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SIGA’s Governance Practices
Does SIGA Align?
CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT
AND ETHICS
NP 58-201, section 3.8
3.8 The board should adopt a written
code of business conduct and ethics
applicable to directors, officers
and employees of the corporation
designed to promote integrity and deter
wrongdoing. The code should address:
(a) conflicts of interest, including
transactions and agreements where a
director or officer has a material interest.
(b) protection and proper use of corporate
assets and opportunities;
(c) confidentiality of corporate information;
(d) fair dealing with the corporation’s
security holders, customers, suppliers,
competitors and employees;
(e) compliance with laws, rules and
regulations; and
(f) reporting of illegal or unethical behaviour.
3.8 SIGA has developed a written Code of Conduct and Ethics
Policy applicable to all directors, a separate Code of Conduct
and Ethics Policy that is applicable to Senior Management and a
Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy applicable to the employees.
The Directors Policy: The purpose of this document is to
establish guidelines for conduct required of all directors of
the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. The guidelines
are not intended to be exhaustive. If issues outside the explicit
guidelines arise, they should be addressed in accordance with
the general principles in this document or through the exercise
of sound business and ethical judgment. Directors may seek
guidance from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority legal
counsel. These guidelines are supplementary to any statutory or
common law duties and obligations and to any other standards
of conduct applicable to directors. The corporation also has
a Directors Conflict of Interest Policy and a Disclosure of
Wrongdoing Policy and has implemented an employee hotline
that is independently operated. The code addresses conflict of
interest and confidentiality.
In addition, each director must complete a Conflict of Interest
Declaration form and a Relationship Declaration form. The
declaration forms shall be completed on an annual basis, or
more often in the event a potential conflict of interest situation
arises. The completed forms are forwarded to and retained on
file in the board secretary’s office. Copies are to be provided
to the Ethics Committee. Conflict of Interest declarations are
completed at every board and committee meeting.
The President and CEO and Senior Management Policies:
President and CEO and senior managers are required to observe
the highest standards of ethical conduct, consistent with the
values of integrity, impartiality and discretion, both within
and outside the workplace, and to promote a corporate culture
in which ethical conduct is recognized, valued and exemplified
by everyone.
Signed Declarations
The President and CEO and all senior managers must sign
a declaration form upon commencement of employment
with SIGA, acknowledging that they have read and agree to
follow SIGA’s Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy and on an
annual basis thereafter. The President and CEO and all senior
managers are required to complete a Conflict of Interest
Declaration form and a Relationship Declaration form. The
declaration forms shall be completed on an annual basis, or
more often in the event a potential conflict of interest situation
arises. The completed forms are forwarded to and retained on
file in the Corporate Solicitor’s office and are reviewed with the
Ethics Committee.
Yes