We operate under clear and explicit policies and guidelines relating to our approach to our work and the safeguards applied to people, society and the environment. FoodWorks considers the following codes and guidelines to be part of any contract. For the Full Text of the relevant documents click on the title.
The Equator Principles (EP) is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. It iprovides a minimum standard for due diligence to support responsible risk decision-making. EP covers about 70% of project financeing in emerging markets. It has greatly increased attention and focus on social/community standards and responsibility, including robust standards for indigenous peoples, labour standards, and consultation with locally affected communities. EP has also promoted convergence around common environmental and social standards. FoodWorks takes guidance from the EP and other best practices used by international investment agencies.
FoodWorks is conscious that agriculture and rural development have significant impacts on social structures and the environment. Our policy is to mitigate the adverse impacts in order to make food supply more sustainable and socially and environmentally responsible.
FoodWorks Company Limited has developed an explicit gender policy and Code of Conduct in order to (a) ensure that women are included in and (if possible) prioritized in policies, studies, action plans, and other work projects undertaken by FoodWorks, (b) represented on the FoodWorks staff and associates, and (c) protected from any kind of sexual harassment. All staff, male, female and trans-gender are protected under this Policy and Code of Conduct.
FoodWorks is committed to the promotion and implementation of the highest health, safety and welfare standards. We proactively attempt to supersede industry standards.
One of our guiding principles is compliance with anti-corruption legislation. This policy outlines acceptable and non-acceptable behaviours to ensure compliance with anti-corruption laws. This includes compliance with all laws, domestic and foreign.
FoodWorks implements all its projects according to international standards and best practices. We operate a zero defect policy and 100% quality assurance for materials and works.
FoodWorks has a total and complete commitment to preserving confidential information. This commitment encompasses all formal documents and information exchanges arising from a given project but also includes emails, messages and verbal exchanges. We take every measure to ensure that confidential information that is necessarily disclosed by our clients is kept safe. It must be assumed that in any exchange with FoodWorks that the information is private and confidential.
If any of these policies and guidelines are breached in the course of any activity in which FoodWorks is engaged, please report the matter immediately to the Senior Managing Partner responsible or contact:
Geoff Quartermaine Bastin, Principal Managing Partner, directly on firstname.lastname@example.org