ICSR POLICY GEMCO INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Sustainable employability is of great importance for the wellbeing of the people involved and for our society. Therefore, we are continuously looking for possibilities to bring safety and health and decent working relationships (banning of child and forced labour, equality and decent wages) under the attention of our employees and subcontractors, as well as other stakeholders that we work with.
Sustainable use of resources is also a challenge for our society. We constantly strive to contribute to solutions to this challenge, for example by ensuring our packaging material is recycled at the highest rate possible.
Finally, protection of soil and ground water is essential for sustainable lives of both human beings and other flora and fauna. Therefore, we contribute to this protection by preventing all possibilities for a hazardous substance spill, related to our business activities.
Our mission in the field of international corporate social responsibility is to contribute to the wellbeing of people and to take responsibility for our planet, in a good balance with profit through a focus towards the following three pillars:
- Safety and health and decent working relations (people). We explicitly pay attention to:
a. Education and preparation of our employees with regards to safety and health and other human rights, including banning of child and forced labour, equality, work hours and civil rights and liberties.
b. Having a safety and health policy and plan available, that can easily be adapted to new projects.
c. Inform our subcontractor and other suppliers on Gemco International’s CSR policy, including safety and health and decent working relations. These decent working relations or human rights aspects include but are not limited to: banning of child and forced labour, equality, work hours and payment at least at the level of the industrial standard in the specific country (with minimum wage as a bottom line), respect for rights of trade unions or alternative forms of workers committees. In addition our selection of subcontractors and other suppliers is based on their safety and health performance in combination with their performance on other human rights aspects. Our motivation to combine these aspects is that we believe fulfilment of these human rights standards will function as a firm basis for a strong safety and health culture and will so also directly contribute to the wellbeing of the people involved.
d. Adequately instructing and supervising our subcontractors with regards to safety and health and other human rights, including child and forced labour, equality and work hours.
- Sustainable use of packaging material (planet). We pay attention to highly efficient use of packaging material. At the end of packaging life cycle, the packaging is recycled or at least (in the case of wood) used as an energy source.
- Protection of soil and ground water (people and planet). We not only make sure our waste is processed well, but also no contamination takes place after machines and equipment, that are installed under our supervision, are put into operation.
We are committed to follow the following internationally recognized guidelines:
- The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- ISO 26000 Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility
- GRI standards of the Global Reporting Initiative