Ethics & Compliance
In addition, to further encourage reporting, Saltchuk has a third-party Hotline (1-800-270-7513) and website to which employees can report issues anonymously. Issues reported through this method must contain enough information for TOTE to conduct a thorough investigation of the matter reported. It is TOTE Groups’s express policy that no adverse action or retaliation will be taken by TOTE against any employee due to the good faith reporting of a suspected violation or irregularity..
In February 2012 TOTE Group implemented Saltchuk University, an organization-wide source for education and training.
Saltchuk U Mission: The Saltchuk University focuses on building the skills, knowledge and abilities of all employees to ensure that the TOTE Group companies, individually and collectively, deliver results that produce current-day profitability and create a safe and ethical environment necessary to foster future sustainability.
Saltchuk U Vision: Saltchuk companies will always have a pool of employees with the appropriate knowledge and skills who are ready to meet any and all opportunities to deliver and grow business results in an ethical and safe manner.
Saltchuk U Academic Integrity: At Saltchuk University, academic integrity is expected of every member in all endeavors. Academic integrity includes a commitment to the values of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness and respect. These values are essential to the overall success of this program. More information on the company’s values and ethics can be found in the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
As part of the curriculum at Saltchuk University there are mandatory courses on specific subjects:
- Employment Discrimination/ Harassment Prevention
- Ethics and/or Business Codes of Conduct
- Industry Knowledge
- Social Media/Networking in the Workplace
- Workplace Safety
- Workplace Violence
- Environmental Law
- Employee Management (for Managers and Supervisors)