Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2014/08/21
Time period
  • August 2013  –  August 2014
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.

  • Statement of support
    Since we learned about the UN Global Compact initiative and joined the UN GC “family” in 2013, we perceived the initiative and the principles of the UN GC as in accordance with principles and goals of our company.
    It is my personal belief that business should promote sustainable development in everyday business activities as valuable investment in the future of Mankind and our Planet.
    I herewith confirm our long term commitment to the United Nations Global Compact goals. It is our intention to support and implement the UN GC principles continuously in the future whenever possible.
    Denis Trupec, Managing 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.

  • Human rights policies are already incorporated into our corporate culture, system of values, management style, and day-to-day business activities and communication. All our business processes and business relations are kept free from any human rights abuse.

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

  • We are small company and as a small team we work close to each other in one big and comfortable office space. We care for the pleasant working atmosphere and we are colleagues who helping each other in all business situations.

    We adopted Rules of Procedure and we chose a Commissioner for the protection of the dignity of employees. Also in our Office we have suggestion box. Our management board is always available for any suggestion, any questions, whether they are business or private nature.

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

  • Our company have no experience with human rights violations. We do business in accordance with the regulations related to human rights and labor rights.

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.

  • Our employees are the core of our business and success. We strive to create a working environment based on positive approach to relationships with others, where individual differences are honored and valued. Respect for the individual is one of our company's core values, reminding us all to treat people as we would like to be treated ourselves.

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

  • We adopted Rules of Procedure and we chose a Commissioner for the protection of the dignity of employees.
    All our workers are employed in accordance with the Labour Law of the Republic of Croatia. All of them have health and pension insurance. Our employees are well informed about labour rights.

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

  • In this moment in our team we have 17 employees, 6 woman and 11 man in age between 23 and 44. Our employees are Croatian nationality and coming from different regions of Croatia.
    Our company don't have experience with incidents of violations of the Global Compact Labour principles. Our clients are companies and organizations from different countries and our employees have experience of working in an international and multicultural environment.

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.

  • We are constantly working on harmonizing the ethical, environmental and economic values of our business activities in a way necessary for a sustainable development.

    OptimIT has in place certified quality management system according to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In this context, company established software development methodology and variety of procedures aimed at ensuring quality of deliverables, but also excellence in communication and organization of everyday working activities. We also hold ISO14001:2004 standard for environmental management.

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

  • In 2012 w achieved ISO14001:2004 standard for environmental management.
    In our work, we pay special attention to using environmentally friendly technologies and recommend so to our clients. Software applications we create conserve paper, energy and work time in fully functioning office.

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

  • The company regularly takes care of economical use of electricity and water.
    We also take care that paper, glass and plastic are placed in special containers for further recycling.

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.

  • We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with local and international regulations and procedures concerning anti-corruption. We are particularly intolerant towards any form of extortion or bribery from any part. Transparency of our business is our imperative.

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

  • Our company operates transparently in all areas of work and regularly submits financial reports.
    Ethical principles of the company are based on respect for the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Croatian, which shall comply with all employees.
    The Code of Ethics is incorporated into the Rules of Procedure. It regulates the behavior of employees, performing work in accordance with the highest standards of the profession and the obligation to keep business secrets.

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

  • Our company don't have experience related to corruption and bribery. Most of our clients are international companies and organizations.