Version 2.0 27 June 2021
Policy brief & purpose
Experience DNA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy refers to our responsibility toward our environment. Our company’s existence is not lonely. It’s part of a bigger system of people, values, other organisations and nature. The social responsibility of a business is to give back to the world just as it gives to us.
What is corporate social responsibility?
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us.
This policy applies to our company and its subsidiaries. It also refers to our suppliers and partners, as through the provision of solutions and services to us, their actions and outcomes impact the people and environment in which we all live.
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Our company’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness. Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactiveness is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.
Our company will:
- Respect the law
- Honor its internal policies
- Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate
- Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent
We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. We’ll promote:
- Safety and fair dealing
- Respect toward the consumer
- Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices
Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility
Protecting the environment
Our company recognizes the need to protect the natural environment and commit to the following in order to minimize the impact our business has on the local and global environment:
- Keep our environment clean and unpolluted
- Follow best practices when disposing garbage and using chemical substances
- Base local environmental legislation as the minimum acceptable standard
- Minimise emissions that are both direct and indirectly created through our business activities
- Reduce the use of all raw materials, energy, water and supplies
We’ll ensure that we:
- Don’t risk the health and safety of our employees and community and that a focus and importance should be placed on eliminating risks within the workplace rather than mitigating them.
- Build a culture that embraces safe work practices across all workplace activities
- Avoid harming the lives of local and indigenous people.
- Support diversity and inclusion.
Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labor practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any country as set down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The following articles are of specific relevance to Experience DNA’s operations in the Asia Pacific Region.
Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6 Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Article 7 All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Article 12 No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Article 18 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Article 20 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. 2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Article 23 1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. 2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. 3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. 4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Article 24 Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Article 27 1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. 2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Children’s human rights
We all have a duty to protect children, they are vulnerable yet they are the future of the planet and as such must be given special consideration. With this in mind Experience DNA commit to the following
- Respect children’s rights and commit to supporting the human rights of children
- Contribute to the elimination of child labour, including in all business activities and business relationships.
- Ensure the protection and safety of children in all business activities and facilities
We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding corruption and bribery, working with integrity is one of our core values, and our values are embedded throughout the organization.
We foster a culture of speaking up to encourage reporting of any suspicion of a Bribery and/or Corruption incident, or other concerns relating to AB&C without fear of reprisal.
The following are key components our policy and must be applied to every aspect of our business:
- All activities must comply with anti-corruption laws as applicable in Australia.
- No acceptance of any undue payments or gifts shall be accepted.
- No form of bribery shall be engaged in that offers any undue financial or other advantage, whether this be direct or indirect
- Transparency must be maintained relating to:
- gifts and entertainment;
- political donations and lobbying;
- conflicts of interest;
- corporate expenses;
- Comply with all applicable AB&C laws and regulations relevant to the BU/SU’s jurisdiction, which at a minimum includes the Australian Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), UK Bribery Act 2010 and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977;
Donations and aid
Our company may preserve a budget to make monetary donations. These donations will aim to:
- Advance the arts, education and community events.
- Alleviate those in need.
Our company will encourage its employees to volunteer. They can volunteer through programs organized internally or externally. Our company may sponsor volunteering events from other organizations.
Preserving the environment
Apart from legal obligations, our company will proactively protect the environment. Examples of relevant activities include:
- Conserving energy
- Organizing reforestation excursions
- Using environmentally-friendly technologies
Supporting the community
Our company may initiate and support community investment and educational programs. For example, it may begin partnerships with vendors for constructing public buildings. It can provide support to nonprofit organizations or movements to promote cultural and economic development of global and local communities.
We will actively invest in R&D. We will be open to suggestions and listen carefully to ideas. Our company will try to continuously improve the way it operates.
Our company is committed to the United Nations Global Compact. We’ll readily act to promote our identity as a socially aware and responsible business. Management must communicate this policy on all levels. Managers are also responsible for resolving any CSR issues.