At INTRAWAY, we feel it’s really important to give back; back to the community, back to those less fortunate and back to the environment. Based on this role, this code of conduct supplements our daily actions in the company and with our clients as a normative guideline. Our obligations as employees at INTRAWAY go beyond the mere compliance with provisions and policies. Each employee is called upon to guarantee the maintenance of the INTRAWAY culture and the compliance with the code of conduct in a decent and reasonable manner.
We recognize our enormous social responsibility and intend to take these steps to achieve our common goal to bring the right people together to drive shared value and to build the capabilities that enable the competitiveness of organizations and the health of the communities around them to be mutually dependent.
We have developed a strong environmental strategy which has helped us to reduce our carbon footprint by 40% over the last three years, by reducing our waste and emissions.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing every developed country and at INTRAWAY we believe in playing a key part in doing our bit for the environment to reduce waste in both our offices, we have removed all individual bins and we recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, toners and electrical equipment.
Reducing our direct greenhouse gas emissions
To reduce our direct greenhouse gas emissions, we have introduced lighting controls to reduce our energy consumption.
We have also promoted more environmentally friendly alternatives to support our office function through better use of equipment, reducing consumables, promoting recycled products and promoting the principles of a paperless office.
Modern slavery and human trafficking
INTRAWAY has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, trafficking or forced labor in any part of our business and we are committed to acting ethically with integrity and decency in our business dealings and relationships.
As an organization we take steps to monitor, implement and review effective systems and controls that we have in place to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chain.
- Today, the number of people enslaved worldwide is estimated to be anywhere between 21 and 36 million, 26% of which are children under the age of 18.
- Almost 50% of modern slaves are enslaved in India, with China and Pakistan holding second and third place.
- A common misconception is that slave labor and human trafficking is primarily limited to the sex industry, but as many as 78% of slaves worldwide are victims of forced labor in industries that are not related to sex so we must ensure that this violation of an individual’s fundamental human right is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain.
Where appropriate, we positively discriminate in favor of suppliers holding the ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. This standard improves the sustainability of the manufacturing processes carried out by our suppliers.
Reviewing our health and safety policy
Communicating our policy and health & safety guidelines is key to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees. A copy of the company handbook is given to all new employees and the most recent version is available in the company policies and procedures folder. The handbook details best practice for a safe working environment through our health & safety manual. Regular risk assessments are carried out to review and improve working conditions for all our employees.
Giving our people the opportunity to take a twelve-week sabbatical after five years of employment gives each employee the choice to take a welcomed career break with the knowledge that they will be returning to a secure role. Making flexible working available to all employees for the accommodation of family commitments is key to the foundations and principles of the business as well as providing a childcare scheme, which is important to the wellbeing of all employees.
Giving in kind
All excess equipment is donated to local charities, SOS Children’s Villages Greece, The Pan-Hellenic Association of Adjusted Activities “ALMA”, etc supporting our “reduce, reuse, recycle” ethos. All our employees are entitled to “three days a year to make a difference”. This ensures that everyone in the company, should they wish to, has the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise to company and personal backed projects.
INTRAWAY runs periodic internal initiatives to help increase awareness and benefit for ethical practices. This includes knowledge sharing, encouraging and informing of volunteer activities.
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