Code of Ethics
Operating in an ethical manner is the foundation for ensuring Momentive and its operating companies - Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (MSC) and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (MPM) - comply with the letter and the spirit of the law. Momentive values its reputation for integrity. We strive to adhere to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business and to comply with all laws and regulations that are applicable to the business. Our Board of Directors and Shareholders expect honest and ethical conduct from every associate. Each associate has a responsibility to maintain and advance the ethical values of the Company. We are judged not only by the business results that we achieve but also by how we achieve them. We believe that organizations that operate ethically and with integrity build value over time and have the best chance for long-term success.
MSC's Code of Business Ethics and MPM's Code of Conduct provides guidelines on the high standards of integrity and the conduct expected of every associate. It cannot address every situation that associates may encounter but is intended as a source of guiding principles. MSC's Code of Business Ethics and MPM's Code of Conduct also underscores a commitment to our stakeholders to operate our facilities in a safe and responsible manner.
The MSC and MPM Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the implementation of the respective Codes. The General Counsel of MSC and MPM serves as our Compliance Officer to assist in the administration the Codes.
Accountability and Responsibility
It is each associate's responsibility to read and understand MSC's Code of Business Ethics or MPM's Code of Conduct and apply these principles to the performance of their duties. Questions from associates may be addressed to the Compliance Officer.
It is also each associate's responsibility to question and report inappropriate business conduct or unethical behavior by others. Such behavior may be reported to your immediate supervisor or the Compliance Officer, or unless prohibited by local law, you may make a confidential, anonymous report by calling our outside reporting service, the Momentive Ethics Line at +1 877-482-6908. For calls made outside the U.S. and Canada, dial the AT&T Direct Code for your country and then + 877-482-6908. We will not tolerate retaliatory actions against any associate who in good faith reports a suspected violation of the law, MSC's Code of Business Ethics or MPM's Code of Conduct.
We are also committed to engagement and feedback from the public and other stakeholders. Any comments regarding our operations can also be directed to the Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us at:
Attn. Momentive General Counsel
180 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
All suspected violations of MSC's Code of Business Ethics or MPM's Code of Conduct will be investigated. All communications, complaints and concerns will be received and processed by our Compliance Officer.
The Momentive Specialty Chemicals Code of Business Ethics and the Momentive Performance Materials Code of Conduct are provided below in several languages:
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