In 2013, CHG-MERIDIAN passed a Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct describes the basic principles of our corporate culture — not only for our employees, but also for our business partners and clients.
The Code of Conduct is designed to provide orientation and help prevent inappropriate behavior. The rules of behavior described here apply to all employees of the CHG-MERIDIAN Group.
The concepts explained in the Code of Conduct unite all of our employees, regardless of which country they work in. They are the basis of our economic success, and should continue to guide us in the future as well. We expect our business partners to act and do business according to similar principles.
CHG-MERIDIAN expects its employees and business partners to report any compliance violations that they become aware of. Contact persons for such reports include immediate supervisors, senior management, the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) as well as an external ombudsman.
Our behavior towards one another is characterised by respect, trust, and tolerance. We therefore handle all reports of possible violations as strictly confidential. We assume that our whistle-blower system will be used responsibly and with integrity.
A report will not be classified as a breach of confidence. Such reports will not result in discriminatory action against the reporting person, provided that he or she made the report in good faith regarding the accuracy of his or her statements. The whistle-blower remains anonymous at all times unless the whistle-blower expressly permits disclosure either in advance or after the fact.
The CHG-MERIDIAN ombudsman is - in addition to the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) - the central point of contact and the anonymous authority with respect to CHG-MERIDIAN in the whistle-blower system. The law firm Walder Wyss in Basel (CH) is available as a neutral ombudsman.
Non-disclosure agreement between CHG-MERIDIAN and the ombudsman: