Ricardo firmly believes in the principles behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support this by having a strong commitment to compliance with laws and regulations where we operate, and by expecting the same from our suppliers.
The responsibility for compliance sits with the Chief Executive supported by the Group HR Director and Group Risk Manager and is delivered via Divisional Managing Directors and their teams.
We articulate our policy via our Values and Code of Conduct, the relevant policy elements of which are:
- Being honest, ethical and above reproach with each other and with our stakeholders in all our business dealings.
- Treating all others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
- Not engaging in activity that can be considered as trafficking in persons, including the use of forced labour, child labour or procurement of immoral services for the performance of contracts.
- Not discriminating against, or harassing, any employee or job applicant either directly or indirectly.
- Encouraging all our employees to take an active role against all forms of discrimination and harassment.
- Complying with specific legislation such as The Modern Slavery Act and publishing an annual Statement.
- Only employing or using staff who are appropriately vetted and have the proven right to work in the country of employment for the type of work being undertaken.
- Being open to feedback from stakeholders via emails to [email protected].
Dave Shemmans (Chief Executive Officer)
2 February 2021