International framework agreement
The Chairman of the SICAME Group has signed an INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT with representatives of union organizations, which establishes the code of ethics for the entire organization. All parties are committed to the following:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Respect for human rights.
Equal employment opportunities
No discrimination, of any kind.
Free choice of employment
No forced or mandatory labor, no child labor.
Respect for dialogue between management and their teams, respect for the employee representative organizations, application of social progress.
Freedom of thought, freedom of organization and union rights, commitment of union organizations to resolve conflicts.
Principle of fair labor compensation and application of the principle of equal payment to men and women for work with the same value.
Work time and holidays
Respect for national legislation concerning contracts and internships.
Quality of life at the workplace
Well-being and fulfilment, prevention of psychosocial risks, professional and geographic mobility, establishment of social protection systems.
Principle of precaution, careful practices and respectful technologies, reduction of physical suffering.
Compliance with the law and international regulations, fighting against the risks of illegal or corrupt actions.
Main general guidelines
In a market economy, profit is the engine that drives entrepreneurs to create companies, who use commercial and productive activities to allow shareholders to receive profits based on the capital invested.
Creating value for owners and shareholders through profits.
Ensuring continuity and thus guaranteeing that the company remains on the market as a generator of value.
The company is committed to its group of customers, with the firm belief that they are the company’s main collaborator on the market, as well as the source and destination of products and services that make it possible for the company to be economically viable.
Promoting transparent and stable relationships with its customers over time.
Earning and improving customer satisfaction.
Offering products and providing services that cater to their needs.
Ensuring compliance with established requirements.
Ensuring the quality of products and services.
Determining and meeting customer expectations, both in the present and in the future.
The company is committed to its group of employees as an intrinsic element of the company, with the firm belief that people are the company’s greatest asset.
Promoting training and professional development for all personnel to ensure that they are sufficiently trained to carry out the tasks entrusted to them.
Directing personnel training toward personal development and becoming multi-skilled, after completing the training for the tasks that they already carry out.
Guaranteeing personal health and safety, complying and ensuring compliance with established risk prevention, safety and workplace hygiene regulations.
Adopting the appropriate technological solutions and installations to ensure worker safety, and to reach the “zero accidents” target.
Providing transparency, communication and other conditions that ensure that personnel are motivated and satisfied at work.
Stimulating the development of skills and personal experience.
Informing all company employees about the impact and the consequences that their activities have on quality and the environment.
The company is committed to its group of suppliers, understanding that their processes form part of the company’s management system, and that they are therefore essential collaborators to ensure the system’s efficacy as well as employee and client satisfaction.
Promoting training and professional development of suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure their continuity.
Promoting transparent and stable relationships with suppliers over time.
Collaborating with suppliers to identify shared interests to obtain greater benefits.
Ensuring the safety of sub-contracted workers, when they work at the company.
Assuring that suppliers and sub-contractors
Adopting management policies aligned with the company’s policies.
The company is committed to promoting social development and improving the environment, in the areas and the fields in which it undertakes its activities.
Maximizing the creation of added value as an element to generate overall wealth, with a direct impact on its immediate surroundings.
Recognizing that employment is one of the best ways to share wealth among members of society.
Developing and innovating on new products and processes to guarantee that the company remains viable and, therefore, achieves its social aims.
Ensuring that the products and processes respect the environment.
Complying at all times with regulations in force and for the different spheres related to the environment.
Prioritizing legal compliance in the target markets for the company’s products over any other factor.
Reducing the use of natural resources with the use of raw materials and recyclable and/or reusable materials.
General, permanent principles in the various spheres of management
Quality Management ISO 9001
Promote strong leadership.
Involve personnel and ensure active participation.
Implement process management.
Establish management by objectives.
Make decisions based on data and information.
Meet customer requirements and applicable legal requirements.
Improve the system’s efficacy and efficiency on an on-going basis.
Maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with suppliers.
Take decisions based on data and information.
Plan activities and follow established plans.
Plan medium and long-term strategies.
Ensure the quality of all system processes: strategic processes, primary process and support processes.
Do the job right the first time.
Look for appropriate methods to improve quality.
Use the best technology available whenever economically viable.
Develop activities within the concept of overall quality.
Ensure reliability as one of the company’s basic factors for competitiveness.
Integrate quality within the company’s policies.
Environmental Management ISO 14001
Improve environmental behavior on an on-going basis.
Comply with the applicable legal requirements and those assumed by the company.
Involve personnel and ensure active participation.
Integrate environmental management within the company’s policies.
Minimize adverse environment impacts.
Design products taking environmental aspects into account.
Promote strong leadership.
Efficiently use, optimize and conserve energy.
Efficiently use, optimize and conserve material resources.
Reduce or eliminate the impact at the source.
Reuse and recycle materials.
Recover, treat and control waste, spills and emissions to reduce their impact.
Look for appropriate methods to protect the environment.
Use the best technology available, whenever economically viable.
Risk prevention directives WLO ILO-OSH 2001 Law 31/95 Occupational Risk Prevention
Protect the safety and health of all groups.
Integrate risk prevention within the company’s policies.
Improve safety conditions at the workplace on an on-going basis.
Promote employee participation in prevention.
Inform and train employees.
Identify and prevent risks and control those that can be eliminated.
Promote preventive action planning.
Prioritize group protection measures over individual measures.
Have the most appropriate protection systems available in each circumstance.
Take the unique conditions of every employee into account.
Promote collaboration between customers and suppliers.
Promote safe behaviors and habits.
Consider accidents as failures in management, which are therefore avoidable.
Extend safety measures to customers, suppliers and neighbors.
Comply with the pertinent legal requirements on the subject.
Corporate social responsibility management ISO-26000 / UN Global Compact for CSR
Follow the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Comply with laws.
Respect internationally recognized instruments.
Recognize interested parties and their concerns.
Be held accountable.
Encourage and practice transparency.
Promote sustainable development.
Maintain ethical behavior.
Support preventive practices.
Respect fundamental human rights.
Ensure the freedom of association.
Recognize the right to collective bargaining.
Eliminate any form of forced labor and slave labor.
Effectively abolish child labor.
Eliminate all forms of labor discrimination.
Promote corporate responsibility.
Eradicate corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.