We seek to integrate sustainable development principles and environmental responsibility into our business strategies, leadership principles, daily operations, activities and investments.
In a global market, that faces environmental pressures and global trends challenging growth and development, we believe we can continue to grow our economies and support societal development if we implement and adhere to the below principles:
Environmental Responsibility and Management
We are committed to assessing the environmental impacts associated with our business activities and implementing an effective environmental management system to minimize actual and potential adverse environmental impacts.
In recognition of our role in the preservation of the environment, we undertake to monitor, communicate and continually improve our environmental standards, while aiming to monitor and adapt our consumption habits on a continual basis. Specifically, we are committed to maximizing the resource efficiency of all natural resources, particularly water, air, energy and soil. We are also committed to “reducing, reusing and recycling” waste material.
Employees and Consultants shall be familiar with and comply with all environmental standards and regulations that relate to their work and shall respect and preserve the environment.
We are committed to building on our knowledge of measuring our own sustainability performance to improve comparability and share results among ourselves and with clients and broader stakeholders.
We recognize that human rights are the fundamental rights, freedom and standards of treatment to which all human beings are entitled and are committed to respecting the Principles and Recommendations reflected in the European Convention on Human Rights, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including the three (3) pillars of the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, and shall apply this commitment by practicing ethical business practices.
Discrimination and Harassment
Employees and Consultants shall be entitled to and expected to create and preserve a positive and professional work environment and shall not engage in any type of psychological or physical harassment or discrimination of other Employees and/or Consultants, our clients and business partners
We are committed to creating and maintaining a positive and professional work environment free of discrimination and abusive conduct and will not tolerate any discrimination, moral or sexual harassment, violence or threatening behaviour of any kind.
We shall not discriminate on the basis of origin, nationality, ethnicity, culture, appearance, language, religion, race, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation and social, economic, immigration or relationship status.
Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity
Our decisions concerning all employees’ jobs shall be based on professional qualifications, independent of the age, origin, nationality, ethnicity, culture, appearance, language, religion, race, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation and social, economic, immigration or relationship status.
We recognize the integrity of each employee and support the right to equal opportunity regarding recruitment, hiring, training, salaries, career evolution and all other employment conditions and advantages.
Health and Safety
We are committed to maintaining a clean, safe and healthy workplace by following the safety and health rules and regulations in effect and observing appropriate standards of conduct.
Employees and Consultants undertake not to work under the influence of any illegal drugs or alcohol.
Social Responsibility and Ethics
We recognize the importance of our responsibility toward people and societies. In this regard, we undertake to respect and follow human rights guidelines, to foster skill development for our workforce, and to understand and define the societal impact of our activities across all aspects of our business.
In accordance with our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, we remain committed to governing our business with integrity, developing best practices in any relevant area of work, and promoting ethical conduct, including fighting corruption.
We are committed to demonstrating social responsibility by promoting initiatives that show respect for the people and local businesses of the diverse communities in the countries in which we operate.