Our compliance training program is an important pillar of our compliance framework. The e-learning curriculum, face-to-face training program and compliance communications are aimed at educating defined groups of employees on compliance rules and procedures relevant to their day-to-day work. E-learning is mandatory for all employees on the core principles as explained in our Code of Conduct. In 2016, more than 90 percent of online employees completed the Code of Conduct e-learning. Processes are in place to follow up with employees who have not completed the e-learning. In addition, mandatory e-learnings are provided on compliance areas such as competition law, export control, anti-bribery, fraud, Life-Saving Rules and privacy.
As part of the Code of Conduct learning program, workshops were held by our people managers across the organization. Compliance experts and legal counsel provided face-to-face training on several compliance topics to hundreds of employees. For example, more than 750 designated employees received face-to-face training on competition law. In addition to training, several compliance newsletters and bulletins were issued on a variety of compliance topics such as gifts and entertainment in the engineering industry and developing business in Africa.
Our Code of Conduct defines our core principles and how we work. It incorporates fundamental principles on issues such as business integrity, labor relations, human rights, health, safety, environment and security and community involvement.