Ethics is about values, manners and showing respect for fellow human beings and the society.
Through our daily work, we regularly face ethical choices. It is therefore important to be aware of this and to have “rules” for how to act. Our behaviour helps to determine our reputation, both with our customers, suppliers and the community.
1) Conflicts of interest
An ethical conflict may occur when someone personally benefit from their position. We shall:
- report to the leadership gifts from business relations when the value is higher than NOK 300
- avoid interests in competing business, with customers or with suppliers
- not practician favourable treatment of family members
- avoid personal use of corporate assets
- remember that trade secrets shall be secrets
2) The relationship with customers, suppliers and competitors
Our customers are our most important resource, and it is important that customers can rely on us. We shall:
- keep appointments and fulfil obligations
- not disclose information about the clients products or any defects
- avoid negative comments about competitors
- be able to vouch for our business methods
- respect the competition legislation
3) Relationship with colleagues and employees
A safe working environment is based on how we behave in our daily life. We shall:
- show respect and responsibility, and provide confidence in the workplace
- do not spread rumours, bully or otherwise offend colleagues
- be open to constructive criticism
- practising equal treatment
4) Sanctions and procedures
In working with ethical behaviour, it is important to react when injustice occurs. We shall:
- alert when violations of ethical rules is registered
- respond and follow up when violations are detected or notified
- forward knowledge of ethical conduct, and follow our internal procedures
The ASDs industry standard for Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Through the membership in FSi (The Norwegian Defence and Security Industries Association), Simpro has joined the industry standard (CIS) for ethics and anti-corruption efforts, given by the European umbrella organization for aviation, space and defence industries (ASD). FSi have determined to work with the awareness of ethics and social responsibility.
The ASD standard is developed by the ASD Ethics and Anti-Corruption Task Force that consists of representatives from a wide range of European member companies, academia and international organizations. The goal is that most of ASDs members join to the standard.
It is not possible to implement the standard identically in all ASDs member companies due to national law and practice, differences between nations and the varying size of the member companies. The overall goal is that all members must endorse the principles of the standard and implement the goals developed to the extent appropriate in the individual companies, and within the context of the applicable national legislation and guidelines.
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is a site of ethical behaviour that is becoming more and more focused, even among our business associates.
CSR can be summarized in these points:
- Respect and support the international human rights, and not engage in activities that involve human rights violations
- Respect freedom of association and recognize the right to collective negotiations
- Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour, child labour and discrimination in employment
- Have a precautionary approach to environmental issues, initiate increased environmental responsibility and promote the proliferation and development of environmentally friendly technologies
- To confront all forms of corruption, including bribery and similar