Conducting business ethically and responsibly

Our reputation is built on the decisions we make and how we conduct ourselves, which is founded upon a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance.

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the Board) is committed to our business being conducted in an ethical and responsible manner with support from our President and CEO. The directors work collaboratively with management to enable and secure the long-term future of the company, ensuring that we continue to foster a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance with laws, regulations and company policy for all of our business activities. At Post, our values govern the way we work, the way we behave and the way we interact throughout our day-to-day operations. Our commitment to ethical and responsible governance includes living by a comprehensive enterprise-wide Code of Conduct.

As part of our culture, we encourage managers to create an atmosphere where employees feel comfortable speaking up whenever they have a concern about something specific or general. We seek a culture where employees may report concerns regarding unlawful, fraudulent or unethical actions without fear of retaliation. The Employee Speak Up line is staffed by an independent third-party provider and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in every country where we operate. Anonymous reports are accepted where local law permits. Once a report is made, the third-party provider forwards the report to our corporate compliance team for resolution. All reports are handled sensitively and promptly. Confidentiality and anonymity are protected to the maximum extent possible, subject to applicable law, regulation or legal proceedings.

We are committed to data privacy and ensuring personal data is protected and complies with all federal, state and local laws, as well as all international laws, applicable to our processing of personal data. As part of this commitment, we train our employees on the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage personal data appropriately and securely.

Protecting the company’s information and systems is of critical importance. We focus on information technology cybersecurity measures for both operations and employees. As a member of a not-for-profit coalition of companies dedicated to cybersecurity and information sharing, Information Technology—Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), we understand sector specific challenges and participate in the overall cybersecurity community. To protect our customers, our employees and our operating environment, we are guided by industry standard controls and regularly assess our cybersecurity program. A well-trained and informed workforce is another key tool. Training and awareness programs keep employees current on cybersecurity and data privacy challenges. Senior management reviews cybersecurity measures, practices and initiatives with the Audit Committee of the Board.