Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2020/09/21
Time period
  • September 2020  –  September 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.

  • To our Shareholders,

    I am delighted openly reconfirm Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants’ commitment towards the UN’s Global Compact initiative and its continued commitment to embrace and act on the UN’s Global Compact “10 Principles” in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

    In this annual Communication on Progress, we elaborate on how we incorporated the Global Compact’s principles, that we said we would meet in the last COP submitted, into our policies, philosophy and daily operations.

    We bind ourselves to continually to share this information with all our shareholders through any means of communication required.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Wassim Adlouni
    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 consider the United Nation's Declaration of Human Rights as a standard of achievement at Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants (AEC) and accordingly such rights remain maintained in our company at all levels.

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

  • As proof of our commitment in applying the Human Rights policies as expressed in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, we applied a policy dedicated for Human Rights and have accordingly upheld and acted upon.

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

  • To ensure that no one in our company breaches any of the human rights policies, we keep modifying our strict program of monitoring which is part of our ISO Certification, hence, that allows any information or action to be passed on through different levels of the company for approval from its relevant senior.

    Any violation would be exposed at the level once undertaken.

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 AEC we are keen in giving all employees the rights without prejudice, regardless of ones’ background.

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

  • As proof of our commitment to providing proper labour rights, our employees have access to their rights as soon as they are employed, furthermore, we have taken measures by including a section dealing with labour rights in our policies and standards. Such policy remains in effect and upheld in our company.

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

  • This works while applying the ISO methods exposing any violation easily.

    Any breach of any rights and policies would be dealt immediately following investigating the incident.

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.

  • Environmental protection is greatly maintained in our company. Accordingly a section dedicated towards the environment was implemented in our policies and the same standards remains upheld.

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

  • Employees are always encouraged to conduct their correspondences as much as possible electronically and accordingly clients and companies we deal with are encouraged to do the same.

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

  • All levels in the company have different monitoring criteria. On the administration level, going paperless is the main goal and accordingly by checking relevance of printing. A printing quota and monitoring is set in place.

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 AEC we strive to control corruption at all times especially in the organization. The positive feedback and reputation we get in the market is the thing that separates us from our competition.

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

  • We dedicated a section that deals with anti-corruption that is implemented in our company to deal with bribery, perjury and all other forms of corruption possible in our industry.

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

  • A regular auditing across all levels of the company by random checking as well as a yearly external audit ensures all our actions comply with the policies set forth by our company. Our track record proves our commitment by having a clean history of dealings.