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Business Conduct and Ethics

Business Conduct and Ethics

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Governance  > Business Conduct & Ethics > Code of Conduct

Integrity is one of Ayala's core values. Strictly abiding by the principle of "doing the right thing" has earned for the company its strong position of trust among its stakeholders. Ayala believes that integrity starts with the individual; thus, we strive to maintain an exceptional standard of conduct among our employees.

This Code of Conduct applies to all Ayala employees, including senior executives and members of the Executive and Management Committees. It provides an outline of the general expectations and sets standards by which employees are expected to conduct themselves. As it does not cover every conceivable subject, it is recommended that employees refer to its general principles to guide them in their activities.

This Code of Conduct must be read in conjunction with the company's Human Resources Manual of Policies and Procedures and the Employee Handbook.

Compliance with Philippine Laws and Regulations

Ayala expects its employees to conduct business in accordance with Philippine laws and regulations. Employees are encouraged to consult with Legal and Compliance whenever there is any doubt concerning the legality of any matter.

Any suspected criminal violations will be reported to the appropriate authorities. Non-criminal violations will be investigated and addressed as appropriate.

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Whistleblower Policy

Whistleblower Policy

Governance  > Business Conduct & Ethics > Whistleblower Policy

INTEGRITY is a core value of Ayala Corporation (the "Corporation"). It means doing the right thing and being accountable for one's own actions. The Corporation adopts transparency as a tool in its pursuit of integrity. In line with thins, the Corporation adopts this WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY (the "Policy") to encourage directors officers, and employees, and all suppliers, business partners, contractors and sub-contractors to come forward and raise serious concerns about at a perceived wrongdoing, malpractice or a risk involving the Corporation. 

The Policy provides a formal mechanism and an avenue for directors, officers, employees, suppliers, business partners, contractors and sub-contractors and other third parties to raise such concerns. This Policy provides assurance that a person who will raise a concern (the "Whistleblower") will be protected from reprisals, harassment or disciplinary action or victimization for whistleblowing. 

The Whistleblower may send or communicate a Report through the following channels:

Reporting Channel  
Website Office fo the Compliance Officer
Face-to-face meetings

Any member of the Disclosure Committee composed of one representative each from the Office of the General Counsel, Strategic Human Resources (SHR), Internal Audit Division (IAD), and Enterprise Risk Management

Email Whistleblower@ayala.com.ph
Mail

Office of the Compliance Office, 34F, Tower One and Exchange Plaza, Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1226 Philippines

Telephone +6329083365
Fax +6327516507
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Policy on Related Party Transaction

Policy on Related Party Transaction

Governance  > Business Conduct & Ethics > Policy on Related Party Transaction

It is the policy of Ayala Corporation (“Corporation”) that related party transactions between the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates and a Related Party as defined below shall be subject to review and approval to ensure that they are at arm’s length, the terms are fair, and they will inure to the best interest of the Corporation and its subsidiaries or affiliates and their shareholders. Related party transactions shall be disclosed, reviewed and approved in accordance with this Policy consistent with the principles of transparency and fairness.

To promote good governance, it is also the policy of the Corporation to encourage its subsidiaries and affiliates to adopt their own policy on related party transactions.

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