Our code of professional conduct defines a set of expectations for the behavior of all firm members. It serves as a guide to help colleagues understand the core elements of our policies and how those policies are anchored in our values. We expect all colleagues to comply with this code of professional conduct and we expect others working on our behalf, such as contractors, advisors, and other suppliers, to act in a manner that is consistent with our code.
As participants in the United Nations Global Compact, we support The Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We also work in collaboration with others to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, like Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.We support the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and employees’ rights of freedom of association and to take part in collective-bargaining processes. Beyond our firm, we take seriously our commitment to assist organizations and grass-roots initiatives that promote human rights and tackle forced-labor and child-labor practices. Consistent with our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we aspire to maintain a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all of our colleagues, applicants, and clients. We expect that all firm members can work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.As a firm, we take our responsibility for the environmental sustainability of our operations seriously, and our staff takes steps to reduce our ecological footprint. We also serve private, public, and social sector clients across the world on steps they are taking to address climate change.
DeWitt stands firmly against bribery and corruption in all its forms. We expressly prohibit any kind of bribe or kickback and fully comply with the anti-corruption laws of all the jurisdictions in which we operate.We have strict policies and professional standards that apply to every member of the firm. Any potential breach of these ethical standards is subject to comprehensive investigation, with appropriate action taken. We have clear internal procedures for firm members to report concerns about values, ethics, and professional conduct.