QCIC is committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour. Through our business practices we seek to protect and promote the human rights and basic freedoms of all our stakeholders, including our personnel and those personnel of our suppliers.
We are also committed to eliminating bribery and corruption. It is essential that all personnel and persons associated with QCIC adhere to this policy and abstain from giving or receiving bribes of any form.
We are vehemently opposed to the use of slavery in all forms; cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments; and any attempt to control or reduce freedom of thought, conscience and religion. We will ensure that all of our personnel are entitled to their human rights. We will not enter into any business arrangement with any person, company or organisation which fails to uphold the human rights of its workers or who breach the human rights of those affected by the organisation's activities.
We are committed to keeping the environmental impact of our activities to a minimum and we have established an Environmental Policy and Environmental Management Plan in order to help achieve this aim.
Conflicts of Interest
We have developed a Corporate Gifts and Hospitality Policy, which provides rules and guidelines concerning the conduct of our personnel aimed at minimising the possibility of conflicts of interest and at avoiding risks associated with bribery and corruption.
Information and Confidentiality
Information received by personnel of QCIC will not be used for any personal gain, nor will it be used for any purpose beyond that for which it was given.
Suppliers and Partners
We expect our suppliers and partners to work towards and uphold similar ethical and moral standards. We will investigate the ethical record of potential new suppliers before entering into any agreement. We reserve the right to request information from suppliers regarding the production and sources of goods supplied. We reserve the right to withdraw from any agreement or other arrangement with any supplier or partner who is found to have acted in contravention of the spirit or principles of our Ethics Policy.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
We are committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour and to complying with all laws, regulations and other requirements which govern the conduct of our operations, as set out in our Anti-Bribery Policy. We are fundamentally opposed to any acts of bribery and to the making of facilitation payments.