Atlas Air Worldwide’s business is built on safety, security and compliance. We regard legal and regulatory compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities as a core responsibility. This provides opportunities for us to lead in the development and application of best practices and compliance with emerging rules and policies even before they become mandatory.
Given our position in the global air cargo industry, Atlas is subject to a complex web of U.S. and international legal frameworks, regulatory requirements and industry standards. First and foremost, we comply with all laws and regulations applicable to us. We believe our compliance programs and willingness to partner with regulatory bodies help us to raise the state of the art for compliance in our industry.
We seek to go beyond straightforward compliance to develop proactive best-practice relationships with key regulatory bodies, including U.S. agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, local and regional authorities, and international bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Here are a few examples of how we are leading with best practices for compliance:
Atlas maintains a toll-free Compliance Hotline to accept reports and complaints related to potential violations of Company policy. The Compliance Hotline may also be used to report concerns or complaints about the Company’s accounting, internal controls or auditing matters, as well as instances of suspected fraudulent conduct. The hotline can be reached at 1-877-540-5060 or online at aaww.alertline.com and is available to employees and other callers on an anonymous basis. To ensure anonymity, the hotline is serviced exclusively by an independent, outside vendor. The hotline is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and can be contacted from anywhere in the world.
Our Corporate Compliance Policy governs our compliance programs and our commitment to prevent and detect any violations of the law or company policy. This policy is applicable to directors, officers, other employees and agents of the Company and its subsidiaries. It is designed to promote:
In addition to the overall policy, Atlas has specific policies in place to address our myriad compliance responsibilities. We update these policies as regulations change and we review all policies regularly to ensure that we are keeping pace with the evolution of best practices. We provide new-hire and recurrent compliance training to our employees that supports their ability to act responsibly and in full compliance with all legal and company requirements.