Lifeway and our Board of Directors believe that sound principles of corporate governance are a key element of our business, and as such we provide continuing insight and clarity into our governance process. We have provided links to various documents that govern the conduct of our business.
The Board of Directors has three committees, each of which has a separate charter:
We also have a formal Code of Conduct and Ethics. This Code applies to all of our employees, directors, officers, agents, and consultants. We have also established a compliance program that is intended to ensure that we have in place policies and systems designed to prevent and detect violations of the Code or any applicable law, policy or regulations.
The Company is committed to achieving compliance with Company policies and procedures as well as all applicable laws and regulations (including those governing ethics and securities), accounting standards, internal accounting controls, and audit practices. Accordingly, we have established a whistleblower policy.
Persons with concerns regarding ethics, fraud, accounting, internal controls, or auditing matters should report their concerns to the General Counsel or Legal Department of the Company. At their option, persons may also directly report their concerns to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
The Company has a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week hotline and a dedicated website, e-mail address and fax number which can be used to report such concerns. All of these reporting channels are operated by a third party service provider. Persons may report such matters on a confidential or anonymous basis as follows: