Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Revised May 13, 2019

 

Emerald Kalama Chemical is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen that complies with all of the laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate. Emerald recognizes, follows, and upholds the generally recognized international standards for human rights, social accountability, and labor laws in our dealings around the world.

 

Emerald Kalama Chemical has a variety of policies that deal with legal matters and our expectations of conduct, starting with our Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Anti-Trust, and Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption Policies. Our employees review, acknowledge, and discuss these policies regularly to ensure conformity.

 

At Emerald, our corporate values reinforce our expectations:

  • Protect the health and safety of our employees and the environment,
  • Conduct our business and operate our plants responsibly and ethically,
  • Strive for continuous improvement in everything we do,
  • Treat everyone with fairness, respect and dignity, and
  • Foster teamwork, communication, commitment, trust, and personal growth.

 

Emerald also endorses the principles set forth in generally recognized international standards for:

  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Responsibility
  • Child and Forced Labor
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Discrimination
  • Working Hours and Remuneration
  • Other fair labor standards, including standards of discipline and the right of workers to associate and collectively bargain

 

It is our policy that our employees fulfill our corporate social responsibility commitments, and it is our expectation that our business associates – customers, suppliers, contractors, and consultants – adhere to the spirit of these principles as well. Emerald also has a policy for Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers.

 

In addition, Emerald is a member of Sedex, which provides a collaborative online platform for companies to share data about responsible sourcing and drive continuous improvement. Emerald facilities have been audited by Sedex using one of the most widely used social audit procedures in the world, the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA). This audit provides a globally-recognized method to assess responsible supply chain activities, including labor rights, health and safety, the environment, and business ethics. The audit results are available for sharing with other Sedex member companies through the Sedex online platform.

 

Both the Internal Business Code of Conduct and Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers are available for sharing with our customers and suppliers. For more information about Emerald’s stance on corporate responsibility, including online access to these Policies, please visit https://emeraldkalama.com/corporate-responsibility/.

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