The people of Sprint understand that being a leader of innovation in our industry goes hand in hand with a responsibility to uphold an uncompromising standard of integrity.
We take great pride in the work we’ve done — and continue to do — in developing a highly satisfying, rewarding and ethical environment.
Sprint has an annual employee certification program, i-Comply. It includes training and resources to help ensure employees fully understand our company’s expectations of them. Each year, employees acknowledge their understanding of these expectations and certify they will adhere to corporate policies and guidelines. For the past six years, our employees have consistently achieved our goal of a 100 percent
completion rate in i-Comply.
Sprint also maintains an Ethics Helpline, a 24-hour resource for employees and other stakeholders to confidentially and safely seek advice or report any suspected violation of the Code of Conduct, such as fraud, sexual harassment, discrimination or any illegal conduct in the workplace. The Ethics Helpline offers local and toll-free phone numbers, an online form, an email address and a physical mailing address so users may share their concerns in the manner most comfortable to them. The Ethics Helpline receives many types of inquiries, all of which are taken seriously. Matters that resulted in an investigation during 2014 included falsification of records, Human Resources issues, employee/company security and apparent conflicts of interest.
The Ethics Helpline is established to answer questions about ethical or compliance issues at work, to clarify the Sprint Code of Conduct and to allow employees another means of reporting potential wrongdoing. Individuals skilled in responding to employee questions and concerns staff the Ethics Helpline. Callers have the option to remain anonymous and will be advised if additional information is required before an effective investigation can take place. If necessary, the Ethics Helpline will refer concerns to the appropriate department, such as Corporate Security, Legal or Human Resources, and will monitor the results of any investigations. Callers to the Ethics Helpline are not traced or recorded. Reports may be made anonymously, and information is kept confidential. Sprint will not tolerate any form of retaliation against anyone who raises concerns in good faith or who aids in an investigation.
Along with the Ethics Helpline, Sprint has put in place a number of policies, programs and tools to promote and manage an ethical workplace environment, including:
- A strong Code of Conduct for employees.
- A strong Code of Supplier Conduct for consultants, contractors and suppliers.
- A Securities Law Compliance Policy.
- A Supplier Travel and Expense Policy.
- An Employee Travel and Expense policy, to ensure company funds are used appropriately and effectively.
- A Gift, Entertainment and Travel Policy that establishes standards for giving and receiving gifts, business entertainment, and travel to and from contractors, suppliers, vendors, customers, or any other third party.
- A comprehensive training program, including an Introduction to Code of Conduct course for new hires, fraud management training for managers, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) training for appropriate employees.
- An annual Executive Disclosure and Certification process for employees at the director level and higher, to ensure full disclosure of any potential Code of Conduct violations not previously investigated and to ensure their teams are fully aware of and abiding by the Code of Conduct.
- An International Compliance Program that provides guidance, education and enforcement parameters for the company's international business activities.