Code of Conduct
At Serneke, we are dedicated to make meaningful contributions to society, our stakeholders, and to the next generation. We expect our business partners to support and contribute to that mission. Below you can read our Code of Conduct for Business Partners.
Code of Conduct
In addition to our core values, the Code is based on:
The United Nation’s ten principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour,
environment and anti-corruption.
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The United Nations 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Conventions and recommendations of the United Nations International Labour Organisation
The United Nations International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) International Programme on the
Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC).
The World Economic Forums Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).
The Code applies to all our business partners such as subcontractors, suppliers, service providers, professional service providers, consultants, joint venture partners and any third parties representing Serneke. As a business partner to Serneke, you must ensure that your employees comply with the principles and standards of this Code and that the Code is implemented throughout your supply chain.
Compliance with laws
Our business partners are required to comply with all applicable laws. If the Code sets a higher standard than applicable laws, the Code shall apply, and vice versa. If the Code conflicts with applicable laws, you should inform and seek advice from relevant Serneke representative before taking further actions.
To verify your compliance with the Code, Serneke reserves the right to audit and inspect your operations and facilities with or without support from third party. You are obligated to cooperate by providing relevant information and by making individuals accessible so that a meaningful audit can be conducted.
Upon material breaches of the Code, Serneke will conclude the business partnership and reserves the right to take other legal measures.
Reporting of misconduct
Our business partners, their employees, and other stakeholders are obligated to report suspected or known violation of this Code to us. You can report concerns through the channel you are most comfortable with, such as via a relevant Serneke representative or anonymously via the Serneke whistle-blower system.
We do not tolerate retaliation against anyone making reports in good faith.