At Avista, we are committed to delivering reliable energy services and the choices that matter most to our customers. In pursuit of this, we conduct our business ethically and with the highest level of integrity in keeping with our lasting principles of trust, innovation and collaboration.
The success of our business depends upon the reputation of our Company and our employees. Our Code of Conduct outlines the behaviors that are expected of all of us at Avista. Together, we must continue to earn respect and build lasting relationships with our employees, customers, communities, and investors.
Avista’s Code applies equally to all employees, including our officers and members of our Board of Directors. Additionally, our suppliers, contractors, business partners or anyone else working on our behalf are expected to follow the standards outlined in this Code.
Leaders at Avista have additional responsibilities. Leaders are expected to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to ethical business practices and to lead by example while ensuring our Code is followed in their respective areas.
Each of us must understand our Code and the behaviors that are acceptable. Regardless of your position, violations of this Code will not be tolerated. We each have a responsibility to know when additional information or guidance is needed. When questions arise, ask your leader or Human Resources Manager for guidance or contact a member of the Ethics and Compliance or Legal departments.
If a concern arises or you suspect misconduct in our workplace, you have a responsibility to report it. If you are uncomfortable speaking with the groups mentioned above, you may share your concern through our Confidential Message Hotline (1-877-861-6690 or www.avistacorp.alertline.com). Rest assured your concern will be investigated and that we have zero tolerance for any form of retaliation against employees who report concerns in good faith.
The face of Avista may change over the years, but our culture of trust, innovation and collaboration is woven throughout our Company and all that we do. We are proud of each and every one of you and thankful for your commitment to each other, our customers, our communities, and our investors.
|Scott L. Morris || Dennis P. Vermillion|
|Chairman, President and CEO ||President|
|Avista Corporation || Avista Utilities|