Communication on Progress 2019

Participant
Published
  • 2019/07/08
Time period
  • July 2018  –  July 2019
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.

  • July 8, 2019.

    To Our Stakeholders:

    STATEMENT OF EXPRESSION OF CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THE TEN PRINCIPLES

    Ephraim Strongtower Limited and its management even to the highest level governance body have supported and will continue to support the ten universally accepted principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labor, environment and anti – corruption by taking the following steps:
    We have made the ten principles of the UN Global Compact part of our day – to – day business strategies and operations within our spheres of influence. Our commitment to responsible business is incorporated in our business agenda through our purpose and vision.
    We have incorporated the UN Global Compact and its ten principles in our organizational decision making.
    We will continue to support the UN goals and issues including the Sustainable Development Goals.
    We will continue to do our best to create awareness about UN Global Compact and its ten principles amongst our stakeholders, clients, customers, partners and the general public at large.
    We have and shall continue to work against corruption in all its forms especially in Africa where corruption is endemic.
    We hereby reaffirm our commitment to the UN Global Compact and its principles.
    The Communication on Progress (COP) would be shared with all stakeholders including employees, customers and at all public presentation of the company. It would be made accessible to all interested parties on company website.
    This statement and commitment is endorsed by the management of Ephraim Strongtower Limited and the Chief Executive Officer.

    Sincerely yours,


    Mr. Funmi Ajibawo

    (CEO & Contact Person)

    TEL: +234-703-165-4175

    Email: ephraimstrongtower@gmail.com

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.

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited respect and support the universal Declaration of Human Rights and the guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    Company Policy stated in Employee handbook.

    ESL has strongly advised all relevant stakeholders to comply with the UN Global Compact Principles and international declaration on human rights

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

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited implements the United Nation’s Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework.

    Advancing human rights across our operations including our Supply chain.

    Creating awareness among staff members.

    Conducting training to update members of staff.

    Effective system in place to address staff grievances like suggestion boxes.

    Effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of human rights integration.

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

  • Implementation has increased employees’ morale and has motivated them positively.

    We have not identified any instances from ESL that contributes to any adverse human rights incidents of any staff member.

    A team of senior management staff will continue to monitor, review and improve on the implementation strategy of the human rights policy of the Company.

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.

  • At Ephraim Strongtower Limited our commitment is very strong in respect of upholding all the relevant international labor laws and declarations concerning discrimination, child labor, and freedom of association, working hours and employee grievance.

    Commitment to fairness, dignity and integrity.

    ESL has a social Accountability Policy Document signed by the Chief Executive Officer and made available to all staff members and relevant stakeholders.

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

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited will not engage in, or support discrimination in hiring, compensate, accessing, training, promotions or termination of employment based on race, national origin, religion, disability, gender on sexual orientation.

    CHILD LABOR:
    ESL will prevent the use of child labor and forced labor.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY:
    ESL is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees in accordance with the Health and Safety at work act 1974.

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

  • We receive positive results from our staff based on the feedback and questionnaire report on the changes put in place through suggestion boxes.

    Detailed grievance procedure in the employee handbook.

    Awareness training on labor rights and civil policy.

    Positive cooperation from all relevant stakeholders.

    A copy of the Company Social Accountability Policy is included in the Communication on Progress (COP).

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.

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited is committed to promoting awareness by informing and motivating all our staff and encourage them to play an active role in adhering to the company policy on environment.

    We are constantly consulting with all relevant stakeholders about the company’s environmental policy and commitment.

    ESL purchasing policy is to favor Manufacturers and Contractors that adopt best environmental practices.

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

  • ESL will continue to work with local community by initiating environmental issues and encourage reporting on environmental issues of public interest.

    ESL will continue to promote, develop, and implement waste prevention reduction, re-use and recycling in a systematic and cost effective manner.

    ESL is committed to supporting more eco-efficient products, public policy to tackle Climate change and reduction of gas flaring.

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

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited will continue to work with all relevant stakeholders towards achieving our environmental policy aims.

    We have put in place awareness training on environmental issues and efficient energy usage.

    We have set specific improvement targets, monitor progress and communicate results internally.

    ESL ‘s Environmental Policy is included in the Communication on progress (Cop).

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.

  • At Ephraim Strongtower Limited, even to the highest-level governance body, we are committed to achieving a high standard of ethical behavior in everything that we do.

    At ESL, integrity is one of our core values.

    ESL’s policy on anti-corruption is clearly detailed in the employee handbook.

    We have advised all relevant stakeholders to support and adhere to the UN Global Compact anti-corruption principle.

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

  • At ESL, we are constantly organizing in-service training to create awareness and sensitize our members of staff about the company policy regarding anti-corruption.

    ESL policy on anti-corruption is clearly written in the employee hand book.

    Zero tolerance for corruption in all our dealings.

    ESL will continue to dialogue with all relevant stakeholders about our policy in respect of anti-corruption.

    Reporting system in place to handle complaints and suggestion boxes.

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

  • Ephraim Strongtower Limited has a system of intervention in place under the supervision of the Audit department.

    ESL retained external Auditors for checks and balances.

    Improvement on the internal system by plugging leakages thus translating to increase productivity and profit.

    ESL has also set a special team of senior management staff that will continue to monitor, review and improve the system to achieve the company policy regarding anti-corruption.