The Code of Conduct for all Staff Members and Directors at Aardwolf Africa Safaris Ltd. is based on the principles of best practice and ethical behavior for the company’s open, transparent and constructive business style.
Every Staff member at Aardwolf Africa Safaris is required to abide by our ethical principles & values:
At all times, behave with Integrity - be fair, courteous and respectful in all dealings with:
At all times, apply a professional approach in your duties and observe the rules of good:
The Code of Conduct is communicated to each member of staff on engagement, and the management is required to ensure adherence of the same by all staff members. In-Training is also provided periodically.
Should there be any violation of the Code of Conduct, disciplinary action will be instituted, which may include dismissal of both the staff member committing the violation and any other employee who deliberately permits the violation to occur.
The above obligations shall continue to apply following any termination of employment from Aardwolf Africa Safaris Ltd. On termination of employment - all documents and items containing confidential information shall be returned to Aardwolf Africa Safaris.
Bribery and corruption are criminal offences and prohibited. A “bribe” is any financial or other advantage which is offered, provided, authorized, requested or received as an inducement or reward for the improper performance of a person’s relevant function or the receipt of which is improper. Exchanges of small gifts and hospitality are normal tokens of courtesy and friendliness between business partners and colleagues. On no account, however, may they be given, offered or received with the intent or prospect of influencing decision making or other conduct. In the event of any uncertainty in such cases in terms of the limits of acceptable business practice, employees should consult with Management.
All employees shall familiarize themselves with the good business practice applicable to their area of activity, and shall behave with integrity and in compliance with the law.
Should there be any serious ethical conflict with colleagues and/or their superiors the employees should apply common sense judgment and determine the best course of action to be taken to resolve the issue in good faith. Harassment or bullying is not tolerated and has no place here. In the event there is no resolution, the matter shall be referred to the Management.
Aardwolf Africa Safaris - in its core business as Destination Service Agent acknowledges its ethical responsibility to all its partners and clients. Aardwolf Africa Safaris carefully selects its suppliers to compliment and propel this principle.
1. Compliance with all Statutory Laws of the Destination
Aardwolf Africa Safaris requires its Suppliers to comply with all applicable international, national and local laws and regulations, industry minimum standards and any other relevant statutory requirements.
2. Compliance with Employee Basic legal and human rights
Aardwolf Africa Safaris requires the Supplier not to practice any form of discrimination to its employees or customers. This includes discrimination based on gender, age, disability, religion, race, tribe, social background, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics.
Supplier will not engage in any workplace mal-practice, intimidation and conditions which violate basic rights of its employees or customers. This includes or physical abuse, mental torture, any kind of sexual harassment and other forms of human rights violations.
Supplier shall provide a safe and hygienic working environment and take all adequate steps to prevent diseases, accidents and injuries arising during work.
3. Employment Terms, Wages & Remuneration
The Supplier must meet the legal minimum employment terms and conditions. This includes working terms and conditions including working hours of employees, statutory deductions, annual leave, sick and maternity leave, promotions and benefits - must conform to the legal requirements.
4. Forced labour, Child labour and sexual exploitation.
The Supplier shall not make use of any form of forced labour. Supplier shall not employ children younger than 18 years of age unless local minimum age law stipulates a younger age. Supplier shall not allow or tolerate any child prostitution at its premises and facilities. The supplier shall report any suspicions of any of the above to the competent local authorities.
5. Anti-Bribery and Anti–Corruption
Aardwolf Africa Safaris requires the Supplier to refrain from engaging in any form of bribery or corruption.
The Supplier shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption. Aardwolf Africa Safaris requires its suppliers and those who act on its behalf to report any suspicious, risky or corrupt conduct.
6. Environment Conservation
Suppliers shall actively minimize their negative impact on the environment. Supplier will reduce waste of all types to the greatest extent. This can be achieved through reduction of energy and water wastage, abolish the use of harmful chemicals; adapt mandatory standards for waste management, emissions and effluent treatment and disposal.
7. Promote and empower Local Commerce
Aardwolf Africa Safaris encourages its Suppliers to source locally from the local communities at the destination. This promotes economic empowerment and a direct benefit of Tourism to the local community.
8. Compliance Failure
If a Supplier is found to be in breach of the Law and or Ethics of the business (e.g. disregard of environmental protection regulations, evidence of child labour, promotion of child prostitution, discrimination, corruption, Aardwolf Africa Safaris is entitled to terminate the contract and cease cooperation with the Supplier with immediate effect.
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