Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2013/08/28
Time period
  • August 2012  –  August 2013
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.

  • 28/08/13

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Kestrel International Circuits 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,

    
Ian Lorimer
    Quality Director

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.

  • At Kestrel international Circuits we continue to support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and equivalent international standards. It is written into our code of conduct and will continue to be so. We require all business partners and suppliers to adhere to these standards and we audit these standards with our suppliers on an annual basis.
    For the upcoming year we aim to continue our monitoring policy and will once again audit our suppliers to evidence this.

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

  • We actively encourage any grievances relating to human rights to be aired to any director, and all employees are versed on the implications of human rights. Should anyone be affected by this consultation with the directors is available and the proper procedure taken as stated in our code of conduct.

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

  • We monitor on site, and are yet to receive any complaints relating to human rights and we are in constant contact with our supplier who monitor and record this information should it be required.

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.

  • We renew our employees contracts annually to ensure their rights and benefits are made clear to them with any changes to contracts highlighted before receipt and confirmation. Management meetings are held quarterly to ensure there all employees are aware of the specific goals in labour rights for the upcoming year.

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

  • Should there be any grievances of this nature employees have access to directors at all times and any cases of discrimination are treated with the utmost importance.

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

  • Any issue relating to this area will be investigated fairly with any witness statements taken into account when meeting with a neutral party recording all findings.

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.

  • Our environmental impact is minimal but we aim to recycle as much as possible. We also monitor the REACH policies put in place by our suppliers and partners. We will once again audit as we do annually all of our suppliers for their REACH figures.

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

  • We have made all employees aware of our environmental procedures in order to reduce waste and increase recycling.
    We also audit our suppliers in manufacture annually and monitor their REACH adherence.

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

  • These results from our suppliers are reviewed by management upon receipt and are required to continue their high standards if we are to continue to deal with them.

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.

  • Our company upholds a zero tolerance for bribery or corruption in all operations as stated in our companies policies. Our partners and suppliers follow the same zero tolerance policy.

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

  • Should there be any suspicion of these policies being flouted then a full investigation will take place and directors will be informed. Should this investigation require we will provide a neutral party to conduct the investigation.

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

  • We monitor any cases at each management meeting, which occurs quarterly in order to ensure adherance to this.