Code of Ethics
ETHICS in the Świętokrzyskie Industrial Group INDUSTRIA S.A.
Proud of our heritage in the production of aggregates since 1874 and with the constant development of the company and the region in mind, based on a circular economy system, we are creating a company with timeless, highest values – putting people first.
Employees share knowledge and best practices and are aware of the need for a high level of cooperation with the local community, clients and contractors – for the common good. Employees perform tasks in accordance with the guarantor of work regulations, procedures and on the basis of general laws and in responsibility to their own conscience. Activities are based on respect for freedom and justice, cooperation and social dialogue, and taking into account mutual support that strengthens both individuals and entire departments. We care about maintaining human dignity, the right to freedom, and the obligation of solidarity with others.
INDUSTRIA is aware that everyday conduct in accordance with ethical principles is a necessary condition for achieving development and ensuring satisfaction of both employees and partners. The company’s management board, employees, subsidiaries and all those who participate in the company’s activities are obliged, within the scope of their competences and in connection with their functions and scope of responsibilities, to comply with the established ethical principles. The establishment of the Central Hydrogen Valley and INDUSTRIA taking over the role of its leader is an important development impulse for the region. By initiating innovation, the use of modern technologies and economic development based on the green transformation, it is also a new chapter in the company’s history. In addition to our rich history, tradition and achievements to date, we focus on bold and modern development plans.
Declaration of Human Rights
Postępujemy w zgodzie z Deklaracją Praw Człowieka, zapewniając podstawowe cele zakładające ochronę praw człowieka w oparciu o utrzymanie pokoju i bezpieczeństwa oraz cele rozwoju i wzmocnienia ochrony praw człowieka.
We comply with the Declaration of Human Rights, ensuring the fundamental goals of protecting human rights based on maintaining peace and security and the goals of developing and strengthening the protection of human rights.
RESOURCES OF Świętokrzyskie Industrial Group INDUSTRIA S.A.
We look for new challenges and solutions and strive to be the best. We have the courage to implement subsequent stages of innovation for the development of the company and the region.
150 years of tradition originating from the Kielce Marbles is the basis for the company’s current development in the field of mining.
Activities initiated by INDUSTRIA or the Kaganek Foundation established by the company are aimed at those most in need. Volunteering and programs conducted respond to the most important needs of the environment.
We believe in clean energy as the future of the company and the region and in innovative solutions for the machines used. We constantly implement new ideas to improve business.
The company is close to the culture and tradition of the Świętokrzyskie region. At the same time, we try to emphasize the advantages of modern technologies. The Kaganek Foundation, in the Szklane Domy periodical published during the meetings of the Central Hydrogen Valley, publishes articles in three areas: culture, technological innovations and infrastructure.
We are responsible for how we act. We care about our surroundings. We support employees, the local community, partners and signatories of the Valley. We listen to the needs to operate and develop the company in accordance with the law and the ecological approach of the circular economy. We integrate social and environmental solutions with business activities.
The company’s strength is working in teams. Honesty, respect, justice and tolerance are guidelines for everyday functioning.
We want to meet the modern needs of agriculture by increasing the quality of crops and popularizing food produced in the country. In addition to dolomite aggregate, we produce lime fertilizer based on natural raw materials.
The company implements a code that describes fundamental values and defines what kind of company we are and what is important to us. It contains principles and practical advice that influence the way we work today and the effectiveness of our work in the future.
Adopting the Code of Ethics confirms that we are a company whose basis for operation is respect for the law, applicable procedures and standards of conduct. We want our business partners, signatories of the Łaszczyński Brothers’ Central Hydrogen Valley respected our system of values and were guided by similar principles of conduct. We hope that the actions we take will become a model for others, which will contribute to the development of the region, to the benefit of everyone.
The Code of Ethics is based on the four most important principles for INDUSTRIA:
- honesty and responsibility,
- social and environmental involvement,
Respect and understanding
The basic principle is the principle of respect for other people. We try to behave in the way we would like to be treated by others – with respect and kindness. We do not avoid making decisions and the resulting consequences. We provide reliable information, and professional relationships are based on cooperation, camaraderie, mutual respect, assistance and sharing of experience and knowledge. We behave appropriately and our attitude does not violate the legal order.
