FUIB supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly. Respects and observes human rights and freedoms without any discrimination, regardless of gender, race, nationality, language, age, place of residence, religion and political beliefs.
In 2022, we updated FUIB's Code of Corporate Ethics. in particular, we made changes to reject collaborationism and any actions or inactions that contribute to or may be regarded as cooperation with the aggressor state. The Bank categorically opposes the participation of its employees in the organization and holding of political events, dissemination of information aimed at supporting the aggressor state, its occupation administration or armed groups, and prohibits any cooperation with the Russian occupation authorities and public denial of armed aggression against Ukraine.
Since March 2014, FUIB has joined the project “Trust”, the purpose of which is to promote and strengthen the rules and standards of business ethics in all companies of SCM. Trust line is a single direct feedback channel, through which every employee may report violations of the Code of Corporate Ethics of SCM companies, including FUIB.
In case of detecting corporate violations at FUIB, employees contact the Compliance Control Division of bank or call the Trust line. In 2021, the Trust Line received 34 calls (which is 0.38 calls per 100 bank employees as of January 1, 2022), of which 18 have not been confirmed. The vast majority of cases are related to possible violations of policies and procedures in the field of personnel management - 17 appeals, of which 9 appeals have not been confirmed. All cases were reviewed and resolved in a timely manner, there no repeat complaints or appeals were received.
In 2022, the Trust Line received 18 reports of possible violations (which makes 0.31 per 100 employees as of January 1, 2023), of which 13 were not confirmed. The vast majority of cases are related to possible violations of the rights of the bank's clients and appeals from bank employees regarding working conditions in the first months of the large-scale war. All cases were reviewed and resolved in a timely manner, and no repeat complaints or appeals were received.