Sevenson Renews Employee Ethics Hotline
Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
Sevenson, one of the country’s leading environmental cleanup contractors with over 1,500 projects and a combined value of over $3.5 billion, announced that it plans to renew the organization’s compliance and ethics hotline with Ethical Advocate. Ethical Advocate has provided Sevenson’s ethics hotline service since 2008 and is entering the fifth year of service for Sevenson.
According to Bill McDermott, VP and CFO, “We implemented the Ethical Advocate ethics hotline based on the recommendation of our accounting consulting firm. We could see that having an anonymous feedback mechanism to report financial or accounting concerns was becoming a best practice and as a government contractor, this was important for winning contracts. We are continuing our contract with Ethical Advocate given their excellent customer service.”
Sevenson’s hotline may be used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by internet and phone. It is available to employees or others to speak anonymously, or in confidence, in connection with any perceived accounting or auditing irregularities or other misconduct or wrongful behavior.
Per the Sevenson website, the hotline is for use by employees, customers, vendors, subcontractors, and others to report incidents of illegal, unethical, or improper behavior. Sevenson maximizes its hotline use and return by extending its coverage to include human resources, workplace safety and environmental concerns.
Ethical Advocate is an independent, third-party ethics and hotline company that specializes in advocating ethical culture and behavior in the workplace. Ethical Advocate provides a customized, anonymous and confidential ethics hotline service through its fully secure, encrypted web site and via a toll-free number.
Headquartered in Niagara Falls, NY, Sevenson is one of a few remedial action contractors with roots in general construction. This general construction background enables Sevenson to look at a particular site remediation project from a practical, operations oriented point of view. This often leads to ideas for cost savings through modest changes in the project plan which can yield significant cost savings. As a hands-on contractor, Sevenson prefers the greater operational control of performing a project with its own forces as opposed to using subcontractors. Consistent with this policy, Sevenson owns and maintains its own fleet of traditional and specialty construction and marine equipment. Sevenson may be found on the internet at http://www.sevenson.com.
About Ethical Advocate
Ethical Advocate provides leading governance, risk and compliance solutions supporting Sarbanes-Oxley and many other regulatory and reporting needs. Persons desiring to report incidents, indiscretions, or suggestions can do so securely, 24/7/365, with privacy and anonymity, on the Internet in 15 languages, or through its Call Center in 175 languages. Ethical Advocate also provides custom designed live and on-line Ethics Trainings and seminars. For more information, visit the Ethical Advocate website at http://www.ethicaladvocate.com or call 1-888-ETHICS 6.