About This Hotline
Grant Thornton maintains this Ethics Hotline because we believe ethical behavior is a necessary foundation for everything we do. As accountants and trusted business advisors, making appropriate and ethical choices and decisions is integral to the success of our business, as well as that of our clients' businesses. We work hard to live up to the trust our clients place in us, and we believe in providing the tools to support this effort. This Hotline was set up to enable you to help us ensure that both Grant Thornton and our clients live up to the standards we believe in.
People sometimes say ethical problems are seldom 'black and white'. In order to help you think through what may be a complex set of circumstances, please consult the Grant Thornton Code of Conduct. Whether you are an employee of Grant Thornton or of one of our clients, this document may help you to think about the issues that have created your concern.
You may also want to look at Questions and Answers for Employees. This document explains some of the technical aspects of the report process, and the safeguards that are built into both the intranet and phone reporting systems. If you wish to make your report anonymously, the system is designed to protect your identity, and it avoids forwarding the information to anyone named in your report.
Once you select the Make a Report box on the right, you will be automatically guided through the entire process. If you would be more comfortable speaking with a Hotline representative, you may do so by calling the dedicated toll-free hotline number, 866-739-4134. In either case, your report will be routed initially to EthicsPoint, an independent third party host for the Grant Thornton Ethics Hotline. After it is reviewed for completeness, your report is promptly (in less than 24 hours) forwarded to the appropriate Grant Thornton authority for review and investigation.