While always adhering to legal requirements, we are guided by our own values and morals, involving taxation, social responsibilities, labour and human rights. Our Code of Conduct Policy serves as a guide in the context of ethical decision-making. The Code of Conduct is based on internationally recognised ethical principles, guidelines, and conventions e.g., the OECD Guidelines for Multilateral Enterprises and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and applicable laws and regulations and addresses a variety of ethical matters, ranging from personal conduct; work environment and safety; conflicts of interests; confidential information; to environmental responsibility.
Anti-bribery and anti-corruption
Our Antibribery and Anti-corruption Policy clearly state that all forms of bribery and corruption are completely unacceptable in Netcompany. Our policy on anti-bribery and anti-corruption is supplemented by organisational procedures that ensure continuous control of company expenses. We have an approval system where any receiving or offering of gifts, meals, and other entertainment gestures must be approved by a superior. The policy protects our employees from accusations of unethical conduct.
We have a transparent tax disclosure policy, which clearly states that we disassociate ourselves from the use of tax havens and other methods of tax evasion. As a company, we pay corporate income taxes and other indirect taxes in all the countries in which we operate.
We follow the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, letting its standards guide several policies, including our Code of Conduct and Anti-Slavery Policy. Alongside these policies, we have also implemented internal guidelines on non-discrimination and protective measures against any kind of harassment. We work to secure the human rights of every employee throughout the organisation. This includes conduct by our subcontractors and business partners. Through our whistleblower system, people can report suspicions or knowledge of mistreatment either within Netcompany or within the organisations that we do business with.
We operate according to the highest ethical standards regarding labour rights. We have a zero-tolerance approach to the use of child labour as well as any forced or compulsory labour. We fully support the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that all children have the right to leisure and education. We have implemented an Anti-Slavery Policy, making employees aware of the issue of modern slavery and notifying them of Netcompany’s whistleblower system where any violation or suspected violation can be reported anonymously.