Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2016/04/27
Time period
  • April 2015  –  December 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.

  • 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.

  • Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

    I am pleased to confirm that McCorry supports the ten principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Millennium Development Goals.McCorry will make a clear statement of this commitment to our stakeholders and the general public.

    We recognize that a key requirement for participation in the Global Compact is the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP) that describes our company’s efforts to implement the ten principles. We support public accountability and transparency, and therefore commit to report on progress within one year of joining the Global Compact, and annually thereafter according to the Global Compact COP policy. This includes:

    • A statement signed by the chief executive expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing our ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles. This is separate from our initial letter of commitment to join the Global Compact.
    • A description of practical actions (i.e., disclosure of any relevant policies, procedures, activities) that the company has taken (or plans to undertake) to implement the Global Compact principles in each of the four issue areas (human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption).
    • A measurement of outcomes (i.e., the degree to which targets/performance indicators were met, or other qualitative or quantitative measurements of results).

    Sincerely yours,
    Mr. Jonas Israel
    CEO, McCorry & Co. Ltd

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.

  • 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.

  • McCorry is a company that honors human rights where we promote diversity and equal opportunity and practice nondiscrimination and we have a company policy of maintaining a harassment free workplace. As such the company does not condone disrespectful behavior, intimidation and harassment.
    Our policy does not tolerate sexual harassment, verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature.
    In the history of the company (since its start in 1996) we have not come across any such behavior.
    We would take immediate action if we became aware of any harassments or misconducts.

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

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

  • We are committed in maintaining a safe, clean and healthy work environment for our employees. We are committed to continuously challenge our employees in order to promote their individual growth as persons. We support and sponsor local charity activities and encourage our staff to join in on these activities.

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

  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • McCorry provides transparency in our practices and at the same time protects personal information of our employees and clients, where personal information used solely for business purposes. We encourage growth and development of our employees through bi-annual appraisal which helps both the management and employees to express any issues relating to work which also promotes improvement for employees. Each year, we support humans rights through financial contribution, where the employees raise funds and items to be donated for the under privileged kids in rural areas. We contribute a decent amount of money for charity runs, also encouraging our employees to be part of it.

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.

  • 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.

  • McCorry does not discriminate against employees who voluntarily establish and join organization of their own choice. McCorry’s maintains a good remuneration and work environment for all our employees. We adhere to all business and company legislation.

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

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

  • Our employees are employed on their own free will. In specific cases the company will work with the employee if flexible working hours is the best approach. The employees are free to terminate their employment at any time in accordance to the employment contract they have signed. Child labor and forced labor issues are not tolerated in our company, where we do not employ anyone below the age of 18 as per labor legislation. In accordance to promote diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin and disability and age.

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

  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Throughout our history the company has employed people from the various races and religion represented in Malaysia.
    McCorry is committed in providing opportunities for our employees to develop their professional skills, to better their qualification and experience via training and physical exposure. Room for improvement is given to strengthen the productivity of individuals and our organization.

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.

  • 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.

  • McCorry is committed to follow a sustainable business practice into the company’s operations according to our existing Environmental policy. We recognize our responsibility to our employees, customers and suppliers to operate in environmentally conscious and responsible manner

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

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

  • . McCorry supports various certification and principle such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Global Wood Tracking Program and WWF’s Global Forestry Trade Network.
    We ensure that all our suppliers are environmentally conscious and responsible. If a supplier fails to adhere to this policy, we will not continue our cooperation with them.
    We conduct regular performance audits and training for our employees and suppliers to ensure that environmental commitments have been met. Since 2015, McCorry has measured its carbon footprint with the goal to continuously reduce or minimize its impact on the environment and increase cost efficiencies.

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

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

  • . In 2015 the company replaced all its lighting fixtures with LED lightning to reduce our carbon foot print. We are also in the beginning stage of looking into installing solar panels to further reduce our carbon footprint. All employees in the office practice the 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) as encouraged by company management to support waste reduction.
    The company is seeking to get carbon neutral certified for its operation in Kota Kinabalu. We are currently looking into buying carbon credits from local projects (reforestation projects, electrification with solar panels in remote villages that now rely on generator electricity, etc.)

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.

  • 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.

  • We are committed to working against corruption in all forms, including bribery and extortion. McCorry is transparent in all of its business and ensures that our employees adhere to this code of ethics in any form of dealings or communications

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

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

  • Integrity is an important corporate value that is practiced by McCorry. It is an integral part of our way of conducting our business.Information about handling and process of dealing with anti-corruption matters are addressed in the employee handbook and employees are fully aware of actions that will be taken against them for any ethic violation concerning this issue

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

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

  • We have also established a corporate anti-corruption policy that all employees sign off on. All of our business partners have to sign off on a corporate conduct policy that clearly outlines an agreement on how McCorry does its business. We revisit this issue with our business partners on a regular basis.Throughout the history, we have encountered 2 cases of employees involved in corrupt practices and immediate action was taking against them.