In line with our values of responsibility and transparency, our company, according to good practice on the market, implements comprehensive Compliance Programmes that help to create the company's corporate culture as well as influence business ethics outwardly.
The foundation for responsible and transparent business is our Code of Conduct and Ethical Principles which is, however, only the start of this approach. Our company is aware of the risks of unfair practices including corruption, and systematically maps these risks and actively prevents them using appropriate tools; we assess e.g. the riskiness of individual jobs, we are interested in the integrity of selected employees and define clear and binding rules in the area of conflict of interests and competition. We also have clearly defined rules for accepting and providing gifts and entertainment, promoting one of the key principles, i.e. that, in order to reduce undesirable influence on decisions taken, including corrupt practices, we never request gifts and avoid accepting them.
We are convinced that, in the case of our company, it is not enough to promote business ethics and transparency only within the company itself, but also through our relationships with our business partners. We are interested in working with business partners and organizations which, like us, not only perceive the need to adhere to ethical principles and binding rules, but are also responsive to the environment and society as a whole. We have defined the minimum requirements that are a prerequisite for accomplishing a correct relationship. We expect our business partners to respect them just as we do. We are actively interested in who we work with, we map the risks of established business relationships and we also try to use all appropriate and available tools to prevent risks and promote our values.
We are really serious about this whole approach to business, the internal measures we have adopted and their outward promotion, and perceive them as part of our social responsibility.