For Our Employees

We are committed to honesty, fairness, and providing a safe and healthy working environment that respects the dignity due everyone.

 For Our Customers

We are committed to providing complete confidentiality, attention to detail, reliable product delivery, and uncompromising service at a fair price.

For Our Shareholders

We are committed to pursuing sound growth and earnings objectives and to exercising prudence in the use of our assets and resources.

For Our Suppliers & Partners

We are committed to fair competition and the sense of responsibility required of a good customer and teammate.

Obey the Law

We will conduct our business in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Compliance with the law does not comprise our entire ethical responsibility; rather, it defines our minimum, absolutely essential performance of our duties.

Promoting a Positive Workplace

All employees want and deserve a workplace where they feel respected, satisfied, and appreciated. Energy Holdings, LLC will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind – especially involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our goal is excellence in the workplace and creating an environment that supports honesty, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility. In addition, citizenship is everyone’s responsibility. While everyone who works for EH must contribute to the creation and maintenance of this environment, our executives and management personnel are charged with special responsibilities for fostering a work environment that is free from the fear of retribution. Supervisors must be careful in words and conduct to avoid placing, or seeming to place, pressure on subordinates that could cause them to deviate from acceptable ethical behavior.

We are committed to providing a drug-free, safe, and healthy work environment, and to observe environmentally sound business practices.

Keep Accurate and Complete Records

We must maintain accurate and complete company records. Transactions between EH and outside individuals and organizations must be promptly and accurately entered in our books in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) and principles. No one should rationalize or even consider misrepresenting facts or falsifying records. It will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action, including the possibility of immediate termination of employment.

Record Costs Properly

Employees and their supervisors are responsible for ensuring that labor costs are accurately recorded. Managers and supervisors will ensure all normal work work related to independent research and development and general activities are charged appropriately.

Bid, Negotiate, & Perform Contracts

We will compete fairly and ethically for all business opportunities.

If an employee is involved in the preparation of proposals or contract negotiations, he or she must be certain that all statements, communications, and representations to prospective customers are accurate and truthful. Once executed, all contracts must be performed in compliance with specifications, requirements, and clauses.

If an employee is involved in the negotiations for goods and services and receives proposals, bids, or contracts for negotiation, Energy Holdings, LLC requires a minimum of two competitive bids for each contract or acquisition above $5,000 in value. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that all business opportunities are transacted honestly and in the best interest of the company and EH’s partners.

Gifts, Gratuities, & Business Courtesies to US, State, & Local Government Employees

Federal, state, and local government departments and agencies are governed by laws and regulations concerning acceptance by their employees of entertainment, meals, gifts, gratuities, and other things of value from firms and persons with whom those government departments and agencies do business, or over whom they have regulatory authority. It is EH’s policy to comply strictly with those laws and regulations.

Business Courtesies to Non-Government Persons

Meals, Refreshments, and Entertainment

It is an acceptable practice for Energy Holdings, LLC employees to provide meals, refreshments, entertainment, and other business courtesies of reasonable value to non-government persons in support of business activities, provided:

  • The practice does not violate any law or regulation or the standards of conduct of the recipient’s organization. It is the offeror’s responsibility to inquire about prohibitions or limitations of the recipient’s organization before offering any business courtesy; and
  • Business courtesy must be consistent with marketplace practices, infrequent in nature, and may not be lavish or extravagant. While it is difficult to define “lavish or extravagant” by means of a specific dollar amount, a common sense determination should be made consistent with reasonable marketplace practices.

Giving Gifts     Energy Holdings, LLC employees are prohibited from offering or giving tangible gifts (including tickets to sporting, recreational or other events) having a market value of $50 or more, to a person or entity with which the Company does or seeks to do business, unless specifically approved by his or her supervisor, and the Administrative Director.

