Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2014/12/10
Time period
  • December 2013  –  December 2014
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • No answer provided.
Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • We believe a work life balance is important. And all of our employees/associates are encouraged to work on their agendas best suited to their life styles.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • When I (as CEO) distribute work to my team, I make sure that people's rights are not violated. For example, some of my team don't like to travel and only like to spend one or 2 nights away from home a week. This and other examples are consistent with our values and culture, which are very concrete.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • The health and wellbeing of my team is a constant indicator of how well people are doing. We are inconstant dialogue about not only our work but our own energy and general feel good at work.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • My team are free to work in an environment that best suits them, whilst these goals are not specifically written down, we do adhere to them and challenge each other when we don't.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • We are in constant touch and meet frequently to discuss such topics.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Our clients give as constant feedback on how well my team are doing.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • We are seeking to reduce our carbon footprint, given the extensive travel we do.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • We are using skype and video conferencing more often.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • We are looking to reduce our travel costs.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • This isn't so relevant for us.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • We only work with well known blue-chip multi national companies who have values and standards we would align with.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • Our books are professionally audited.