We aim to be known for our high ethical standards and our commitment to transparency and openness, and have zero tolerance of ethics violations in our operations. In November 2009, the US Department of Justice confirmed that the Deferred Prosecution Agreement entered into due to the Horton case had been closed, and that the company had fulfilled all the conditions of the settlement entered into with US authorities (see separate article).
Our commitment to integrity and transparency is founded upon a number of international initiatives. We support the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and respect and promote the EITI principles throughout our operations. We have also endorsed the United Nations Global Compact principles, including the 10th Principle on Anti-Corruption, and communicate annually on our progress in implementing the 10 principles. We also support the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), the Business Principles for Countering Bribery (BPCP), and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.