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Gulf Air launches EthicsPoint

National carrier sets up independent reporting tool as part of ongoing commitment to transparency.

MANAM, KINGDOM of BAHRAIN – Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, launched “EthicsPoint” a third party, anonymous, internet-based reporting tool designed to help ensure greater transparency in the airline’s operations, delivering on one of the objectives of the national carrier’s successful 2013 strategic restructuring.

H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors, commented: “When Gulf Air first commenced its strategic restructuring, we committed to ensuring greater transparency in the airline’s operations and to empowering every member of the Gulf Air family to voice their concerns, positive suggestions and feedback. Today I’m pleased to announce that we are delivering on that promise. We are committed to cultivating a positive work environment and building a culture of integrity and ethical decision-making that extends the airline executive management team’s open door policy and provides a new level of support for each member of the national carrier’s workforce.”

Appointing NAVEX Global, a leading provider of case management services, the comprehensive and confidential reporting tool “EthicsPoint” is being rolled out across the organization to assist in identifying and addressing any organizational misconduct by empowering Gulf Air employees to report any violation of policies or standards, concerns or positive suggestions and feedback. All cases submitted to EthicsPoint will be delivered to impartial parties in Gulf Air’s Audit Committee and Board of Directors for investigation and appropriate action.

Gulf Air’s 2013 strategic restructuring strategy delivered positive financial and operational results putting the national carrier firmly on-track towards achieving long-term commercial sustainability and strengthening its position as a key national infrastructure asset that provides business links which are important for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s wider economic development.

EthicsPoint is committed to defining best practices for integrated Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). Serving over 2,000 active clients and over eleven million stakeholders worldwide, EthicsPoint has created an effective reporting system that is instrumental in managing enterprise risk. The EthicsPoint Reporting System provides individuals at all levels in the organization with the appropriate tools and information for reporting, investigating, and resolving issues in a timely, cost-efficient manner.

Photo caption: H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors.