Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct has been drawn up on behalf of Van Uitert Companies B.V. and also applies for all subsidiary companies, hereinafter referred to as Van Uitert Companies.
Van Uitert Companies attach great value to quality and integrity. These values are fundamental to our responsibilities to colleagues, clients and the community.
This Code of Conduct describes our principles for conducting ethically responsible business.
This Code of Conduct contains regulations and measures on how Van Uitert Companies handle general standards of conduct and values.
2. Equal treatment
3. Dealings with each other
5. Data protection and information security
7. Bribery, ancillary activities and a conflict of interest
8. Promotional gifts, invitations and presents
9. E-mail usage
The e-mail system is made available for business use. Use is therefore related to tasks derived from the job.
9.1. Forbidden e-mail usage
It is forbidden to use the e-mail system for:
10. Internet usage
The Internet system is made available for business use Use is therefore related to tasks derived from the job
10.1 Prohibited internet use
It is forbidden to use the internet for:
Van Uitert Companies reserves the right, after consultation with the relevant works council, to block Internet websites in such a way that it is impossible for employees to visit these websites.
11. Reporting possible irregularities or violations of this code of conduct
It is essential that all employees or representatives comply with the law and our company policy. Concerns and doubts about non-compliance must be reported to protect all of us.
Van Uitert Companies is entitled to monitor compliance with this code of conduct. To this end, Van Uitert Companies has a permanent registration system. If this registration shows an observed increase in e-mail traffic or Internet visits, Van Uitert Companies may decide to investigate further. A further investigation by Van Uitert Companies can also be initiated based on other indications such as sensory perception, notifications, complaints or reports from other employees or third parties outside the company. If Van Uitert Companies decides to initiate a further investigation into e-mail and Internet visits, the employee concerned will be notified.
This code of conduct applies to all employees employed by Van Uitert Companies. This code of conduct also applies to all employees employed by the abovementioned legal entities. This code of conduct forms an integral part of the individual employment contract.
If a staff member does not comply with one or more of the aforementioned prohibitions and/or the code of conduct, the company may take disciplinary action. Possible disciplinary measures are a reprimand, suspension and dismissal.
This code of conduct has been submitted to the works council for consultation. In the event of a change or withdrawal of this code of conduct, the works council will be consulted again in advance.
16. Unforeseen circumstances
If circumstances arise that are not provided for in this code of conduct, the Management of Van Uitert Companies shall decide after consultation with the works council.
17. Employee representation
The entry into force of this Code of Conduct does not in any way render the works council’s power of assent or any other right to participate ineffective.
18. Date of entry into force
This code of conduct will take effect as from 1 June 2019.