08 Dec Compliance and Corporate Governance
COMPLIANCE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
One of our primary business objectives requires adherence to local, national and international laws, and the requirement that our employees show integrity and honesty in all their dealings. Risk management and internal controls are therefore embedded throughout StarLabs, assuring the accuracy and validity of reports and certificates that we provide to customers.
The International Federation of Inspection Agents (IFIA) issues a Compliance Code which defines the standards of conduct and integrity with which IFIA members must comply. S.T.A.R. Laboratories’ Compliance Code is a document including the detailed set of principles and rules taken from this IFIA Code.
S.T.A.R Laboratories operates a ‘zero tolerance’ policy in regard to breaches of ethics and all employees are required to sign an agreement, confirming their understanding that any breaches of the our Code of Ethics will result in disciplinary action that may include summary dismissal of the employee concerned.
S.T.A.R. Laboratories is committed to maintaining a culture where issues of integrity and professional ethics can be raised and discussed openly. This is why we provide an online Hotline for all employees, contractors and others representing S.T.A.R. Laboratories, to enable confidential reporting of suspected misconduct or breaches of the Code.
All complaints are investigated thoroughly with action taken as appropriate.