Business Courtesies to Energy Holdings, LLC Employees

Meals, Refreshments, and Entertainment

Although an employee may not use his or her position at Energy Holdings, LLC to obtain business courtesies, it is permissible to accept unsolicited meals, refreshments, entertainment, and other business courtesies on an occasional basis, provided:

  • The acceptance will foster goodwill and successful business relations;
  • The courtesies are not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances;
  • The courtesies are not frequent and do not reflect a pattern or the appearance of a pattern of frequent acceptance of courtesies from the same entities or persons; and
  • The employee accepting the courtesies would feel comfortable about discussing the courtesies with his or her manager or co-worker, or having the courtesies known by the public. It is the personal responsibility of each employee to ensure that his or her acceptance of such meals, refreshments, or entertainment is proper and could not reasonably be construed in any way as an attempt by the offering party to secure favorable treatment.

Receiving Gifts

If you buy goods or services from Energy Holdings, LLC, or are involved in the procurement process, all suppliers are treated uniformly and fairly. In deciding among competing suppliers, all facts are weighed objectively and impartially, and even the appearance of favoritism is avoided. For this reason, gifts from suppliers or vendors must not be accepted, except advertising or promotional items of nominal value such as a pen, key chain, water bottle, visor cup or glass, or similar item displaying a company’s logo. Established routines and procedures should be followed in the procurement of all goods and services.

Steer Clear of Conflicts of Interest

Here are some ways a conflict of interest could arise:

Playing favorites or having conflicts of interest—in practice or in appearance—runs counter to the fair treatment to which we are all entitled. Avoid any relationship, influence, or activity that might impair, or even appear to impair, your ability to make objective and fair decisions when performing your job. Conflict of interest laws and regulations must be fully and carefully observed. When in doubt, consult company policies and procedures, and share the facts of the situation with your supervisor or the Administrative Director.

Gifts to Energy Holdings, LLC Employees Who Procure Goods or Services

  • Energy Holdings, LLC employees are not permitted to accept compensation, honorarium, funds or monetary instruments in any form or amount, or any tangible gift (including tickets to sporting, recreational, or other events) that has a market value of $100 or more, from any entity, representatives of any entity, or any person that does or seeks to do business with EH, unless approved by his or her supervisor and the EH’s Administrative Director. Solicitation of gifts is expressly prohibited. If you have any questions about the propriety of a gift, gratuities, or item of value, contact your supervisor or the Administrative Director.
  •  Employment by a competitor or potential competitor, regardless of the nature of the employment, while employed by Energy Holdings, LLC.
  • Acceptance of gifts, payment, or services from those seeking to do business with Energy Holdings, LLC
  • Placement of business with firm owned or controlled by an employee or his/her family.
  • Ownership of, or substantial interest in, a company that is a competitor or a supplier.
  • Acting as a consultant to an Energy Holdings, LLC customer or supplier.

Maintain the Integrity of Consultants, Agents, and Representatives: 

Confidential client or alliance partner information, confidential information provided by reporters, and proprietary Company information may not be disclosed to anyone without proper authorization.It is absolutely imperative that proprietary and confidential documents be kept in a protected and secure manner. In the course of normal business activities suppliers, clients, and competitors may sometimes divulge to you information that is proprietary to their business. Respect these confidences.

Obtain and Use Company Assets Wisely:  Our Goal — An Ethical Work Environment

  • We have established a Code of Conduct, a corporate Ethics Policy, and have appointed an officer of the company charged with the responsibility of monitoring and perfecting this process. This vigorous, corporate-wide effort to promote a positive, ethical work environment underscores our commitment to ethical conduct throughout our company.
  • All employees are responsible for complying with requirements of software copyright licenses related to software packages used in fulfilling job requirements.
  • Proper use of Company property, electronic communication systems, information resources, material, facilities, and equipment is your responsibility. Use and maintain these assets with the utmost care and respect, guarding against waste and abuse, and never borrow or remove them from Company property without management’s permission. Be cost-conscious and alert to opportunities for improving performance while reducing costs. While these assets are intended to be used for the conduct of Energy Holdings, LLC’s business, it is recognized that occasional personal use by employees may occur without adversely affecting the interests of the company. Personal use of EH assets must always be in accordance with corporate and company policy. Consult your supervisor for appropriate guidance and permission.

Protect Confidential and Proprietary Information

Business integrity is a key standard for the selection and retention of those who represent EH. Paying bribes or kickbacks, engaging in industrial espionage, obtaining the proprietary data of a third party without authority, or gaining inside information or influence are just a few examples of what could give us an unfair competitive advantage and could result in violations of law.