Genworth has adopted a code of ethics, Integrity First, that applies to all of our directors, officers and employees, and all financial professionals. As part of the Genworth Financial Code of Ethics the policies on Conflicts of Interest and Controllership require all employees, including the CEO and senior financial officers, to resolve ethically any actual or apparent conflicts of interest, and to comply with all generally accepted accounting principles, laws and regulations designed to produce full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in the company's periodic reports filed with the SEC. Annual acknowledgment of the Genworth Financial Code of Ethics is required of all salaried employees, including our CEO and financial professionals.
On February 24, 2009, Genworth’s board of directors approved an amendment to the Fair Employment Practices section of the Genworth Code of Ethics. The amendment clarifies that Genworth’s equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity.