Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2016/03/22
Time period
  • March 2015  –  March 2016
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.

  • March 22, 2016

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Comet Consular Services AB reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mats Collberg,
    CEO

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 support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    - We have a written company policy in which working hours etc are all set respecting our country standards.
    - We ensure that our employees are provided safe, suitable and sanitary work facilities
    - We protect our employees from workplace harassment, including physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment, abuse or threats.

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

  • - We have yearly job satisfaction conversations with all full time employees
    - We offer assistance from an external psychologist if needed

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

  • - Internal surveys on job satisfaction among employees on annual basis

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.

  • - Written policies on equal rights
    - We comply with union settlements

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

  • - We ensure that Comet Consular Services AB does not participate in any form of forced or bonded labour
    - We comply with the minimum wage standards in our country.
    - We ensure that employment-related decisions are based on relevant and objective criteria.
    - Yearly wage negotiations with employees

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

  • - Gender: 76 in total, 42 women and 34 men. In management, we have 5 women and 5 men.
    - Age: Born 1950-1960 2%, born 1960-1970 14%, born 1970-1980 22%, born 1980-1990 53%, born 1990 or later 9%
    - We do not measure ethnicity, but our employees speak 23 different languages, which indicates a broad variety of cultures.
    - No reports of occupational diseases or injuries during the last 5 years. Sickness absence below 2% for company total in 2014/2015.

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.

  • Being a service based company we do not have big environmental risks, however we try to protect the environment as much as possible in our daily actions and have a written company policy on protecting the environment

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

  • - Over the last few years we have focused on using bikes as much as possible in our daily embassy rounds in stead of cars. We have less cars now than several years ago.
    - We encourage our employees to minimize printing in order to spare paper.

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

  • No answer provided.
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.

  • - Written policy
    - Yearly anti-bribery online course at TRACE

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

  • - We asses the risk of corruption when doing business
    - We ask our new business partners to read and sign our anti-corruption and bribery policy as part of the contract.
    - We brief our employees frequently to assure that internal procedures support our anti-corruption and bribery commitment.

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

  • Our local Team Leaders are in daily dialogue with relevant employees and thereby monitor the anti-corruption performance. Furthermore we do internal surveys when needed.