Celoplás subscribes to a letter of Principles of BCSD Portugal
By invitation of BCSD Portugal – Business Council for Sustainable Development, Celoplás recently endorsed a Letter of Principles of BCSD Portugal.
This letter is comprised of guidelines for good business management and sustainability commitments, through the adoption of recognized standards and practices aligned with management, ethical, social, environmental and quality standards in any context of the global economy.
By subscribing to this letter, Celoplás is once again committed to the ambition established by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The following is a transcription of the letter:
Principle 1 – Legal Compliance and Ethical Conduct
1.1 RESPECT in its action the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work according to the International Labour Organization.
1.2 ACT in compliance with the laws and norms that regulate its activity at national and international level, adopting the principle of greater exigency in case of selection between national legislation and international standards.
1.3 COMPLY and encourage compliance with good practices of ethical conduct.
1.4 DO NOT TOLERATE a direct or indirect participation in any form of corruption, fraud, money laundering, bribery or extortion.
1.5 RESPECT as fair competition rules and supply reliable and transparent information to all partners.
1.6 DEFINE procedure to identify and address conflicts of interest that can adversely affect business relationships.
1.7 RESPECT AND MAKE RESPECT for intellectual property rights.
1.8 PROTECT, do not use and do not disclose unauthorized information from third parties.
Principle 2 – Human Rights
2.1 RESPECT and promote Human Rights.
2.2 DO NOT TOLERATE human rights violations, refusing any type of harassment, discrimination, coercion, abuse, violence or exploration in their sphere of influence.
2.3 UNDERTAKE adequate efforts to prevent the use of raw materials on their own products that directly or indirectly fund practices of human rights violations.
Principle 3 – Labor Rights
3.1 RESPECT labor rights and reject any form of forced or child labor.
3.2 SUPPORT a freedom of association and recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
3.3 PROVIDE a fair and equitable remuneration, guaranteeing the payment of a living salary and the balance between a professional, family and personal life.
3.4 PROMOTE equal opportunities and equal treatment in employment and professional functions.
3.5 ENSURE conditions for a workplace free from discrimination, moral or sexual harassment, physical or psychological threats and assaults.
3.6 PROVIDE knowledge and training to their employees, and recognize and evaluate them as qualifications acquired for the performance of their duties.
Principle 4 – Prevention, Health and Safety
4.1 IDENTIFY, MONITOR AND PREVENT risks and take preventive measures necessary to avoid occupational accidents and diseases.
4.2 INCENTIVATE behaviours that promote physical and psychological well-being, and a safety of its direct and indirect workers.
4.3 ENSURE the means of protection and training in prevention, health and safety to workers.
Principle 5 – Environment
5.1 PROMOTE a continuous improvement of processes, products and services, through the identification, monitoring and mitigation of environmental risks associated to its activities, aiming to reduce negative impacts on climate, air, water, soil, biodiversity, territory and in communities.
5.2 REDUCE the consumption of natural resources and generation of waste, maximizing process efficiency, reuse and recycling.
5.3 PROMOTE environmental responsibility, the use of innovative and clean technologies and involve stakeholders on the adaptation to global challenges.
Principle 6 – Management
6.1 IMPROVE processes and management practices continuously, adopting measures to comply with the principles set forth herein.
6.2 ENCOURAGE the value chain to respect and promote the equivalents to this Letter.
6.3 COMMUNICATE on a regular and transparent basis the performance in sustainability, namely relevant information on economic, environmental, social, ethical and management performance.
6.4 ENCOURAGE the engagement with stakeholders through listening and dialogue.
In order to monitor the effort of the companies, BCSD will provide a set of indicators to report the compliance of the signatory companies. It is anticipated that by 2020 it will be possible to monitor its effective implementation.
Celoplás will be one of the participating companies, continuing its commitment to a growth strategy focused on Innovation and Sustainable Development.
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