1. Corporate Responsibility
1.1 Suncombe (“the Company”) is committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour.
1.2 Through its business practices the Company seeks to protect and promote the human rights and basic freedoms of all its employees and contractors.
1.3 Further the Company is committed to protecting the rights of employees working within our supply chain.
1.4 The Company is also committed to eliminating bribery and corruption. It is essential that all employees and persons associated with the Company adhere to this Ethical Business Policy and abstain from giving or receiving bribes of any form.
2. Human Rights
2.1 The Company is vehemently opposed to the use of slavery in all forms; cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments; and any attempt to control or reduce freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
2.2 The Company will ensure that all of its employees and contractors are entitled to their human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.
2.3 The Company will not enter into any business arrangement with any person, company or organisation which fails to uphold the human rights of its workers or who breach the human rights of those affected by that organisation’s activities.
3. Workers’ Rights
3.1 The Company is committed to complying with all relevant employment legislation and regulations. The Company regards such regulations and legislation as the minimum rather than the recommended standard.
3.2 No worker should be discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, gender reassignment, marital status or pregnancy. All workers should be treated equally. Workers with the same experience and qualifications should receive equal pay for equal work.
3.3 No worker should be prevented from joining or forming a staff association or trade union, nor should any worker suffer any detriment as a result of joining, or failing to join, any such organisation.
3.4 The Company does not accept any corporal punishment, harassment in any form, or bullying in any form.
4. Environmental Issues
4.1 The Company is committed to keeping the environmental impact of its activities to a minimum.
5. Bribery and Corruption
5.1 The Company is fundamentally opposed to any acts of bribery and to the making of facilitation payments as defined by the Bribery Act 2010.