Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way a corporation is directed, administered or controlled. Principal stakeholders are the stockholders, management and the board of directors. Other stakeholders include employees, suppliers, customers, banks and other lenders, regulators, and the community at large.
Integrity is the keystone to Sentinel’s value of Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships. All managers throughout Sentinel play a critical role in fostering effective business integrity in the workplace. They fulfill this role by developing, promoting, and leading a culture of integrity in their organizations. The Trust & Compliance Office supports their efforts by providing compliance resources, tools and expertise.
Integrity in our Daily Operations
Trust is a cornerstone of Sentinel’s brand and values. Sentinel looks to its employees, suppliers, and Sentinel Business Partners to be the stewards of Sentinel’s good name and reputation, and to act decisively if they become aware of possibly unlawful or unethical conduct, or suspect there has been a violation of Sentinel’s Business Conduct Guidelines or workplace policies. Sentinel provides communications channels for employees, suppliers, Sentinel Business Partners, and others to report concerns or suspected violations to the company. These reporting channels include mechanisms for submitting anonymous reports. Sentinel does not tolerate threats or acts of retaliation against any employee for reporting a concern or suspected violation. Reported concerns and suspected violations are reviewed and investigated, if appropriate. Findings of misconduct are subject to disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment or business relationship.
Sentinel believes that a company culture based on core values not only helps our business, but also defines the role that we can and should play in society.
- We identify and act upon new opportunities to apply our technology and expertise to societal problems.
- We scale our existing programs and initiatives to achieve maximum benefit.
- We empower our employees and others to serve their communities.
- We integrate corporate citizenship and social responsibility into every aspect of our company
Sentinel has developed a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship that we believe aligns with Sentinel’s values and maximizes the impact we can make as a global enterprise. We focus on specific societal issues, including the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture.