Our Commitment

As part of good governance and in our continuous efforts to align with best practices, Aperam has established a Whistleblowing Line in order to facilitate the reporting and the confidential submission by employees and stakeholders of the Company of concerns and complaints.

Specific guidances are provided to our employees within our Code of Business Conduct with clear rules if they are exposed to risks or dilemmas related to human rights, business partnerships, confidential information, dealing with public officials as well as donations, gifts, entertainment and travel.

Aperam is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. All employees who have a reasonable basis for believing that misconducts have occurred, based on facts and not on hearsay, have a responsibility to refer them to their immediate supervisor or higher level of management, to the Compliance Officer or the Combined Assurance department.

However, if someone feels unable to talk to anyone mentioned before, he/she can use the Aperam Whistleblowing Line hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. The Aperam Whistleblowing Line can be used to report any types of Breaches to the Code of Conduct related to :

  • Workplace Health, Safety and Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Conflicts of interests
  • Fraud and corruption,
  • Cyber security & Data privacy

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

If for any reason the Telephony line cannot be reached, we encourage you to submit your alert via the online form, you can use the form and include any necessary feedback about the hotline service through the online form.