Ethics in business
At AS Ekspress Grupp, we take responsibility for our business operations (hereinafter Ekspress Grupp or the Group means all its subsidiaries and associate companies in the group). As a large company listed on the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange, the Group has significant influence in the society, and thus the credibility and impeccable reputation of all group entities needs to be ensured at all times. We promote financially, ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable development both in our own operations and as part of the broader industry, and we also promote the characteristics of corporate responsibility in the industry, such as the reliability of media content and digital services, environmental responsibility and promoting freedom of speech.
OUR MISSION: TO SERVE DEMOCRACY
Integrity has always been a vital part of Ekspress Grupp and how we do business. We are committed to maintaining a transparent business environment and conducting our operations responsibly and ethically. Ekspress Grupp does not support financially political parties or individual politicians.
Ekspress Grupp’s Code of Conduct applies to all employees of Ekspress Grupp and its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates regardless of their position in the organisation and the nature of their employment. Code of Conduct shall serve as a guide for each individual employee’s daily internal and external business interactions, reflecting our standard for proper behaviour. Code of Conduct does not replace Code of Ethics for Journalists but complements it.
Our Code of Conduct has been approved by Ekspress Grupp’s Management Board.
Reporting suspected misconduct
It is important for us that the principles laid out in our Code of Conduct are implemented and adhered to in practice by all group entities. If you observe any violations related to compliance with the Code of Conduct, the Ekspress Grupp’s other operating principles or procedures or legislation, please report these observations via the official group wide whistleblow channel.
The whistleblowing channel is not intended for customer feedback, news tips or reporting problems related to personal disputes.
The whistleblow channel is secure and confidential. To ensure confidentiality, the channel is maintained by an external partner. The reports are submitted via encrypted connections and protected by passwords. All reports are handled in strict confidence.