Our employees are our most valuable asset. Employees are treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and diversity in the workplace is embraced. We apply fair labor practices while respecting the laws of the communities where we operate. We provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct.
With more than 4,800 employees in the U.S. and Canada, we employ a diverse range of people with varied skills and backgrounds, all working towards a common goal: to provide strong value for our stakeholders and customers through our expertise in transportation, gathering, marketing, storage and terminalling of crude oil and natural gas liquids. Our success is due to our outstanding employees, who share a commitment to operate our business in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
The Code of Business Conduct
The Code of Business Conduct (Code) outlines our commitment to the Values that govern how Plains conducts business, provides specific direction for corporate governance and gives options for reporting concerns or suspected Code violations. Maintaining and nurturing a culture that is consistent with our Values is vital to our long-term success and sustainability as a company.
Reporting Potential Violations
We encourage our employees to report a suspected violation of any law, regulation or company policy. In the event of a question or concern, employees should reach out to their supervisor, Human Resources, the Legal Department, or the Vice President of Internal Audit. If an employee is uncomfortable with any of the above choices, an anonymous hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
All employees should speak openly and ask questions about the Code, or any other subject, without fear of retaliation. Plains All American strictly forbids retaliation for raising concerns under our Code, our standards, or applicable law. No employee, director, or officer will retaliate or take any hostile action against anyone who raises an issue in good faith. Such retaliation would itself constitute a violation of our Code.
Discrimination and Harassment
Maintenance of a professional, safe and discrimination-free work environment is essential to Plains. We are firmly committed to fostering a work environment in which all coworkers treat each other with respect and dignity. Consistent with our Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment policies, this commitment extends to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment as required by all applicable federal, state or local law. We will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment of any kind. Examples include derogatory comments based on racial or ethnic characteristics, unwelcome sexual advances or requests, or engaging in inappropriate coercive behavior.