We put forth our political neutrality and do not finance, directly or indirectly, political parties or their representatives or candidates. We approach relations with the authorities, regulatory bodies, and public administrations following the principles of cooperation and transparency.
We take part in discussions about public policy development because we believe that we can contribute information and experience on issues that are of fundamental importance to develop legitimate and necessary legislation.
We support lobbying that is carried out in a transparent way, particularly in the eyes of those who may be concerned about the integrity of such practices or the potential impact on other stakeholders. To this end, we provide information regarding this activity wherever there is an existing lobby register:
European Union Transparency Register: Every year we provide information about the associations and networks to which we belong. We also provide financial information which includes an estimate of the costs associated with direct lobbying activities to European Institutions and interest representation activities.
United States Lobbying Disclosure: At the federal level, every three months we provide detailed information on the company's lobbying activity in the United States, and every six months we declare that we have made no donations to US government employees. At the state level, the company lobbies in Texas and Pennsylvania, so we file the periodic lobbying activity reports required by the authorities in each state.
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada: Every month, we file our lobbying activity in Canada at the federal level. Similarly, at the provincial level, we file periodic reports required by the authorities of Alberta and British Columbia.
See detailed information regarding this matter in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.