OXBOW BREWING COMPANY CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Building Trust
The success of Oxbow Brewing Company is built on the trust and confidence we earn
from our coworkers. We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying
honesty and integrity and achieving goals through honorable and professional conduct.
2. Respect for the Individual
Everyone deserves to operate and co-exist in an environment where we are treated with
dignity and respect.
Through all our interactions within Oxbow Brewing Company and in connection with
outside contacts and associates, all coworkers will refrain from treating anyone
Inappropriately and will make every effort to thank and support the efforts of others.
Oxbow Brewing Company is a company committed to providing an environment that is
Free of discrimination of any type and from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior.
Therefore, all Oxbow Brewing Company coworkers agree to:
Treat all individuals respectfully, recognizing their human dignity, regardless of their
Diverse human characteristics; race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or
Mental disability, genetic predisposition, religion, ancestry, national origin, or veteran
Contribute to a positive environment that is free of hostile and offensive behaviors free
From harassment. Harassment is defined as any unwelcome and inappropriate verbal
or physical conduct, or coercive behavior, where the behavior is known or reasonably
ought to be known to be unwanted or welcome.
Speak without fear of retaliation when the actions of others violate the rights of any
Respect the opinions of others and address conflicts in a positive and constructive
Respect the privacy of others in their personal lives.
Not participate in the use of offensive language, gestures or the display or distribution of
offensive pictures, cartoons or other communications by any means, including social
Treal all individuals professionally and respect their personal property.
3. Alcohol Responsibility
At times, within the conduct of our business, Oxbow Brewing Company coworkers may share
And enjoy alcoholic beverages.
Responsible consumption of these beverages is the acceptable guiding principle for consumption
At or in conjunction with Oxbow Brewing Company activities.
Oxbow Brewing Company coworkers are responsible for protecting the image of both the
company and the brewing industry by taking steps to ensure no coworker, including themselves,
will break any laws in the process of purchase, sharing or consumption of alcoholic beverages in association with Oxbow Brewing Company.
Additionally, should Oxbow Brewing Company coworkers consume more than a reasonable
amount of alcohol and either appear to be incapable of functioning, either legally or appropriately,
Oxbow Brewing Company coworkers accept their duty-to-act to keep those coworkers from
breaking any laws and from harming themselves or others.
4. Principles of Conduct
We shall behave in a professional manner and will respect the reputation of our sector and the
other organizations with which we liaise.
We will undertake to promote cooperation within the craft brewing industry in which we work, and
between coworkers, outside contacts and associates. In doing this, we will seek to
Identify and apply good practices.
We will commit to improving the performance and reputation of the Maine craft beer industry.
We will endeavor to maintain and improve the quality of our work through constant review of our
aims, activities and outcomes, and the cost-effectiveness of our activities.
We will listen to our stakeholders and make all reasonable efforts to satisfy their needs and
concerns within the scope of our mission.
We will provide credible and effective oversight to the company’s work without personal bias.
We will respect the confidentiality of sensitive information about Oxbow Brewing Company and
We will comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and fiduciary
Responsibilities in an effort to create transparency in all of our operations.
We will not accept commissions, gifts, payments, loans, promises of future benefits or other
Items of value from anyone who has or may seek benefit from Oxbow Brewing Company in
Return, other than occasional fits of nominal value that are in keeping with good business
We will act all times in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in the best interest
of Oxbow Brewing Company, our coworkers and outside contacts and associates.
We will be accountable for adhering to this Code of Conduct.
As a coworker at Oxbow Brewing Company, you represent not only your brewery, but our Maine craft beer industry as a whole. One coworker’s misconduct can damage the company’s entire reputation and compromise the integrity of Oxbow Brewing Company.
Every coworker of Oxbow Brewing Company should therefore be familiar with this code and abide by its provisions.