Ethical Conduct & Governance Policy

The Clara Abbott Foundation has a responsibility for stewardship and the protection of its assets from misuse so as to perpetuate its mission. The Foundation is committed to compliance with the laws and governance to which it is subject as well as with Foundation policies and procedures. Employees, contractors and volunteers of The Foundation have a responsibility to disclose or report any circumstances where The Foundation’s internal controls, independent review function, auditing function, compliance monitoring function, accounting systems or governance policies have been or may become compromised or threatened. This includes actual knowledge, or a reasonably strong belief, of such an occurrence or possibility. This policy applies to all Foundation employees, contractors and volunteers.

No Retaliation

The Clara Abbott Foundation will not tolerate retaliation, whether direct or indirect, against any employee, contractor or volunteer who makes a good faith report or who cooperates with an investigation of a complaint. Under this policy (commonly referred to as a “whistleblower policy”), those who report illegal or improper activity will be protected. Moreover, any employee, contractor or volunteer who engages in such retaliation will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Making a Report

If an employee, contractor or volunteer of The Foundation becomes aware of or has a reasonably strong belief that illegal acts or questionable conduct has occurred, they should report this concern immediately to one or more of the following Foundation contacts:

Susan Roach, Compliance Manager
The Clara Abbott Foundation
1175 Tri-State Parkway
Suite 200
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 937-1090
E-Mail: Susan.M.Roach@abbott.com

Maureen Clayton, Vice President/Executive Director
The Clara Abbott Foundation
1175 Tri-State Parkway
Suite 200
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 937-1090
E-Mail: Maureen.Clayton@abbott.com

Stephen Fussell, President
The Clara Abbott Foundation
1175 Tri-State Parkway
Suite 200
Gurnee, IL 60031
E-mail: CAFPresident@abbott.com

Written communications should be marked “Confidential – To be opened by Addressee Only”. Reports may be submitted anonymously.