We meet growing expectations and improve our products, services and technology. We pay attention to the needs and challenges of the market. When preparing the offer, we strive to provide customers with benefits and comfort when using our services. We strive to provide professional and competent service that is friendly and open to customer needs.
Relations with contractors and suppliers
We build relationships so that they are based on mutual trust, professionalism, mutual respect and responsibility for each other’s actions. Purchasing plans are implemented based on objective criteria. Regulations regarding the selection of suppliers and services ensure transparency of activities. We do not tolerate corruption and unfair behavior and always try to eliminate conflicts of interest.
Relations with competitors
We operate on the free market, competing with others on the quality of our products and services, while maintaining the principles of honest conduct. We strive to continually improve ŚGP INDUSTRIA’s offer by analyzing market needs and observing competitors’ activities. We operate in accordance with the law and applicable rules, therefore we do not accept unethical behavior, such as the purchase of plots and resale at higher prices.
HONESTY and RESPONSIBILITY
We take responsibility for our actions and decisions. We work in accordance with the principles of responsibility for our words and actions, including possible omissions.
We operate in accordance with applicable laws and fundamental principles of business ethics. Honesty, responsibility, transparency and compliance with the rules are necessary to gain mutual respect and stability.
The principle of confidentiality and business secrets
As a company, we guarantee the confidentiality of data and information in our possession. Violation of the principles of confidentiality and business secrets is unacceptable, as this would constitute a serious breach of fundamental obligations.
The principle of neutrality
We make sure that employees do not succumb to influence and pressure that may lead to biased actions or actions contrary to the company’s interests. We emphasize the importance of clarity and transparency of one’s relationships with the environment.
We do not accept gifts that may influence or appear to influence our or our partners’ business decisions. Accepting and giving gifts in connection with promotion, advertising or low-value business activities is carried out in accordance with internal regulations.
SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INVOLVEMENT
We believe that everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, health, marital status or any other characteristic.
We operate in accordance with the set of human rights and the principles of their application contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the basic document on human rights.
As a conscious company, we support corporate social responsibility activities. Kaganek The Świętokrzyskie Industrial Group Foundation and the company constantly conduct initiatives and projects in the field of ecology, culture and development of employees and the local community. We are open to dialogue and long-term cooperation with non-governmental and local organizations. Our charity and sponsorship activities are based on applicable law and internal regulations.
The health and safety of employees are the basis and the highest value.
The Occupational Health and Safety Department provides the company with first aid training, implementation training and a series of security systems that aim to eliminate threats. Competitions are regularly organized as part of the Safe Mine campaign, the aim of which is to improve occupational health and safety conditions. We provide a free health care system as well as preferential conditions for wide access to specialists. In case of accidents or illnesses, employees can count on the employer’s support and benefits from the Company’s Social Benefits Fund.
Environment – shared responsibility for the future
Out of concern for the natural environment, INDUSTRIA takes appropriate steps to ensure sustainable development and the future of our planet. The company sets ambitious goals for reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions. The actions taken and investments implemented guarantee the quality of the products sold and services offered, but also support the pursuit of climate neutrality and reduction of the carbon footprint.
The company values the creativity and initiative of each individual. Professionalism contributing to the development of the company and employees is influenced by: maintaining punctuality, conscientiousness and accuracy, high personal culture, understanding, loyalty, knowledge, positive attitude, willingness to learn, flexibility and the ability to adapt to the situation and the ability to find a compromise.
Duties are performed with the utmost care, making the best use of knowledge and skills. The priority is to support development and improvement of qualifications. We support business development and everyday work to improve processes. Duties are performed conscientiously – so that the company develops efficiently, thus guaranteeing employment for as long as possible and creating prospects for subsequent generations.
The health and safety of employees are the basis and the highest value. The Occupational Health and Safety Department provides the company with first aid training, implementation training and a series of security systems that aim to eliminate threats. Competitions are regularly organized as part of the Safe Mine campaign, the aim of which is to improve occupational health and safety conditions. We provide a free health care system as well as preferential conditions for wide access to specialists. In case of accidents or illnesses, employees can count on the employer’s support and benefits from the Company’s Social Benefits Fund.