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Standards of Business Conduct

All Duke Energy employees are subject to one or more specific codes of ethical conduct. The company conducts computerbased training and/or classes to ensure understanding and compliance with company policies and government regulations. The more far-reaching codes and the employees affected include:

  • Code of Business Ethics All employees
  • Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Board of Directors
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Standards/Code of Conduct Employees with physical or electronic access to transmission or marketing information
  • State Codes of Conduct Employees who purchase or account for goods and services within or across state jurisdictions
  • State Ethics Acts Employees who interact with state public officials
  • Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) Lobbyists as defined by HLOGA

Reporting Concerns
Duke Energy strives to provide an environment in which employees feel free to raise work-related concerns without fear of intimidation or retaliation. Employees are encouraged to speak to their supervisors, but may seek resolution by talking to other members of management or to human resource specialists. Those who wish to remain anonymous have access to an independent external reporting system. All allegations are investigated and the results are reported to the Audit Committee of the board of directors.