Trust and Business Conduct
At Iternal Technologies, we believe in building technology that can be used to positively change the world and better society for generations to come.
We understand that part of our success depends on our ability to manage our business ethically, transparently, and responsibly. That is why we have adopted this set of values that we call our Business Conduct Principles.
We comply with the laws and regulations that are applicable in the jurisdiction where we operate. These Business Conduct Principles, in addition to our Code of Conduct and other internal policies, communicate our values and expectations.
The Principles outlined below reflect the core values we uphold in our own policies, and we expect our Team to follow the spirit and intent of these guiding Principles.
Reporting Questionable Behavior
If you are not sure how to handle something, or if you think there is a problem, please say something!
We support the reporting of any conduct, including conduct of any Iternal Technologies, Inc. Team Member (whether an employee, consultant, or advisor), that the reporter believes in good faith to be an actual, apparent, or potential violation of these Principles. Reports will be investigated in a respectful, professional manner as promptly and confidentially as possible.
If you have questions or want to raise a concern, get in touch with us at [email protected]
To file an anonymous report please call 888-996-7099
We only use voluntary labor. We do not use forced or involuntary labor of any type (e.g. forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labor), or any form of human trafficking. This includes transporting, harboring, recruiting, transferring or receiving any person by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction or fraud for the purpose of exploitation. All employees, including interns, are free to leave work at any time or terminate their employment without reprisal. Employees are not required to surrender any government- issued identification, passports, or work permits as a condition of employment. There are no unreasonable restrictions on employees’ freedom of movement in our workplace in addition to unreasonable restrictions on entering or exiting company-provided facilities.
We do not use child labor. “Child” is any person employed under the minimum age for employment in the relevant country. We support the use of legitimate workplace apprenticeship programs which comply with all the laws and regulations applicable to such apprenticeship programs. Employees under the age of 18 do not perform work that is likely to jeopardize their health, safety or well-being.
At Iternal Technologies, we believe that every person has something unique and special to contribute to make the world a better place. Our goal is to enable every person to unlock their full potential and have the support and encouragement required to do so. Every person should have the right to stand up for what they believe in, speak their mind, be treated with respect, and treat others with respect. Diversity in thought, perspective, background, and personal history collectively make us stronger. Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. We strive to uphold the basic human rights of every individual across all business transactions. We treat all in our family with dignity and respect and do not use corporal punishment, threats of violence or other forms of physical or psychological coercion, harassment, abuse or intimidation.
Wages, Benefits and Working Hours
We comply with all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation, and provide legally mandated benefits.
We offer our employees opportunities to develop their skills and capabilities.
We do not exceed prevailing local work hours and we appropriately compensate overtime. We do not force our employees to work more than the allowable time required to work without their consent. All employees are provided with clear and understandable written information about their employment conditions with respect to wages, benefits, location of work, living conditions, housing and associated costs, including any costs charged to employees before they enter employment and as needed throughout their term of employment.
Non-Discrimination and Respect at Work
We do not discriminate in hiring and employment practices on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, medical condition or disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or expression.
When recruiting, developing and promoting our employees, our decisions will be based solely on performance, merit, competence and potential.
We prohibit harassment in any form and practice and promote a work environment free from harassment.
We recognize the importance of the environment around us. We conduct business and operate in a manner that is protective of the environment.
At a minimum, we comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards, such as requirements regarding chemical and waste management and disposal, recycling, industrial wastewater treatment and discharge, air emissions controls, environmental permits and environmental reporting.
Health and Safety at Work
We provide our employees with a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Consistent with these obligations, we have effective programs that encompass occupational safety, emergency preparedness, and ergonomics.
We are a drug and weapons free workplace.
Ethical Conduct of Business and Legal Compliance
Our Team observes the highest ethical principles in performing work. We have established clear policies to comply with all laws and regulations on bribery, corruption, and prohibited business practices. We have not and will not corruptly offer, promise, or make or agree to make any payments or gifts, of money or anything of value, directly or indirectly to anyone for the purpose of influencing decisions.
We comply with all applicable import controls, export controls, and other global trade laws and regulations worldwide.
Fair Business Dealings
Our employees comply with all applicable fair business, advertising and competition laws, including fair trading and antitrust laws. We perform all business dealings transparently and these dealings will be accurately reflected in our business books and records.
Protecting Intellectual Property
We maintain the confidentiality of our trade secrets and proprietary information. To protect our physical and intellectual property, we follow our physical and information security rules.
Our employees commit to protecting the reasonable privacy expectations of personal information of everyone they do business with, including suppliers, customers, consumers and employees. We comply with privacy and information security laws and regulatory requirements when personal information is collected, stored, processed, transmitted and shared.