As we begin expanding our operations into international locations, we will likely face a wide range of different legal and business environments. As a company, we strive to conduct ourselves according to the highest standards of ethical behavior. This includes avoiding even the slightest appearance of impropriety. Major and clear objectives are to prevent any improper payments under the anti-corruption laws, promote and enhance our reputation and ethical values, and protect ourselves, our employees, and any agents or representatives from potential liability. To this end, DWS has established an anti-corruption compliance program to educate our employees, representatives, and joint venture partners, to recognize, detect, and avoid potential violations of all applicable anti-corruption laws.
“As we look outside the U.S. into new markets, it was important to us that we carry our culture of integrity wherever we go. To that end, we established a global anti-corruption policy to ensure we always act with integrity, and in the best interest of our company.”
Brian le Vann, President