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Working in the GS Group Community

A. Fair employment practices
B. Environment, health and safety
C. Harassment – free work environment

5A. Fair employment practices
We are committed to building workplaces that promote teamwork, diversity and trust. In providing equal employment opportunities for everyone we recruit, hire, develop, promote, discipline and offer other conditions of employment without discriminating against a person’s ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability as well as citizenship, marital or any other legally protected status.

What does it mean for me?

DO

DON'T

  • Support our commitment to provide equal opportunities for everyone in the organization.
  • Demonstrate respect for your fellow employees and others you may come into contact with, whether they are employees, customers, suppliers, etc.
  • Ensure your own employment decisions. For example, recruiting new staff and performance reviewing those on your team are determined by merit and business considerations alone.
  • Understand employment, labor and equal opportunity laws and local cultures that may have an impact on workplace decisions.
  • Do anything that fosters disunity within GS Group.
  • Raise issues that may cause discriminatory consequences or implications.
 

5B. Environment, health and safety
We strive to promote a safe workplace free from violence, meaning threats (whether implicit or explicit) and intimidation will not be tolerated. In addition, our company has rules that strictly forbid the use of drugs and alcohol while working. Violations of these rules are taken very seriously.

What does it mean for me?

DO

DON'T

  • Observe the rules in each area of work comply with all health and safety laws, as well as our own health and safety requirements.
  • Remember that all employees and anyone else working on our premises must know the health and safety requirements associated with their jobs.
  • Conduct business in accordance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations, requirements and corporate commitments.
  • Understand the environmental consequences of what we do and look for ways to reduce or eliminate those consequences.
  • Use drugs, alcohol or improper medication while working.
  • Ignore all applicable environmental laws and regulations wherever we do business.
 

5C. Harassment–free work environment
In exhibiting a professional work environment, we will not tolerate any form of harassment such as verbal, physical or visual behavior where the purpose or effect is to create an offensive, hostile or intimidating environment.

What does it mean for me?

DO

DON'T

  • Treat colleagues and subordinates with respect and dignity.
  • Provide guidance, training or counseling if any of your subordinates make mistakes.
  • Follow procedure for punishment: begin ith a verbal warning before moving to a written one. In the event that warning your subordinate has no effect, their carelessness may result in termination.
  • Avoid anything that will lead you to harassment of any kind.
  • Shout, yell, threaten or use degrading words or acts for the purpose of belittling others.
  • Make disturbing sexual comments/ suggestions, e.g. commenting on one’s appearance or sexual life.
  • Perform disturbing physical actions, including assault or the hindering/blocking of your subordinate or anyone in the company’s progress.
  • Offer special treatment, including promotions and/or salary increments in return for sexual favors.
  • Make any racially, ethnically, religiously, age related or sexually offensive jokes or insults.
  • Display offensive pictures or cartoons or use voicemail, email or other electronic devices to transmit derogatory or discriminatory information.