Doğuş Otomotiv Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for full implementation of the Code of Ethics within the Company and monitoring issues related to compliance with the Code of Ethics. The Company CEO is supported by the Audit, Disciplinary, and Corporate Governance and Sustainability committees that all report to the Board of Directors on these issues.
Violation of the Code of Ethics reported to Department Managers through Ethics Line or via other channels are evaluated by Internal Audit Department, and reported to the Audit Committee and the CEO. If deemed necessary by Audit Committee and the CEO, outcomes are shared with the Board of Directors for their opinion and final decision. Internal Audit Department is responsible for maintaining confidentiality of such notifications and taking appropriate actions.
It is not possible to capture all forms of unethical behaviors or define all illegal business processes within the scope of the Code of Ethics. The best guiding force is the individual conscience, shared wisdom, common sense, and the unconditional approach of employees to Doğuş Otomotiv’s policies and its responsibilities stemming from laws, regulations and contractual obligations. When undecided about how to behave, employees and executives are encouraged to contact Ethics Hotline or ask for support, ask questions and inform the relevant departments about misconduct without hesitation. Doğuş Otomotiv’s principles and policies strictly prohibit confrontation, or retaliation against an employee that has reported any behavior that constitutes a crime or a violation of the Code of Ethics. Violating laws and regulations, Doğuş Otomotiv Code of Ethics and other Company policies, procedures, regulations, rules, principles may result in punitive enforcements that may lead to termination of employment contracts. Such disciplinary actions also apply to senior executives who tolerate or permit inappropriate behaviors knowingly, delay action for taking preventive actions such as providing necessary training in related issues and managing the work of its team as required, and fail to report such misbehavior.