BLJ FILMS Inc. will conduct business honestly and ethically wherever we operate. We strive to constantly improve the quality of our services, products, and operations in order to uphold our reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. We never tolerate illegal or unethical conduct on the part of our directors, employees or agency members. BLJ FILMS Inc. will never compromise these principles for short or long-term advantage. The ethical status of this company is the sum of the ethical actions of the men and women who work with BLJ FILMS. Thus, all members must adhere to high standards of personal integrity.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of the company must never permit their personal interests to conflict, or appear to conflict, with the interests of the company, our clients or affiliates.
Directors, freelancers, employees and agency members must be particularly careful to avoid representing BLJ FILMS Inc. in any transaction with others where there is any outside business affiliation or relationship.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members shall avoid using their company contacts to advance their private business or personal interests at the expense of BLJ FILMS, its clients or affiliates.
No bribes, kickbacks or other similar remuneration or consideration shall be given to any person or organization in order to attract or influence business activity. Directors, specialists, employees and agency members shall not accept or give gifts, gratuities, fees, bonuses or excessive entertainment, in order to attract or influence business activity.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. will often come into contact with, or have possession of, proprietary, confidential or business-sensitive information; all members must take appropriate steps to assure that such information is strictly safeguarded. This information—whether it is on behalf of our company or any of our clients or affiliates—could include, but is not limited to, strategic business plans, operating results, marketing strategies, customer lists, personnel records, upcoming acquisitions and divestitures, new investments, manufacturing costs, processes, products and services. Proprietary, confidential and sensitive business information about BLJ FILMS, other companies, clients, individuals and entities should be treated with sensitivity and discretion and only be disseminated on a need-to-know basis. If ever in doubt, directors, specialists, employees and agency members should contact BLJ FILMS to receive guidance on how to uphold confidentiality.
Insider trading is against the law. By working on a project, employees and members of the BLJ FILMS agency must understand that they may acquire insider knowledge that could provide an unfair advantage concerning investment decisions. The following guidelines should be followed in dealing with inside information:
● Until the client/contract company releases the information to the public, members of our agency and our employees must not disclose this information to anyone except those within the company whose positions require use of the information.
● Members of our agency and our employees must not buy or sell the client’s/contract company’s securities when they have knowledge of information concerning the company until it has been disclosed to the public and the public has had sufficient time to absorb the information.
● Members of our agency and our employees shall not buy or sell another corporation’s securities if they are aware that these securities’ value is likely to be affected by an action made by our clients/contract companies, and where that action has not been publicly disclosed yet.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. must report all information accurately and honestly, and as otherwise required by applicable reporting requirements.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. will refrain from gathering competitor intelligence by illegitimate means and refrain from acting on knowledge which has been gathered in such a manner. Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. will seek to avoid exaggerating or making disparaging comparisons of the services and competence of competitors.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. will comply with all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and act with respect and responsibility towards others in all of their dealings.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. will remain personally balanced so that their personal life will not interfere with their ability to deliver quality products or services to the company and its clients.
Directors, specialists, employees and agency members of BLJ FILMS Inc. agree to disclose unethical, dishonest, fraudulent and illegal behavior, or the violation of company policies and procedures, directly to management. Upper management will seek guidance in how best to handle cases of whistleblowing and the security of anonymous disclosures.
Violation of this Code of Ethics can result in the termination of a contract. The degree of discipline relates in part to whether there was a voluntary disclosure of any ethical violation and whether or not the violator will cooperate in any subsequent investigation.
Always remember that good ethics is essential for great business!