Whistleblower Program

Whistleblower Program

Purpose

It is the policy of Farm Credit West that its operations are conducted according to the highest standard of integrity and that its officers, directors and employees observe high standards of business and personal ethics while conducting their duties and responsibilities. As representatives of Farm Credit West, all applicable laws and regulations must be followed. Honesty and integrity must be practiced in fulfilling all responsibilities taken on behalf of Farm Credit West.

The Whistleblower Program is intended to encourage and enable the reporting of concerns to prevent, detect and correct improper activities.

Scope

Farm Credit West’s Whistleblower Program covers situations where any individual (the whistleblower) raises a concern about a risk or wrongdoing related to accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters, misconduct or fraud that affects stockholder-customers, employees, third-party agents or vendors of services, Farm Credit West or the public interest.

Reporting

The Farm Credit West Whistleblower Program is administered by the Director of Internal Audit and overseen by the Audit Committee of the Farm Credit West Board. A whistleblower may report a concern confidentially to the Director of Internal Audit or anonymously with an independent, third-party vendor - EthicsPoint.

To submit a report directly to the Director of Internal Audit, contact:

FCW Internal Audit, Attn: M. Johnson
          3755 Atherton Road     
          Rocklin, CA 95765     

Farm Credit West maintains the Ethics Point program as a confidential and anonymous vehicle for any and all whistleblowers to submit concerns and information. 

EthicsPoint - Internet: www.ethicspoint.com or Toll-free phone (within the US): 1-866-294-3553

All reports will be treated with the highest degree of confidentially.

Protection for Whistleblower

Reprisal and retaliation for reporting of concerns or wrongdoing is prohibited by Federal laws and regulations. See the No Fear Act and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. However, action may be taken against an individual for knowingly making a false complaint or providing false information.