Enoc launches code of conduct for staff
Dubai, September 4, 2010
Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), a Dubai government-owned company, has launched a dedicated ‘code of business conduct’ that outlines the values to guide every employee to enhance efficiency at the workplace.
The code, supported by an intranet portal and an Ethics Hotline, builds on the core values of Enoc – team work, integrity, transparency, respect and customer focus – that serve as pillars for its successful growth, said a company statement.
The document also spells out Enoc’s stance on personal behavioural standards, employment of immediate relatives, relationships with customers, anti-corruption compliance, audits, whistle-blowing, fraud and theft, said a top official.
It outlines Enoc’s approach towards fair treatment, environment, health & safety (EHS) standards, quality, workplace conduct, conflicts of interest, business courtesies, intellectual property, information use, trademarks and records management,
remarked Enoc vice chairman Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer.
According to him, all Enoc staff members have been provided with a code booklet – a comprehensive document that covers the entire aspects of the company’s operations.
It also provides a clear direction on the basic values and integrity of conduct expected of all who are working for and on behalf of Enoc, he noted.
The salient aspects of the ‘code of business conduct’ include insights on the company's policy towards sustainable development, the environment and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
To support the implementation of the code, Enoc has constituted a new body, the Business Ethics Committee to sustain a transparent and ethical work environment, he added.
Saeed Khoory, Enoc group chief executive, said, “The code enables our workforce to make a distinct imprint in all the societies we work in, and inspires us to become a socially responsible organisation that encourages team-members to positively contribute to the long-term growth of the organisation.”
"In today’s fast-changing business environment, transparency and strong corporate governance measures are imperative. The code reflects our commitment to uphold the highest ethical values at the workplace, and thus benefit all our stakeholders," he added.
The Enoc board and senior managers showed their full support to the ‘code of business conduct’ by attending the launch which took place at the Enoc headquarters.-TradeArabia News Service