Woodside Petroleum said Wednesday it fired seven employees during 2014 for fraud related activities.

The company said in its 2014 sustainable development report that it investigated 71 reports of improper behavior or code breaches.

Of the received reports, 43 were substantiated, 21 were unsubstantiated, and seven matters remain under or pending investigation.

Eight of the substantiated reports resulted in contract termination with seven of the terminations related to fraud.

Details about the fraud investigations have not been disclosed.

Thirty six of the substantiated reports involved harassment or “other inappropriate behavior.”

Woodside added that there were no legal findings against the company related to harassment, discrimination, or equality in employment in 2014.

“Woodside has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud, bribery and corruption, and complies with all relevant Australian and international anti-bribery and corruption laws,” the Perth, Australia-based company said.


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