Principles of Conduct
HushFrame wishes to set out the principles of conduct and action which govern the activities of all management teams and employees in the exercise of their professional responsibilities, regardless of the country involved. These principles of action help us achieve responsible and sustainable growth in accordance with our long-term strategy.
People at every level of HushFrame are individually and collectively responsible for applying these principles of conduct and action. Each business unit carries its own responsibility to ensure that these principles are applied in spirit and in practice. General management of HushFrame must ensure that these principles are a key element of employee onboarding and ongoing training to promote awareness of and conformance to these principles across the organization. General management will implement reporting and appropriate methods to monitor compliance.
Principles of Conduct
Respect for others is foundational for the professional and personal
development of each person and it applies throughout the HushFrame organization. It implies an acceptance of pluralism and other cultures and of people of all origins. It is expressed in a readiness to listen to others, to inform, to explain, and to engage in dialogue. It encourages teamwork and bringing out the best in each person. It is through this principle that HushFrame will build a culture of inclusion.
Integrity requires a rigorous adherence to probity in all professional activities. It means that no individual may compromise the interests of HushFrame entrusted to that individual in favor of their own private interests – whether in dealing within HushFrame, or in dealing on behalf of HushFrame with third parties. Employees at all levels will be trained in and will be held responsible to deploy an Ethical Decision-Making Framework before making important decisions.
Professional commitment is a mutual, two-way responsibility at HushFrame. It requires of each employee a personal commitment and a willingness to take on the tasks assigned and to acquire knowledge necessary to do the job. It implies the effective contribution of each person in caring particularly for the environment and for worker health and safety. It also requires each manager to provide training and career path opportunities to each employee.
Principles of Action
Worker health and safety
HushFrame takes particular care to adopt all measures necessary to ensure the best possible protection against health and safety risks in the workplace. They must adopt risk reduction policies and follow up on the due application of the same, checking actual results against the applicable standards. Such policies apply both to their own employees and to employees of sub-contractors when the latter are working on a HushFrame site.
HushFrame must scrupulously ensure that employees’ rights are respected and must promote an active dialogue with their employees. In addition, and without limitation, they must respect the following rules even if not provided for by applicable local law. They must refrain from any form of recourse to forced labor, compulsory labor, or child labor
– whether directly or indirectly or through sub-contractors when the latter are working on a Company site; and they must refrain from any form of discrimination with respect to their employees, whether in the recruitment process, at hiring, or during or at the end of the employment relationship.
Respect for the law
HushFrame must apply in all areas all laws and regulations of the countries where they do business. Particular attention is drawn to the areas described below. All business units must prohibit all actions which might breach applicable norms of competition law. They must refrain from any form of financing political parties or activities, even if allowed under local law. They must also reject all forms of active or passive corruption whether in domestic or international transactions. Furthermore, HushFrame must not exploit loopholes or inadequacies in any such laws or regulations.
Community and the environment
HushFrame recognizes its place in the local community and in the world ecosystem and believes it has a duty to support the communities in which we do business (through employment opportunities, volunteering and philanthropy) and to actively promote the protection of the environment. All business units must be managed in a way that allows employees to engage with the community and that support environmental stewardship with clear targets that are regularly monitored.