Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles aim to ensure we respond to the needs of all our stakeholders. They drive a number of policies, programs and best practices that help ensure we implement projects successfully day to day. 

Human Rights

We respect the dignity and human rights of those affected by our operations, without discrimination of any kind. 

Health and Safety

We pursue a goal of causing no harm to our employees or those affected by our activities. We will implement effective health and safety management systems, adopt best available practices and engage our people and business partners in driving continuous performance improvement. 

Environment

We aim to protect the environment and conserve the ecological balance by implementing effective environmental management systems, adopting best practices and engaging our people and business partners in driving continuous performance improvement. 

Ethical Business Conduct

We apply only the highest standards of ethics in all we do - acting in ways that meet or exceed applicable laws, meeting our contractual commitments, avoiding conflicts of interest, keeping company data accurate, confidential and secure and avoiding all forms of corruption. 

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

We value the diversity of our people and will use this to develop our Group. We respect the rights of our people to equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the workplace, to organize collective representation in accordance with the laws in the areas they are employed, to be advised of actions and decisions adversely affecting them in the workplace and be given fair opportunity to respond to them, to have any personal data held by our team treated confidentially. 

Community Support

We continue to consult and support the communities in which we work - seeking to contribute to their economic and social well being. We will also support charitable, educational and cultural causes through direct donations, in-kind support and employee fund-matching programs. 

Innovation

Professionalism underpins all our activities. In addition, we encourage a dynamic and co-operative approach, helping customers in their search for new solutions and methods of working. We believe innovation and creativity are essential for the future of our Group by enhancing our capacity for growth and progress. 

Openness and Transparency

Openness and transparency are values guiding all aspects of our external and internal relationships. We build trust with customers, shareholders and other interested parties through the publication of accurate, reliable data. We foster teamwork and encourage synergies across our Group of companies, through the sharing of knowledge and best practices. 

Entrepreneurial Spirit and Management Rigor

We encourage an entrepreneurial approach by decentralizing decision making and keeping it within a clearly defined policy framework. This approach enables local managers and their teams to decide best how to achieve their business targets. Most of our guiding principles reflect our commitment to sustainability - and a sustainable approach is becoming increasingly established across our business as it is in the wider market. Beyond that, they ask us to work in a way that will help our business and our customers’ business thrive, being responsive, open and creative in our work.