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Human Rights

The respect of fundamental human rights is an essential element of the Maire Tecnimont Group’s vision. The company recognizes the diversity of the countries in which it operates and of its customers, suppliers, and employees and each is valued as a strategic asset.

One of Maire Tecnimont’s key goals is to ensure its business is managed ethically, fairly and responsibly, also taking into account certain intangibles, such as the Company’s human, organizational and social resources. The Maire Tecnimont Group, in compliance with the SA8000 Standard and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognizes and promotes among its employees and business partners respect for the individual, their dignity and their values as a core aspect of its identity and of its conduct. Accordingly, any form of intolerance, violence, harassment and discrimination (be it based on gender, race, nationality, age, political opinion, religion, sexual orientation, health condition or socio-economic conditions) is disavowed. Maire Tecnimont’s position on safeguarding human rights is made clear to all stakeholders, both internal and external, through the Code of Ethics - a copy of which is provided to new hires and suppliers and is always available on the Corporate website. In order to ensure ethical and responsible business management, the Group’s companies, with a similar process to that used for the Health, Safety, and the Environment assessments, are committed to a voluntary Social Responsibility certification in accordance with the SA8000 management system. This system can be certified through an audit system by an independent body and is based on international human rights standards (ILO and UN conventions) and national labor laws. Its purpose is to provide a tool that protects and gives authority to all personnel working for a company and to all those who collaborate with the company, such as suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, and home workers. The Group policy is based on the following key principles:
    - Respect for all applicable laws, ILO conventions, regulations and voluntary agreements on human and workers’ rights.     - Viewing employees as a strategic resource by guaranteeing re-spect for their rights and promoting their professional and personal development.     - Recognizing dialogue as a basic tool for pursuing and improving Social Responsibility, through involving and consulting with workers, also through the SA8000 representatives.
    - Selecting and promoting suppliers and contractors in accordance with this policy.      - Targeted training courses and information for all employees.     - Setting up a constant involvement and consulting with all stakeholders.     - Ensuring ongoing monitoring of the Management System for Social Responsibility by defining specific areas for improvement and verification of related objectives. All information from monitoring activities is used by the Group to redefine policies, actions and conduct to ensure full respect for  Human Rights in our operating environments. The total number of incidents of discrimination involving employees and contractors/subcontractors was ‘Zero’ in the 2016-2018 period.

Last update: 09/07/2020 19:45