Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2020/04/24
Time period
  • April 2020  –  April 2021
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.

  • Marchesi Metal Tech. (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.

    26th March 2020

    H.E.Ban Ki-moon
    Secretary-General
    United Nations
    New York,NY10017
    USA

    Dear Mr. Secretary-General,
    I am pleased to confirm that Marchesi Metal Tech. (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.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 progects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations,particularly the Millennium Development Goals.Marchesi Metal Tech. (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. will make a clear statement of this commitment to our stakeholders and 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,
    Veronica Campidelli
    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.

  • 4.1 Assessment, Policy and Goals
    Marchesi’s goal is for all our employees and business partners to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our public code of conduct outlines the way each of us should behave and clearly states our responsibility to report instances of human rights violations. This code of conduct is known to all employees within the Group; and is disseminated throughout our immediate operational supply chain as attachment of the related contracts.

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

  • 4.2 Implementation
    All employees can report directly to our Human Resource Department should there be any abuse with regards human rights by email or by drop box. Marchesi will continue to implement its core values, which were initially formally established in early 2010,across all Marchesi companies. In particular, the Company supports the effective elimination of all forms of compulsory labor and child labor and has made this a criterion in the selection and management of its employees, suppliers and contractors. It also specifically implements a strict fair opportunities policy between the sexes and makes sure that nobody is discriminated during hiring or promoting opportunities due to his or her sex.

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

  • 4.3 Measurement of outcomes
    In Marchesi there have never been reported incidents of human rights violations. Top management actively inquires toward this events occurrence, if any, and required that any future case to be immediately reported. Marchesi is fully committed to handle any such occurrences objectively and to provide immediate and conclusive solutions.

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.

  • 5.1 Assessment, Policy and Goals
    Our employee handbook and code of conduct show clearly employee rights, compensation and responsibilities. Each employee receives and signs his/her related job description, a clear explanation of the risks associated to his/her job in relation to safety and occupational diseases, signs a standard labour contract as promulgated by the local labour bureau and receive company, department and post training.All employees work here willingly and no employee is forced to work overtime. The company controls the overall amount of over time within the regulation.

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

  • 5.2Implementation
    The Conciliation committee of employees of Marchesi is working well. Any issues can be discussed in this forum. This is the principle channel of collective bargaining in Marchesi. With regards the safety of our employees we evaluate all working conditions and make sure that, where necessary, the correct personal proactive equipment (PPE) is used by employees and the distribution of the PPE is tracked in written and filed. We act in accordance with the law by annually checking the health of team members toward occupational disease prevention and change their jobs if any risk for them arises. During Daily workshop audits the work environment is constantly reviewed for any new or potential safety risks and appropriate actions are taken if needed. We fully commit to providing safe working environment. New employees receive relevant training during orientation stage; and existing employees receive relevant training during orientation and existing employees receive “refresher” training at various intervals. We have passed the OHS18001 certification in 2009 and every year we refresh the certification with the related issuing body.

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

  • 5.3Measurement of Outcomes
    The average age at Marchesi is 36.3 years old. Our youngest employee is 19 years old and our oldest employee is 55 years old. Our top management team is made of ten Chinese managers and two foreign managers; of the management team members, two are females.

    Company-wide, female employees represent 45% of the headcount. Minutes of the Conciliation committee meetings will be recorded and reviewed in management meeting sand appropriate actions will be taken in order to resolve any conflicts or issues. We have also passed audits from renowned multinational companies and third party as SGS who focus strongly on Corporate Social Responsibility and check for our compliance in these areas.

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.

  • 6.1Assessment, Policy and Goals
    In our Environment Quality Manual, Marchesi clearly describe its environmental policy, which is a public document. On our website (www.marchesi.com) we publically share our environmental viewpoint:
    “We work safely and responsibly in a manner that protects respects and promotes the health and well-being of the individual and the environment.”
    Other extracts of our policy include, “Environmental work aims to reduce our waste, consumption of natural resources, use of fossil fuels and that our products to the greatest extent possible is reused or recycled”, as well as, “We work primarily with companies/suppliers who share our view on the environment.”

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

  • 6.2Implementation
    We have passed the ISO14001 certification in 2009and every year we confirm the certification by audit of the related body. We assessed our environmental impact and we now measure our energy consumption and transport data, which is the converted into CO2 emissions. The responsibility for the environment lies with our EHS representative who conducts a monthly audit in conjunction with our monthly workshop 5S audit.

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

  • 6.3Measurement of Outcomes
    The CO2emissionsare monitored on a monthly basis from January 2010. We will try our best to reduce its figure over the time in proportion to our production status. We have been particularly successful in reducing the hazardous waste production by investing in equipment; in containing the electric consume in investing in geothermal air conditioning and in controlling the air emissions by importing most advance equipment from Germany to treat the casting workshop air.

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.

  • 7.1Assessment, Policy and Goals
    Our code of conduct clearly indicates our stance on corruption:“If an employee is offered a gift, a bribe, an illegitimate commission, or any other form personal payment, it must not be accepted.”Also, a preliminary evaluation of the risk of corruption was made. The biggest risks come in the form of supplier/customer gifts and bribes.

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

  • 7.2Implementation
    In order to prevent the identified risks we commit to several actions:
    Implementation of a rigorous procurement process including cross-functional approval of suppliers and approval at high level of the hiearargy ladder. Periodic market research of prices of key materials to be compared against existing purchasing prices on the main Chinese market web sites.

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

  • 7.3Measurement of Outcomes
    Regarding the aforementioned examples of corruption: we make it clear to our employees and supply chain partners that we will not accept behavior of this kind. If it ever were to happen in Marchesi the relevant disciplinary and/or legal action would be taken against the guilty parties. So far there have been no legal cases regarding corruption in Marchesi since beginning operations is China in 2005.