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’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.
Ethics & Corporate Responsibility –
TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. Saltchuk companies have been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
In February 2012 TOTE, Inc. 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 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
- Company Overviews
- Employee Management (for Managers and Supervisors)
TOTE companies see giving back to the communities they serve as an integral part of their business and culture. Every year, our companies become more and more engaged in their local communities through financial grants, in-kind support and the investment of time by their employees.
Each TOTE company is responsible for its own contributions program. For information about activities and support in specific markets, please visit the individual company websites for more information.