Every associate of the Summit Consolidated Group of companies is obligated to comply with the laws and regulations that govern our industries. Every employee should be aware that he or she has the responsibility to seek guidance and direction whenever he or she is unsure of the propriety of any particular course of action.
The Summit Consolidated companies emphasize that our leaders are to set the example and be a model for appropriate conduct. Our leaders must also ensure that those on their team have sufficient information to comply with the relevant laws, regulations and policies, as well as the resources to resolve ethical dilemmas. They must create a culture that promotes the highest standards of ethics and compliance. Summit executives and associates must never sacrifice ethical and compliant behavior in pursuit of business objectives. It is a condition of continued employment that all Summit associates comply with these standards. Employees, and persons retained as independent contractors, in positions which require professional licenses, certifications or other credentials are responsible for maintaining the current status of their credentials and shall comply at all times with Federal and state requirements applicable to their respective disciplines. The Summit Consolidated Group will not allow employees or affiliates to work without valid, current licenses or credentials if they are required in their professional duties.
Each employee has an individual responsibility for reporting any activity by any employee or affiliate that appears to violate applicable laws, rules, regulations or policies. This is not just encouraged, it is expected. Retribution or retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, reports a possible violation is strictly prohibited. Anyone who deliberately makes false accusations or participates in retaliation will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.