Any associate can request a waiver of the applicability of this Statement of Ethics. All requests must be submitted in writing to Global Ethics by the associate and must contain the relevant details and facts supporting the requested waiver. Global Ethics will respond in writing to the associate. Where required by law for certain executive officers or board of directors members, requests for waivers will be considered by the audit committee or the full board of directors and approval of such waivers will be promptly disclosed to shareholders.
All waiver requests must be approved in advance of the conduct for which approval is sought.