At CCI, one of our fundamental values is to respect human rights. We believe that our success, which has been built on our company values, our standards of operational excellence, and our commitment to compliance with the law, regulations and human rights, stems from the contributions made by each of our employees. We are determined to provide a place of work in which universal human rights are respected, and which is open, diverse and participatory. We value each of our employees and strive to create a work environment that is equal in all respects. We aim to inspire our employees so that they can realize their professional goals and achieve their full potential.
Since December 2018, when we published our first Human Rights Policy, we have integrated workplace rights and human rights into all applications across our value chain, our corporate values, and our sustainability strategy as a continuation of our existing CCI Workplace Rights Policy. This policy, which represents a fundamental building block of our vision, is transmitted consistently and without interruption along our entire procurement chain. The CCI Human Rights Policy is based on international human rights standards as prescribed by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the United Nations Global Compact.
After 2019, a year focused on human rights, on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the emergence of Covid-19, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and which subsequently reached the level of a global pandemic. We developed plans to fight the pandemic, which posed a serious threat to public health, with an awareness of the importance of respecting human and individual rights, and maintaining this awareness as a priority.
At CCI, we are aware of our responsibility to protect public health and the welfare of the community, which we consider a priority. Accordingly, the CCI Human Rights Policy is an important reference point with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2020, we designed and launched the Human Rights Policy e-learning module and organized pilot sessions with five Distributor owners. We have also continuously improved and developed the online training module. Since 2019, 7,793 hours of Human Rights Policy training has been provided to 8,933 CCI employees in 10 countries of operation. Supplier Guideline Training was also held for 119 individuals from among Human Resources and Supply
Chain country managers in order to raise awareness of Human Rights Policy principles.
In 2020, through the Ethics Hotline, we received 59 notifications, all of which were recorded on the system, to be investigated by Human Rights Policy specialists and decided on by the Ethics and Compliance Committee. We frequently repeated the Human Rights Policy training in order to prevent any non-compliance. What is more, in order to bolster our investigative capacity, we held Employee Investigation Capability Development Training with HR, Legal and Auditing Professionals.