We are fully committed with a solid approach to corporate governance.
We are fully committed with a solid approach to corporate governance.
The Company is committed to fair, moral and appropriate business behavior; its employees are obliged to act in accordance with ethical and moral standards and principles, amongst themselves as well as with all 3rd parties, including the Company’s shareholders, creditors and debtors.
Accordingly, an ethical code has been drawn up, composed of a general code of conduct to assure that the Company’s employees and management will adhere to these criteria.
It is understood that the ethical code cannot, and does not attempt to encompass all obligatory conduct; having said this, it’s values and principles will be able to guide the decision making process even in situations which are not explicitly addressed.
The Company emphasizes that the Ethical Code isn’t meant to replace any law, statute or professional guidelines applying to The Company and/or its employees. Adherence to the Ethical Code is an integral part of the Ethical Code. The same applies to Company policy whose existence is an integral part of the Ethical Code
Company employees shall act and reach decisions having only the interests of the Company in mind. Accordingly, every employee should refrain from acting in a way that could be seen as a conflict of interest between his position in the Company and his or his relatives’ personal affairs and/or other position. An employee must immediately disclose to his manager all information pertaining to a possible conflict of interest. An employee who must reach a decision regarding a matter that he and/or his relatives will benefit from must pass the decision to his manager and/or his colleague (subject to his manager’s approval). An employee shall also refrain from making personal business connections with sources connected to the Company and his position in the Company.
It should be clarified that the prohibition of a conflict of interest applies not only to concrete situations, but also to situations where there might be a concern of conflict of interest, meaning situations which will not allow the employee to reach decisions having only the Company’s best interest in mind.
Company employees are obliged:
The Company strives to attain its goals and success in full partnership with its employees. Accordingly, the Company strives that all its employees will truly identify with the Company, and promote this feeling amongst all its employees. All employees must act with integrity and fairness towards the Company and take personal responsibility and initiative to advance the Company. Each and every employee should adhere to truthful and transparent reporting within the Company and outside it.
All employees shall refrain from acting in a way which can be conceived as business opportunity exploitation and/or any act which can be seen as competition against the Company. Information brought to the attention of an employee during the course of business shall only be used for the purposes that the information was passed to him, and not in order to receive personal/3rd party benefits. An employee must always have the Company’s best interests in mind when dealing with 3rd parties and no intention to exploit information, contacts or any other business opportunity for his personal gain.
An employee must also refrain from using the Company’s reputation or assets (including trade secrets) for his personal gain.
In order to avoid situations where external considerations guide an employee, employees must not accept money, money-equivalent, services or any other benefits from organizations who do business with the Company/could potentially do business with the Company, except in situations that are authorised by the Company’s CEO. It is expressed that the acceptance of gifts that are not of value, which it is customary for suppliers to send to their customers’ employees on the eves of Jewish festivals or on birthdays will not be construed as the acceptance of a prohibited benefit.
All employees are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of all information brought to their attention throughout the course of their employment, regardless of the source, including information regarding suppliers, co-workers etc. Employees are only allowed to use the information for the purposes for which it was brought to their attention and to the extent necessary. The above mentioned does not apply to situations where disclosure is permitted by the relevant authorities, mandatory by law, or the information is universally known. This guideline must be upheld even after termination of employment.
Company assets, both tangible (such as phones and office supplies) and intangible (such as intellectual property) should be used by the Company’s employees with efficiency and for suitable business purposes only.
It should be remembered that the use of assets in an inefficient manner or for personal purposes will have consequences on the Company’s profit.
In case of doubt regarding how to act or which decision to reach, an employee should consult the relevant Company body, be it his superior or other professional body.
Authority shall be delegated in a clear and proper manner. It is the delegator’s responsibility to use good judgment with regards to the person delegated to and the scope of delegation. Delegation of authority does not eliminate the delegator’s responsibility, and he should supervise the person delegated to on a regular basis.
An employee shall not create any liabilities in name of the Company unless expressly authorized by the Company.
Proper conduct and representation of the Company should be practised at all times. All employees should take care of their appearance according to their position in the Company. A nice, calm and respectful atmosphere should be maintained at all times. Company employees will act in a polite and respectful manner towards their co-workers and all others. Verbal/physical violence and any other form of threat or harassment is strictly prohibited. All employees will execute their work in a professional, efficient and reliable manner, in collaboration with their co-workers and other Company units.
The Company places a high emphasis on community involvement and donates to various causes on a regular basis. The Company encourages employees to volunteer and give back to the community, which is in line with the Company’s commitment to social responsibility.
The Company pays high regard to transparency and reliability regarding its publications and reports (including financial statements) to the public and the authorities.
Corporate governance principles refer to management’s work in relation to the board of directors, the audit committee, the shareholders and the relevant stakeholders, by agreeing to an audit mechanism, supervision, transparency and reporting.
All Company employees are obliged to uphold the ethical code. In addition, an employee who has reservations regarding another co-workers’ behaviour, be it a breach of law, guidelines by certified bodies and/or the ethical code, is obliged to immediately report this to the Company manager or to the body in charge of the ethical code. Breach of the ethical code may have serious repercussions, including dismissal or in serious cases, even criminal charges. The Company operates on a regular basis to implement this ethical code among both its current and new employees, by setting examples through Company management and drawing conclusions from previous events.
In addition to that provided in the preceding section, the Company has an “informer’s hotline procedure”, whereby any employee who wishes to report and/or make a complaint about any matter connected with his work or the work of others in the Company, may do so directly to the chairman of the Company’s audit committee by telephone, email or letter, and his communication will be kept anonymous vis-a-vis the Company.