The way we deal with our business partners and how we act internally shall be characterized by honesty, respect, fairness and integrity. We shall always comply with the laws and regulations in all jurisdictions where we do business. We shall not offer or accept from customers and other business partners, official institutions, or representatives of such entities, any rewards or benefits that violate any applicable laws or this Code. We will ensure that our employees and our business partners (suppliers, customers, and sub-contractors, etc.), are aware of our Code.
Trust, respect, integrity and honesty are essential to Home Group. Any type of corruption is contradictory to the objective of doing good business. We have zero tolerance towards corruption in any form.
When dealing with officials, we need to always act in a professional way, solving daily business issues in a legal and ethical way.
We shall always make business decisions based on what is in the best interest of the Group. Decisions shall never be based on personal considerations or relationships. A conflict of interest arises when anything interferes with or influences the exercise of a co-worker’s independent judgment in the best interest of Home Group. We must avoid situations in which our personal interest may conflict with, or even appear to conflict with, the interest of the Group.
Home Group is committed to creating a safe and respectful work environment in which our colleagues can grow and perform at their best. We protect our colleagues from discrimination and harassment. We make all employment-related decisions (such as hiring, promotion, salary changes) based only on the evaluation of an individual’s qualification, competencies, and achievements. Discrimination because of gender, sexuality, national origin, race, religion, disability, age, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics is strictly prohibited. Similarly, we do not tolerate harassment at work, meaning that Home Group leaders especially and all other Home Group employees are not allowed to display any sort of verbal, visual or physical behavior with the aim to intimidate, abuse, or harass.
Raising questions and concerns can help Home Group identify and solve a problem at an early stage. If you have doubts or concerns about compliance with this Code in any aspect of our business, we encourage you to contact any of the following resources as soon as possible: Talk to your direct Manager, your local Factory Manager, or any human resources professional. Send an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org describing the issue in your language. If needed your message will be translated into the English language for investigation by the Group Compliance Office. Send an anonymous message to the Home Group Compliance Office. To do that, use message box “Report to Compliance Office” below and describe the issue. You can identify yourself and leave contact details, or you can stay anonymous.
The Home Group Compliance Office consist of colleagues from the Group Management Team only.
Experts from Home Group locations can be involved when needed. We will ensure that the investigation will not harm the employee who reported about the problem in any way.