The Board has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the Code) which reflects NuVista’s commitment to a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability and outlines the basic principles and policies with which all employees are expected to comply. The Code sets forth general principles and does not supersede the specific policies and procedures that are covered in NuVista’s specific policy statements. The Code recognizes that each employee’s cooperation and commitment is necessary for the continued success of NuVista and the cultivation and maintenance of its reputation as a good corporate citizen.
The Code also addresses a number of important topics, including conflicts of interest, corporate opportunities, confidentiality, privacy, protection and proper use of company assets, insider trading, fair dealing and fraud, compliance with laws, rules and regulations, discrimination and harassment, accuracy of company records, political activities and contributions, gifts and entertainment and reporting of illegal or unethical behaviour.
The Board of Directors monitors compliance with the Code through reports of management to the Board Committees with responsibility for various aspects of the Code.