Charging Ahead with Ethics and Compliance

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Duke Energy is one the first U.S. electric and natural gas investor-owned utilities to receive Compliance Leader Verification. Duke Energy’s verification is for 2019 and 2020.

Awarded by the Ethisphere Institute, Compliance Leader Verification is awarded to companies with leading ethics and compliance programs.

Ethisphere is an independent research center that provides thought leadership and promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. It’s Duke Energy’s practice to seek an outside assessment of our ethics and compliance program about every five years.

Ethisphere’s Compliance Leader Verification process includes a comprehensive review of a company’s ethics and compliance program structure and oversight. It examines employee training and communications, risk measurement and mitigation, monitoring practices designed to expose misconduct, consistency in the application of disciplinary measures, and employee perceptions of the company’s ethics culture.

The strength of Duke Energy’s ethics and compliance program is crucial to the company’s success and integrity, which depend on the continuing ability to earn the trust and confidence of our customers, employees, regulators, elected officials, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Duke Energy’s Code of Business Ethics describes ethics and compliance standards for Duke Energy employees. New employees are required to complete ethics and compliance training in the first 30 calendar days on the job. All employees also are annually required to: complete ethics refresher training; acknowledge their responsibility to comply with company ethics policies; and confirm their obligation to report violations of laws, rules or company policies.

The strength of Duke Energy’s ethics and compliance program is crucial to the company’s success and integrity, which depend on the continuing ability to earn the trust and confidence of our customers, employees, regulators, elected officials, shareholders, and other stakeholders. That success is dependent on every employee’s dedication and focus to ensure we consistently deliver results the right way, every day and in every job.

Learn more about Duke Energy’s ethics and employee engagement programs.

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