Sustainability

Cordial: We Care

Since its establishment Cordial has always shown broad social responsibility and commitment. Cordial takes this task seriously at regional, national and global level. Corporate social responsibility is a central element of our business strategy.

The core of our policy is to protect the human and natural environment where Cordial operates, both now and in the future. We strive to give true substance to an effective social and environmental policy, to make efficient use of raw materials and energy, to prevent pollution and to reduce waste streams. To Cordial, sustainability means going beyond simply meeting statutory requirements.

Cordial is a progressive company that recognises the importance of factors such as ethical behaviour, transparency in rules and conduct, identifying and managing risks. In this regard we accept our responsibility to our current and future employees, everyone involved in Cordial, and the community as a whole.

United Nations Principals

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. Cordial endorses these ten principals

Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.