We believe that success on the bottom line is reinforced by our behavior beyond the bottom line. In alignment with the values and principles embodied in our Mission Statement, our Corporate Responsibility Policy commits us to conducting our business ethically, legally, and in a manner that is fiscally, environmentally, and socially responsible.
Our Corporate Responsibility Policy illustrates our Mission in action and demonstrates its impact on decision-making. We aspire to be a leader in Corporate Responsibility, implementing changes as required to reflect leading practices. Our Corporate Responsibility Policy is built on the following eight areas of commitment that reflect existing and emerging benchmarks of Corporate Responsibility:
1. Leadership Commitment:
H&H leaders are accountable as role models to integrate Corporate Responsibility considerations into decision-making early and consistently.
2. Sustainable Value Creation:
We strive to maximize value for our shareholders through the creation of high-quality assets that includes best practices, strong financial management; and sound corporate governance.
3. Governance and Business Practices:
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance practices as follows:
►We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we work.
►We will disclose material and reliable information to our shareholders in a timely manner.
►We will conduct our business in an open, honest, and ethical manner.
►We will not tolerate unlawful or unethical behavior in our workforce.
►We recognizes the importance of protecting all assets of the company including financial, physical, human, information, social, environmental, and reputational assets and we will assess and manage our risks to effectively steward these assets.
►We will advise our partners, contractors, and suppliers of our Corporate Responsibility Policy, and will work with them to achieve consistency with this policy.
4. Human Rights:
We will support and respect human rights within our sphere of influence. We will not take part in human rights abuse, and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
5. Labor Practices:
We apply fair labor practices, while respecting the national and local laws of the communities where we work.
►We will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment.
►We will not engage in forced or exploitative labor.
►We will strive to provide local employment and economic opportunities in the communities where we work.
►We will treat our workforce with dignity, fairness, and respect.
►We will not tolerate employment of children or deal with companies that do.
6. Environment, Health and Safety:
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities, including our workforce and the public.
7. Stakeholder Engagement:
We arecommitted to timely and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders, addressing their legitimate issues and concerns and engaging them clearly, honestly, and respectfully.
8. Socio-Economic and Community Development:
Through our activities, we will assist in local capacity-building and develop mutually beneficial relationships.