All allegations are investigated. The Office of Special Investigations (OSI), part of our Legal and Integrity team, is responsible for conducting internal investigations and consists of 18 professionals located in four different regions globally.
Cases that are handled by OSI or by Country Integrity Officers are brought to closure through investigation and remediation, resulting in disciplinary action where appropriate. There is a strict zero tolerance policy for violations of the law or the ABB Code of Conduct.
Cases that are substantiated are often used in our integrity communications activities as a learning experience for the business and for employees, to illustrate our Code of Conduct in action and to demonstrate the consequences of violations.