CORPORATE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Company supports the growing awareness of social, environmental and ethical matters when considering business practices, with the objective of producing a positive impact. This statement provides an outline of the policies in place that guide the Company and its employees when dealing with social, environmental and ethical matters in the workplace.


Code of Conduct
The Company maintains and requires the highest ethical standards in carrying out its business activities and has policies in place for dealing with corruption and the use of inside information. The Company also has a whistle-blowing policy which is made available to all employees and contractors.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity
The Company promotes and supports the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination. It is our policy to make every effort to provide a working environment free from bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination on the basis of disability, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief.


Employee Welfare
The Company aims to assist employees at all levels to improve their professional abilities and to develop their skills. This may take the form of on-the-job coaching, counselling or attendance at external courses or seminars.

Manpower and succession planning exists at corporate level to forecast the quantity and type of employee resources that will be required in the future. Individual career progression activities will be developed with this in mind. Annual appraisals are conducted which provide employees with the opportunity to consider past performance and to discuss their goals and aspirations for the short and medium-term.

All employees are eligible to participate in the Company's medical insurance scheme.

Staff security is an area of major importance. We carry out regular security reviews of those areas in which our staff work and travel and make special security provisions for staff in areas perceived to have a high security risk.


Joint Venture Partners, Contractors and Suppliers
The Company is committed to being honest and fair in all its dealings with its partners, contractors and suppliers. The terms of business used by the Company aim to provide clarity and protection, and to ensure the delivery and receipt of products and services at agreed standards. The Company also closely guards information entrusted to it by its joint venture partners, contractor and suppliers, and seeks to ensure that it is never used improperly.