At INTRAWAY, we feel it’s imperative 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 and our clients as a normative guideline. Our obligations as employees at INTRAWAY go beyond mere compliance with provisions and policies. Each employee is called to guarantee the maintenance of the INTRAWAY culture and compliance with the code of conduct decently and reasonably.
We recognize our enormous social responsibility and intend to take these steps to achieve our shared goal of bringing the right people together to drive shared value. Also, build the capabilities that enable the competitiveness of organizations and the health of the communities around them to be mutually beneficial dependent.
We have developed a solid environmental strategy that has helped us 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. At INTRAWAY, we believe in playing a crucial part in doing our bit for the environment to reduce waste in our offices. We have removed all individual bins, recycling 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. We are committed to acting ethically with integrity and decency in our business dealings and relationships.
As an organization, we 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 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 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 are primarily limited to the sex industry. However, as many as 78% of slaves worldwide are victims of forced labor in sectors unrelated to sex, so we must ensure that this violation of an individual’s fundamental human right is not happening 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. The most recent version is available in the company policies and procedures folder—the handbook details best practices 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 provides each employee with the choice to take a welcomed career break with the knowledge that they will be returning to a security role. Making flexible working available to all employees for the accommodation of family commitments is key to the foundations and principles of the business and providing a childcare scheme, which is essential 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.” That ensures that everyone in the company, should they wish to, has the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise to the company and personal-backed projects.
INTRAWAY runs periodic internal initiatives to help increase awareness and benefit for ethical practices. That includes knowledge sharing, encouraging, and informing of volunteer activities.
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