7. No Discrimination or Harassment
The Group is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, creed, religion, age, disability or sexual preference. It is the Group policy to provide equal opportunity to all Company Personnel with regard to hiring, pay rates, training and development, promotions and other terms of employment.
The Group does not tolerate harassment, including sexual harassment, in any form.
The values we encourage in our Company Personnel are: candour, courtesy, an ability to deal with change and respect form humanity, personal dignity and privacy.
We are also committed to providing a positive work environment that values the wide-ranging perspectives inherent in our diverse workforce and fosters individual growth and achievement of business goals.
Any act of discrimination or harassment when dealing with Company Personnel, customers and /or suppliers will not be tolerated and the offender will be subject to severe disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.
Harassment is any inappropriate conduct which has the purpose or effect of:
- Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment; or
- Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance.
Forms of harassment include, but are not limited to, behaviour toward another person based on that person’s race, ethnicity, gender, creed, religion, age, disability or sexual preference which is unwelcome and personally offensive to its recipient.
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment should immediately report the incident to their supervisors and the Human Resources Division. All complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated.
No retaliation will be taken against any Company Personnel because he reports a problem concerning acts of discrimination or harassment. Company Personnel can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Employees who observe or become aware of harassment should immediately advise their supervisors and the Human Resources Division.