U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $265 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 2,851 banking offices and 5,175 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.
We understand that our customers trust us with their personal information and that our success is dependent upon retaining that trust. That is why our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct has been in place for many years and, although revised from time to time, continues to serve as the cornerstone of our business.
Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is more than an expression of our commitment to integrity. It represents the guiding values of our organization and helps to instill ethically sound behavior and accountability among all U.S. Bank Employees. We diligently educate employees about our standards and provide opportunities to ask questions or report concerns. Every employee, including me, certifies compliance with our standards annually. We hold one another accountable because we understand that our reputation is fundamental to our success. To underscore our commitment to ethics at U.S. Bank, we have appointed a Chief Ethics Officer with responsibility for the oversight of all aspects of our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
We believe that you want to conduct business with an organization that values honesty and integrity, not only because the law requires it, but also because it is the right thing to do. At U.S. Bank, our ethical standards have always been set higher than the law requires. We are proud of our ethical heritage and I am personally committed to maintaining the same high standards in the years to come.