In the current macroeconomic and social context in which we are inserted, it is undoubtedly a challenge for all companies to take up a standard of conduct that covers all stakeholders and goes beyond the strict perspective of economic/business activity, but based on a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility, as well as recognition and accountability for the impact that the exercise of their activity causes on the whole environment.
FUTURE COMPTA is a private entity that operates in the IT market and recognizes the need to assert itself as a socially responsible organization, guided by principles of respect for the general interest and sustainable growth.
The recommended values are guided by the adoption of irreprehensible ethical behaviors and serve reference to employees, customers, suppliers and the community in general.
Every day we defend and promote principles of rigour, honesty, integrity, transparency and correct information, equal opportunities, environmental conservation and social responsibility.
This Code of Ethics/Conduct is an instrument for the dissemination of these values, as well as the ethical principles and standards of conduct to FUTURE COMPTA globally and its employees, in particular, are subject and assume as intrinsically theirown.
Thus, it is intended to:
– Make known unequivocally to all stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers and community in general) the values recommended, lived and demanded by FUTURE COMPTA;;
– Guide the conduct/attitude of intra-company employees, as well as in the relationship with other stakeholders (shareholders, legal and regulatory entities, competitors, customers, suppliers and with society in general).
– Reinforce the ethical standards of action/conduct of the group as a whole by establishing a pillar of the social responsibility policy developed followed by FUTURE COMPTA.
In accordance with its culture of transparency, authenticity and openness, the FUTURE COMPTA group provides the Future COMPTACode of Ethics/Conduct and SocialResponsibility, reinforcing the optimization of trust relationships between all.
Our code of ethics/conduct provides for full alignment with all applicable legal laws and regulations that cover us (whether national and European), so any violation identified and duly confirmed to these standards is likely to entail the clearance of responsibilities of offenders in the terms and legal standards applicable to the situation.
The principles recommended in this instrument were defined in accordance with the provisions of international standards (ILO – International Labour Organization).
This Code of Ethics and Conduct applies to all Future Compta employees, regardless of the company they are in and the type of link and hierarchical position they occupy; as well as to all those with whom we wantand intend to maintain a frank, collaborative, respectful, integrated, responsible and healthy relationship.
This instrument follows the evolution of FUTURE COMPTA and its surroundings, which is why it can and should be updated whenever necessary for the fulfilment of its purposes.
FUTURE COMPTA employees guide their behavior by the principles, values and norms contained in this Code of Ethics/Conduct, assuming individually and under conditions of total autonomy the commitment to respect them.
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Freedom of employment (ILO Conventions 29 and 105). Duty of respect for the creation of free employment and prohibition of any involvement or support for the use of forced or coercive labor, and any involvement/support for trafficking in human beings is also prohibited;
Non-discrimination (ILO Conventions 100 and 111). prohibition of any form of discrimination in employment, so that all workers enjoy equal opportunity/treatment, regardless of ethnicity, colour, creed, nationality, gender, age, ideology, social origin or any other distinctive characteristics;
Prohibition of child labour (ILO Conventions 138 and 182). Prohibition of the use of child labor, establishing that only workers over 18 years of age will be hired, ensuring that the age corresponding to the minimum compulsory education in force will always be respected.
FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
Decent minimum wages (ILO Conventions 95 and 131). Workers will receive wages, allowances and other benefits due at least equal to those laid down in national legislation or conventions covering the sector or branch of activity where the work is carried out.
No worker will receive a basic monthly remuneration below the established legal minimum and should always be sufficient to meet their basic needs, including their household.
No deductions shall be made without the worker’s authorization in the monthly retribution, except those required by the competent authorities under national legislation or conventions.
Working day (Convention No 1). The working day shall observe at least the rights enshrined in national legislation or national conventions covering the sector or branch of activity where the work is carried out.
Where necessary and without any form of coerce, additional working hours may be provided on an absolutely voluntary basis and the remuneration established in national law or national conventions covering the sector or branch of activity where the work is carried out may be due.
Training and requalification (Convention No 142). Workers will be given the opportunity to participate in vocational training and/or requalification, with a view to ensuring professional development and optimising performance.
APPLICABLE STANDARDS AND PRINCIPLES ON THE ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN THE WORKPLACE
Workplaces are safe and hygienic (Convention No 155). Duty to ensure the promotion of best practices in safety and health at work, including:
(a) ensure that workplaces are safe, hygienic and do not present risks to workers’ safety and health;
(b) where the activity so requires, make available appropriate clothing and/or protective equipment to prevent the risk of accidents or harmful effects on workers’ health;
(c) the provision of appropriate information/training in the field of safety, hygiene and health at work.
Respect in general terms in interpersonal relationships in the context of work. Stakeholders should observe the elementary rules of coexistence, avoiding any behavior that implies lack of courtesy or disrespect for the other and taking into account all forms of communication. Those who take responsibility for coordination or leadership of teams should have a conduct based on balance and equity in the distribution of tasks, opportunities and responsibilities (both quantitatively and qualitatively).
The necessary measures will be taken to ensure that no form of abuse is possible, including physical abuse, punishment or sexual harassment.
Safeguard the environment. FUTURE COMPTA undertakes to make every effort to safeguard the environment by minimising the recurrent environmental impacts of its activity, providing pollution prevention and rational use of natural resources through appropriate environmental management practices. This action is oriented in order to ensure continuous improvement, as well as compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.