At CERINS, we are committed to delivering excellence by adopting the highest standards of integrity and business ethics.
We have implemented a Business Ethics and Compliance program throughout our network. At the heart of the program is the Business Ethics and Compliance Code. The Code’s principles and rules apply to all Group activities, and include standards for technical and professional conduct in the following areas:
All employees and subcontractors are required to commit to the Code and receive training to ensure compliance. We encourage transparency and foster a workplace environment where ethical issues can be raised and guidance given accordingly. Our dedicated Compliance Officer supports employees and management throughout our organization to ensure a rigorous implementation of our integrity and ethical standards.
Most importantly, we place business ethics and compliance above all commercial considerations. To ensure the effectiveness of the implementation of our Code, our Business Ethics and Compliance program is subject to an annual independent assessment conducted by the company’s external auditors.
The Committee, chaired by the Chairman of the Board, comprises the Chief Executive Officer, the Group Compliance Officer, as well as management representatives from the business, legal and human resources functions.
The Compliance Committee conducts periodic reviews of our Business Ethics and Compliance Program throughout the Group and provides policy guidance to the Board on compliance-related matters.
As part of its remit, the Compliance Committee also reviews the appointment of business partners and key suppliers. Regular reports on the activities of the Compliance Committee are submitted to the Board of Directors.
CERINS Group Policy Concerning Countries under National and International Sanctions
Economic sanctions and embargoes are commercial and financial restrictions applied by one or more countries or international organizations against a targeted country, group of countries or individual(s). Such restrictions are imposed by a national or international legislative instrument for a variety of political, military and economic reasons. Violations of sanction regimes may lead to penalties.
The Compliance Officer or his/her nominated delegate(S) initiates, where appropriate, an investigation into any violation of the Program reported to him/her coming to his/her knowledge.