Reporting Ethical Violations
Speak Up For Integrity
At Cooper Standard, Integrity Drives Us to be honest, ethical and responsible. Our Code of Conduct defines these expected behaviors and applies to all directors, officers, and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, including our chief executive officer, chief financial officer and controller. When something doesn’t seem right, we expect you to take action to address the issue and report it to Cooper Standard. You should report any suspected or actual violations of our Code of Conduct to one of the Company’s ethics reporting resources.
Ethics Reporting Resources
We have established a number of ethics reporting resources for employees and third parties to report any suspected or actual violations of and seek guidance about our Code of Conduct.
Employees can report violations to their supervisor or manager, to any member of the Human Resources team, the legal department, or ethics and compliance office (firstname.lastname@example.org) in addition to using any of the following methods. Third parties may also report violations using these methods:
*For suspected or actual violations originating in the EU: Reporters may also report certain concerns externally to the designated competent authority in the EU country where the concern arose.
Contact the IntegrityLine
The Cooper Standard IntegrityLine is a reporting service hosted by a third-party provider, Navex Global, that allows you to ask a question or submit a report online or obtain a toll-free hotline number. Where allowed by local law, you may choose to submit a report anonymously. For more information about the IntegrityLine, please see these commonly asked questions.
Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office
You can report known or suspected violations of law or our policies or ask for guidance to the Legal Department or Ethics and Compliance Office by emailing email@example.com.
Contact the Board of Directors
Complaints or reports relating to accounting, financial, internal accounting controls or auditing matters (regardless of the amount cited in the report) may be made anonymously to the Board of Directors by sending correspondence to:
Office of the Secretary Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
40300 Traditions Drive
Northville, MI 48168
The Secretary will review and forward all communications, except for communications that are outside the scope of Board matters, to the Board members you designate or to the members most closely related to the subject matter of the communication. The Secretary will retain a copy of all communications
What can you expect when you speak up?
No matter how or when you make a report, you can expect to be treated with respect.
- We will take your report seriously and appreciate the integrity you show by coming forward.
- We will investigate all reports promptly, thoroughly and fairly. You are expected to participate in investigations when asked.
- While we will make reasonable efforts to safeguard confidentiality during and after the investigation, it might be necessary to disclose certain sensitive information on a need-to-know basis to conduct an effective investigation.
- We will take appropriate action to end unlawful or unethical activity. And we will not tolerate retaliation against you for your report.