Communication on Progress - commitment letter

Participant
Published
  • 2013/12/07
Time period
  • December 2013  –  December 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.

  • 7 December 2013
    Covers 7 December 2013 to 7 December 2014

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that SKA International Group/SKA 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,

    Mike Douglas
    President & 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.

  • SKA support UN on all the policy which relates to human rights established globally. We follow and are guided by the UN on this section. We give equal opportunities to all our employees working at all management and operations sites.

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

  • 1. We have included this in our HR Handbook and are communicating this in our induction program and in meetings.
    2. We have included this subject in all our employee induction programs

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

  • 1. We have conducted face-to-face survey with our employees.
    2. We will be conducting a yearly written survey which will be done 1st quarter of

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.

  • 1. All employees are encouraged to voice their opinion and graveness to their immediate supervisor or to HR Department.
    2. All issues are taken seriously and a domestic enquire is conducted to address no 1.
    3. We abid by the local law (Dubai) that we cannot employ minors, fair labor wages and compensation and equal opportunity.

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

  • 1. It is implemented in our HR Handbook and Policy
    2. It is as per the JAFZA labor law
    3. Discuss during company annual conference in December 2013.

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

  • 1. Checked by JAFZA authorities.
    2. Random survey conducted by HR deparment

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.

  • 1. It is incorporated into our Safety, Health and Environmental Policy and committment signed by CEO.
    2. We are embarking on ISO 14001 and OHSA certification.

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

  • 1. Will include this in our website.
    2. Notice in our office.
    3. We plan to go for ISO 14001 and OHSA in year 2014.
    4. Training on HSE
    5. Awareness trainings and programs on enrionmental risk

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

  • 1. HSE Manager has developed KPIs on Health, Safety and Environment.
    2. Incorporated into Company's KPIs.

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.

  • 1. It is in our company policy, HR Handbook and acceptance letter from all employees

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

  • 1. Management go through anti-corporation test
    2. Committment letter from all employees

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

  • 1. On going communications to all employees
    2. Whistle Blower chanel