…To Reinforce High Expectations For Agency Staff
By Cyber Era Correspondent
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has published a new Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which outlines the enhanced standards intended to guide employees as they help the agency fulfill its mission of supporting US jobs by facilitating the export of “Made in the USA” goods and services.
The Code is a compilation that references existing EXIM policies as well as applicable laws and regulations. It explains the goals and expectations for the conduct of directors, officers, and employees of EXIM, and it provides clear principles for ethical decision-making and conduct. It is effective as of April 14, 2020.
“Before arriving at EXIM, I committed to reforming the way the agency conducts business with specific emphasis on transparency and accountability,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which is being provided to all EXIM staff and released publicly, outlines the way we at EXIM choose to do business and the principles we consider key to our success. EXIM has an important mission to fulfill as we support American jobs by facilitating US exports, and we will meet that challenge head on, guided by honesty and integrity above all.”
“As EXIM’s chief ethics officer, I am very pleased that management has taken this important step towards holding ourselves to high ethical standards and greater accountability, thereby helping to earn the trust of the public we serve,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer Lisa Terry.
The Code details EXIM’s business values – integrity, accountability, stewardship, commitment to excellence, customer-focused, innovation – and beliefs. It is intended to complement EXIM’s Strategic Plan, which outlines the agency’s key goals and serves as a roadmap for fulfilling its congressional mandate following the agency’s recent reauthorization.