure of all material information in order to keep shareholders and other interested parties informed on the Company's activities and business. IAMGOLD is also committed to preventing selective disclosure of material information. This policy extends to all employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, its board of directors and those authorized to speak on its behalf. It covers disclosure in documents filed with the securities regulatory authorities (including stock exchanges) and written statements made in the Company's annual and quarterly reports, news releases, letters to shareholders, presentations by management and information contained on the Company's web site and other electronic communications. It extends to oral statements made in meetings and telephone conversations with analysts and investors, interviews with the media, as well as speeches, press conferences and conference calls.
Compliance Reporting (whistleblower) System
Any IAMGOLD employee, or member of the public, who becomes aware of any existing violation of IAMGOLD's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics has several options regarding the reporting of the violation.
All complaints will be treated on a confidential basis and, if reported using the Hotline and if so specified by the person reporting the complaint, will be treated on an anonymous basis. Generally, a report of a complaint will only be disclosed to those persons who have a need to know in order to properly carry out an investigation of such a complaint. Retaliation against any employee who honestly reports a concern about an illegal or unethical conduct will not be tolerated. The reporting of this behaviour is part of our core culture of accountability and responsibility and IAMGOLD does not tolerate retaliation – this our promise in return for our employees making such reports. Anyone engaging in retaliatory conduct will be subject to disciplinary action by IAMGOLD, which may include termination.