Our compliance efforts are guided by Altria’s Compliance & Integrity Program
, led by Middleton's Chief Compliance Officer, guides our compliance efforts.
Key elements of Middleton’s Compliance & Integrity Program include:
- The Altria Code of Conduct for Compliance & Integrity – The Code provides an overview of the laws and policies that govern the activities of Altria Group and its companies, and reflects a commitment to protect those who seek advice, raise concerns or report misconduct.
- The Integrity HelpLine and Integrity WebLine – Our employees understand the importance of asking compliance-related questions and reporting potential issues of non-compliance. While employees are encouraged to have face-to-face dialogue when reporting potential issues of non-compliance, they also have the option to report anonymously through the Integrity HelpLine and Integrity WebLine. These resources are managed by an independent third-party vendor and are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Middleton does not tolerate retaliation by management or co-workers against anyone who in good faith reports an actual or potential non-compliance concern.