Our Commitment

Battelle promotes strong values of responsibility and integrity as the operator of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Our Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred. We always encourage you to engage your line management if you have concerns; if you cannot do that, you also have other options for reports and concerns available to you as well, including Human Resources, Employee Concerns, and to DOE directly.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report or concern, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third-party provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports and concerns relating to violations stated in our Code of Conduct.

The information you provide will be sent to PNNL by EthicsPoint in a confidential and anonymous basis, if you request anonymity.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.


NOTE: This system is not authorized for classified, export-controlled, or other forms of controlled unclassified information. Security events/potential incidents of security concern (P-IOSC) must be reported through (509) 375-2400 per guidance found in HDI “Report an Event or Unwanted Condition.”

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.