At Inovra, we define Corporate Social Responsibility as follows:
- Conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner;
- Protecting the environment and the safety of people;
- Supporting human rights; and
- Engaging, learning from, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which we work.
Inovra will ensure that all matters of Corporate Social Responsibility are considered and supported in our operations and administrative matters and are consistent with our stakeholders’ best interests.
This Policy applies to activities undertaken by or on behalf of Inovra Group Ltd anywhere in the world. All Inovra employees and contractors will adopt the Corporate Social Responsibility considerations described in this policy into their day-to-day work activities. Inovra leaders will act as role models by incorporating those considerations into decision-making in all business activities. Inovra’s leaders will ensure that appropriate organisational structures are in place to effectively identify,monitor, and manage Corporate Social Responsibility issues and performance relevant to our businesses.
This Policy is built on the following areas that reflect existing and emerging standards of Corporate Social Responsibility:
Business Ethics and Transparency
Inovra is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance practices in order to maintain excellence in its daily operations, and to promote confidence in our governance systems.
Inovra will conduct its business in an open, honest, and ethical manner.
Inovra recognises the importance of protecting all of our human, financial, physical, informational, social, environmental, and reputational assets.
Inovra will advise our partners, contractors, and suppliers of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, and will work with them to achieve consistency with this policy.
Inovra is a proud signatory to the UK Government’s ‘Prompt Payment Code’. Administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Code commits us to:
- Pay our suppliers on time, within the terms agreed in the contract, with no attempt to change the terms retrospectively
- Give clear guidance to suppliers of our payment procedures
- Ensuring a system is available for dealing with complaints and disputes, freely communicated to suppliers
- Commit to paying suppliers within a maximum of 60 days, working towards 30 days as the norm. Inovra already complies with this 30 day target.
Environment Health & Safety
Inovra is committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities, including our employees, contractors and the public.
Inovra will provide a safe and healthy working environment, and will not compromise the health and safety of any individual.
Our goal is to have no accidents and mitigate impacts on the environment by working with our stakeholders, peers and others to promote responsible environmental practices and continuous improvement.
Inovra is committed to environmental protection and stewardship.
Inovra recognises that pollution prevention, biodiversity and resource conservation are key to a sustainable environment, and will effectively integrate these concepts into our business decision-making.
All employees are responsible and accountable for contributing to a safe working environment, for fostering safe working attitudes, and for operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
Inovra will engage stakeholders clearly, honestly, and respectfully.
Inovra is committed to timely and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, and employees, indigenous peoples, governments, regulators, and landowners, among others.
Inovra will ensure that employees are treated fairly and with dignity and consideration for their goals and aspirations and that diversity in the workplace is embraced.
Inovra will apply fair labour practices, while respecting the national and local laws of the countries and communities where we operate.
Inovra is committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment.
Inovra is proud to be a Living Wage Employer, committed to ensuring our staff receive a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.
Inovra recognises that governments have the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights. Inovra will work with governments and agencies to support and respect human rights within our sphere of influence.
Inovra will not tolerate human rights abuses, and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
Inovra will always strive to build trust, deliver mutual advantage and demonstrate respect for human dignity and rights in all relationships it enters into, including respect for cultures, customs and values of individuals and groups.