RELATIONS WITH EMPLOYEES
Our goal is to recruit, foster and retain talented and professional employees, and earn their loyalty. We strive to create and continually improve a safe and healthy work environment, create equal opportunities to become members of our team, develop as professionals, achieve good performance results, and be continuously involved in achieving our common goals.
FAIR WORKING RELATIONS
We comply with legal acts regulating labour relations. Seeking to be an attractive employer for current and future employees, we act appropriately. Our employees are chosen according to their competence, professionalism and values. All employees are trained to perform their duties and tasks and opportunities for improvement are present. We adequately remunerated for work and the results achieved, taking into account the responsibilities of the employees and the situation in the labour market. We part with our employees honourably.
We adhere to the principle that respect is the basis of personal and business relationships. Our goal is to bring together a team of people of all nationalities, cultures, races, religions, political opinions, material backgrounds, education, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, appearance, physical and intellectual abilities. We strive to create a work environment in which individuals are respected, regardless of individual differences, and employee performance is judged on performance results and behaviour based on values.
We do not tolerate discrimination, humiliation, harassment, violence, harassment of employees or anyone else we deal with in our activities. We treat all employees with respect and fairness.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We strive to provide safe and healthy conditions at workplaces and to constantly improve them, we ensure the safety of work processes, we take into consideration the factors harmful to health or hazardous to the work environment, and implement preventive measures. Each Company’s work environment is subject to the safety rules applicable to it, as determined by law and internal legal acts of the Company. Every employee must be aware of and adhere to his or her work environment and applicable safety rules.
PRIVACY OF EMPLOYEES
We respect the privacy of our employees. We collect, store and use personal information about our employees in accordance with the legal acts. We adhere to the principle that an employee’s personal activities must not conflict with the Company’s pursuit of legality and sustainability. In compliance with the law, the Company may review, regularly inspect and store all data, information and correspondence, monitor the employee’s workplace and other locations within the Company, the employee’s use of communication facilities provided by the Company.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES IN THE WORKPLACE
We strive to create a safe and healthy environment for all our employees, partners and customers. Employees are prohibited from consuming alcohol, illegal drugs, or being intoxicated with alcohol, narcotics, or drug abuse at work.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
We do our best to ensure that our employees do not create conflicts of interest and that they express their interests openly and honestly. Employees must avoid activities that are contrary to the Company’s legitimate interests or that raise doubts about the employee’s loyalty. An employee must notify his or her manager if he or she intends to become employed, engage in any other occupation, become a member of the management bodies or engage in any other activity outside the Company’s companies or organisations;
Employees should not have direct subordination over family members, relatives or any other persons with whom the employee has a close personal relationship. The employee should not have to make decisions at work which may directly impact the position of those persons.
ENTERTAINMENT AND GIFTS
We adhere to anti-corruption laws and regulations, therefore it is unacceptable for us, under any circumstances, to have our companies involved in non-transparent relationships with business or governmental institutions, or in their extreme form – bribery. A bribe may be a financial or other kind of giving or receiving valuable reward, therefore, in some circumstances, gifts and entertainment may be considered bribes.
We do not offer or accept gifts, cash, or hospitality aimed to encourage or reward any decision, but employees may accept and offer low value business gifts that are consistent with the hospitality and business relationship. Giving or receiving money, loans, support, travel, job offers, compensation, discounts on merchandise or services or any other valuable reward shall not be considered gifts of hospitality and business communication.
ASSETS OF GROUP AND COMPANIES
The assets and resources of the Group and its companies are intended to meet the legitimate business objectives of the Group and its companies. In cases where employees are permitted to use the Company’s assets for personal purposes, employees must ensure that the employee’s activities are not contrary to law, public order and good morale, do not harm the Company’s business interests and do not deplete the Company’s resources.
Licensed or owned intellectual property is one of the most valuable assets of the Group and its companies. Therefore, employees must protect the intellectual property rights of their company. Intellectual property covers everything that employees create in the company during their working hours, at the company’s expense or while performing their duties. The Group and its companies own the rights to everything that employees create while working for the company.
We use only legally acquired software. Computer systems and equipment are intended for use in work-related purposes. Employees are not permitted to download from the Internet or store illegal materials or programs of an inappropriate content on employees’ computers and on other corporate media.
Companies collect and store confidential information about the activities of the Group and its affiliated companies, employees, customers and business partners. It is the duty of every employee to protect such confidential information from disclosure.
Employees can only share this non-public information with co-workers who need to know that information for work purposes. This information may be disclosed to third parties only if it is necessary for the Company’s operations or is required by applicable legal acts to ensure the confidentiality of the recipients of the information.
Personal data is collected, stored, used and kept strictly in accordance with the legal acts.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
Our goal is to ensure that all our business and financial documents are accurate.
The accuracy and completeness of business and financial records is the responsibility of each employee, not just of the staff of the accounting and finance departments. Company employees are strictly prohibited from falsifying documents, distorting or concealing the true nature of deals or transactions. Staff shall ensure that all reports submitted to the supervisory authorities are fair, accurate and timely.