Corporate Governance Overview
HCW Biologics Inc. (the “Company”) is committed to promoting high standards of honest and ethical business conduct and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The Company has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) to set expectations and provide guidance applicable to members of the Company’s Board of Directors, executive officers, employees, advisors, independent contractors, and consultants. All of these parties are expected to use the Code as a guide to the performance of their responsibilities for the Company. The Code is subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate and in the best interests of the Company or as required by law. The Code is not intended to be, nor is it, rigid rules, requirements or obligations but are, along with other governance documents, designed to serve as a flexible framework for various governance matters within which the Company may conduct its business.
The Company’s Board of Directors, executive officers, employees, advisors, independent contractors, and consultants have a duty to report any known or suspected violations of the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. The Company has adopted a Whistleblower and Complaint Policy to encourage and enable Board of Directors, executive officers, employees, advisors, independent contractors, and consultants to raise serious concerns and provide a framework for reporting those concerns free of harassment, discrimination or retaliation.
Reports may be made to a person’s manager, the Company’s Director, Legal Affairs or the Company’s Director, Human Resources. Alternatively, you may make a report confidentially and anonymously by the following means:
You may remain anonymous in reports made though the hotline or the website, if permitted by law in your country, and should take your own steps to maintain your anonymity using the other channels described above. If you wish to report a matter directly to the Audit Committee, please indicate that the report should be delivered directly to the Audit Committee.