Code of Conduct & Human Rights

Code of Conduct                                    Our Commitment to Human Rights                            Contractor Code of Conduct

Avista has a long-standing history of providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy. Fundamental to this is conducting our business ethically, honestly, and with the highest level of integrity. We work hard all day, every day, doing what’s right for our customers and our communities because we know they count on us. 
Our people and our culture have always been our greatest strengths. We believe that diversity in our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives makes us stronger as a company and a community. Our success depends on the Company’s reputation and that of our employees. We must continually earn the trust and confidence of each other, our customers, communities and stakeholders. Each business decision we make provides us with this opportunity. 
Avista’s Code of Conduct (“Code”) outlines the behaviors that are expected of all of us and is designed to help guide our actions. Leaders have an even greater responsibility to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to ethical business practices and to lead by example. Regardless of your position, violations of this Code or Company policies will not be permitted.  
Avista depends on each of us to speak up when there is a concern or something’s not right so that the Company can address the situation. We know it takes courage to come forward. You can be confident you are doing the right thing and that your concern will be handled promptly and appropriately. If you are uncertain of what to do in a situation, speak with your leader, any Avista leader, a Human Resources Manager, or a member of the Ethics and Compliance or Legal departments. A Confidential Hotline (1-877-861-6690 or is also available for reporting. Rest assured, Avista has zero tolerance for any form of retaliation against anyone who reports a concern in good faith.
At Avista, the work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and customer-focused mindset of our employees are woven throughout our Company. As history continues to unfold, know that together, we will continue to shape our energy future with imaginative thinking and innovative energy solutions.


Dennis P. Vermillion
President & CEO
Avista Corporation
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