Commitment to People
The Steinmetz Group recognises the vital role that its workers play and is committed to the pursuance of the highest standards of employment conditions in accordance with the applicable legislation and the Best Practice Principles.
The Group is committed to the principles of equality and non-discrimination and in its recruitment, termination, remuneration, promotion and retirement polices, at all levels of the company, will not engage in or support any unfair discrimination on the grounds of race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, physical appearance, gender, marital/parental status, sexual orientation, HIV status, migrant status, membership of worker representative bodies, political affiliation or any other arbitrary criteria. The Group will, however, support national legislation which encourages or imposes positive discrimination or affirmative action, and the economic advancement of various categories of Workers if such be the case.
The Group is committed to an environment in which disciplinary practices are implemented in a fair manner and in terms of which Workers rights are respected. Workers have the right to express their grievances or concerns without suffering any prejudice or retribution and to have their concerns examined according to written and appropriate procedures.
The Group is strongly committed to the principles of human rights and supports, promotes, respects and protects the fundamental human rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Impact, relevant ILO Conventions and national legislation. As such, the Group will at no time condone the use of corporal punishment or other forms of mental or physical coercion; does not support and will not use child labour, forced labour or bonded labour, including slavery.
The Group is committed to pursuing the highest standards of health and safety, and the provision of a safe and healthy working environment in accordance with national legislation and with due consideration to international standards as set out in ILO Conventions, specifically bearing in mind knowledge of specific dangers within the Industry, and actively preventing these.
The Group is guided by the highest standards of environmental care and protection is committed to a policy of environmental responsibility and non-waste.