The “tone at the top” set by the Board and executive committee continued to drive a vision for and commitment to a morally and ethically sound culture within Murray & Roberts.
STATEMENT OF BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
We continue to conduct our business within the framework set by the regulatory requirements applicable to our industries in every territory in which we operate. In this, we conduct our business in compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the law, our Group policies, and our Statement of Business Principles.
In adopting a risk-based approach, there is a continued focus on existing and anticipated high risk regulations in the South African market, which include:
- Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
- Mine Health and Safety Act No. 29 of 1996
- National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998
- Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act No. 12 of 2004
- Competition Act No. 89 of 1998
- Labour Relations Act Amendment Bill 2012
- Basic Conditions of Employment Act Amendment Bill 2012
Each operating company develops and implements its own risk management strategies that identify and implement the controls required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
FRAUD, CORRUPTION, ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR AND UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES
Murray & Roberts subscribes to good corporate governance, good corporate citizenship and ethical business practices. The Group is a signatory to the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). The Group is also a member of Business Leadership South Africa and supports their Code of Good Corporate Citizenship.
In our commitment to encourage concerned employees to report observed unethical behaviour taking place in the Group, we continued to promote our “Tip-Offs Anonymous” hotline service that supports reporting of workplace dishonesty and unethical behaviour, including discrimination, theft, fraud and corruption.
Murray & Roberts endorses the employee rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, including the right to collective bargaining and other labour rights under constitutional laws, wherever we operate. Murray & Roberts acknowledges the right of individuals to freedom of association and rejects child and forced labour.
UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY
Discrimination of any form is viewed in a very serious light by Murray & Roberts and appropriate disciplinary action is taken against offenders. We do not condone unfair discrimination and expect everyone who works for or acts on our behalf to adhere to the highest ethical standards.
For a complete report on our Ethical Performance please visit the online annual integrated report.