FinishMaster, Inc. (the “Company”, or “FinishMaster”) is committed to a high standard of ethical, moral, and legal business conduct. The purpose of this policy is to provide a process for employees to raise concerns and provide protection from reprisals or retaliation for whistleblowing in good faith.
This whistleblowing policy is intended to cover serious concerns that could have a material impact on the Company, such as actions that may lead to incorrect financial reporting, are unlawful, do not comply with our code of conduct, or otherwise amount to serious improper conduct.
All employees are encouraged, but not required, to provide their names when reporting allegations in order to facilitate follow-up questions and investigations. In some cases, investigations may not be possible unless the source of the allegation is identified. Harassment or retaliation of any complainant reporting a matter in good faith will not be tolerated and every effort will be made to protect the complainant’s identity.
Any employee providing allegations for malicious purposes may be subject to disciplinary action.
The Audit Committee is responsible for setting the process for review of each concern submitted and determining the appropriate subsequent actions. If deemed warranted, the Audit Committee may request an investigation to be performed by appropriate members of senior management, legal counsel, internal auditors or any other appropriate resource the Audit Committee considers necessary.
This whistleblowing process is intended to be used only for serious and sensitive issues. Serious concerns relating to financial reporting, unethical conduct, or illegal conduct, should be reported in either of the following ways:
To ensure that complaints can be submitted confidentially or anonymously when employee complainants so choose, employees may submit information or complaints in an unmarked, sealed envelope, to the following address:
FinishMaster, Director of Human Resources
Attention: Chair of the Audit Committee of Uni-Select
115 W. Washington, Street, Suite 700 South
Indianapolis, IN 46204
d) In Person:
Associates are free to bring complaints to the attention of their Supervisors or the HR Department as they would any other workplace concern. The recipients of such complaints shall forward them promptly to the Human Resources Director.
All concerns expressed will be provided to the Audit Committee Chairman. All submissions may remain anonymous; however, this may impede the ability to conduct an investigation. An employee is not expected to prove the truth of an allegation; however, the employee needs to demonstrate to the person contacted that there are sufficient grounds for concern.