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Company funds, property or services may not be contributed to any political party or to any candidate for or holder of any office of any government. This policy does not preclude, where lawful, company expenditures to support or oppose public referendum or separate ballot issues, or, where lawful and when reviewed and approved in advance by the Company, the formation and operation of a political action committee, or payments of dues or contributions to industry groups, such as the North American Spine Society.
Discrimination and Harassment
The diversity of the Company’s employees is a tremendous asset. The Company is firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment. Employment decisions must be based only on an employee’s or applicant’s qualifications, demonstrated skills and achievements without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.
Employees, officers sexual harassment.
and directors must not engage in conduct that could be construed Unwelcome sexual advances, sexually suggestive statements
questions, offensive jokes, sexual innuendos, offensive touching or patting, requests for sexual favors, displaying or showing sexually suggestive material, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature may be forms of sexual harassment. You should report suspected instances of sexual harassment by anyone (including persons with whom
the Company does immediate supervisor
business) immediately to or the Compliance Officer.
Health and Safety
The Company environment.
strives to provide Each employee has
each employee responsibility for
with a safe maintaining
and healthy work a safe and healthy
workplace for all employees by practices and reporting accidents, conditions.
following the Company’s safety and health rules and injuries and unsafe equipment, machinery, practices or
Violence and threatening behavior are not permitted. Employees should report to work in condition to perform their duties, free from the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. The use or possession of alcohol (except in the case of Company-sanctioned events), illegal drugs or prescription drugs in a manner inconsistent with prescribed directions for use, on the Company’s premises will not be tolerated.
Reporting and Resolution Process
In order to maintain the Company’s business reputation, all employees are held accountable for maintaining the highest standards of business conduct. All employees are expected to comply with all Applicable Laws and this Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with Applicable Laws or refusal to comply with the conditions set forth in this