Our expectations of business partners
“At Pelican Staffing Solutions Compliance and Integrity are key elements of our business life. We expect this attitude not only from all our employees but also from our partners.”
Companies with global operations need universally applicable values and standards of conduct. They provide support and show the way in day-to-day business. It is about a collective understanding of right and wrong – regardless of the type of business, services or field we work in or the continent where we operate.
Integrity is our core corporate value and forms the foundation of our business activities. An integral part of this is that as a matter of course, we abide by the law, respect basic ethical values, and behave in a sustainable manner. At Pelican Staffing Solutions, we promote a corporate culture in which we act in accordance with this shared value concept. We expect integrity from all our employees as well as from our business partners. This includes contractual partners such as joint venture partners, suppliers and consultants, as well as sales, marketing and sponsorship partners.
Our company practices are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development‘s (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as a binding frame of reference.
Our Working Standards:
For us, entrepreneurship and social responsibility belong together. As a Multinational company, we are present in multiple countries. As an employer and client, we have manifold contacts with regional representatives.
Accordingly, we have the duty and opportunity to actively help shape the local social environment and to set standards. We are aware that our business success depends on the skills and commitment of our employees.
We therefore strive to have the best possible working conditions – based in particular on the requirements of the International Labor Organization (ILO) – and we expect the same from our partners.
Observance of human rights Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners respect and support the observance of internationally accepted human rights.
Free choice of employment Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners do not permit forced or compulsory labor. Employees must have the freedom to terminate their employment in accordance with a reasonable period of notice.
Ostracism of child labor:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners support the effective abolition of child labor. Children must not be inhibited in their development. Their safety and health must not be adversely affected.
Equal opportunities/Ban on discrimination:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners pledge to uphold equal opportunities with respect to employment and to refrain from all types of discrimination. Discriminatory treatment of employees due to origin, background and nationality, religion and ideology, political or union activity, gender and sexual orientation, age, disability or illness is prohibited.
Freedom of association:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners ensure that employees can openly discuss working conditions with management without fear of disadvantages. They respect the right of employees to come together in groups, join a trade union, appoint a representative and be elected as a union representative.
Fairness in pay, working hours and social benefits:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners pay wages and provide social benefits in accordance with the basic principles regarding collectively agreed minimum wages, current overtime working regulations and social benefits required by law. At a minimum, working hours must comply with the applicable laws, industry standards or International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, depending on which regulation is more stringent.
Health and safety at the workplace:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners ensure health and safety at the workplace at a minimum in line with the valid national provisions, and support the continuous improvement of working conditions. Work must be organized so as to enable all employees to perform their jobs safely and without endangering their health. This includes occupational health and safety as well as ergonomic aspects and health promotion at the workplace.
Our Business Relationships:
We want to set standards not only with our outstanding services, but also with ethically impeccable conduct. Against the backdrop of complex business relationships, we are responsible for our own conduct as well as for the activities of our partners. We can uphold our high ethical standards only if all partners pull together and have a shared understanding of values.
Avoidance of conflicts of interest:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners make decisions solely on the basis of objective facts. Pelican Staffing Solutions employees and employees of our partners do not allow themselves to be influenced by personal and financial interests.
Prohibition of corruption:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners do not tolerate any corrupt practices and take action against such practices. The highest degree of integrity is expected for all business activities and relationships.
Caution when commissioning partners:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners are responsible for their own actions as well as for the activities of their business partners. Before entering into a contractual commitment with new partners, a risk-based integrity check must be performed. For existing partnerships, this check is to be performed on a regular basis and always when doubts about integrity arise or significant changes occur, e.g. in the ownership structure.
Safeguarding of trade secrets:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners require their employees to safeguard trade secrets. Confidential information may not be released, passed on to third parties or made available in any other way without authorization.
Comprehensive data protection:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners observe all applicable laws on protecting the personal data of employees, customers, suppliers and business partners.
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners ensure fair competition. They observe applicable laws for the protection and promotion of competition, in particular antitrust laws. Agreements with competitors or other measures that impede the free market are prohibited.
Strict export controls and adherence to customs law:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners strictly observe adherence to all applicable laws concerning the import and export of goods, services and information.
Compliance with tax laws:
Pelican Staffing Solutions and its partners ensure adherence to all applicable tax laws.
Compliance with Our Principles:
For Pelican Staffing Solutions, ethical principles are not optional, but serve to guide our conduct. No business deal can ever justify putting our company‘s reputation at risk. We expect the same from our partners.
Our partners undertake to base their actions on these value standards and to continually reflect upon them. They are encouraged to communicate these principles and the related responsibilities to their employees. They are free to adopt more extensive regulations with higher requirements for ethical business conduct. Our suppliers agree to share these principles with their vendors, to obligate them accordingly and to ensure compliance.