LAGO OVER TO YOU: INTERVIEW TO Nikolay Nikov, General Manager of NELAS Auto Parts, Bulgaria Director
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct adopted by LAGO is a set of principles and rules whose compliance is of vital importance for the abidance of fundamental ethical principles, sustainability, respect for the environment and for the proper fun ctioning and improvement of the company’s reliability. It represents the “Contract of fundamental rights and duties” through which the company:
-Clarifies its ethical, social and environmental responsibilities towards the different internal and external interested parties, direct and indirect interests, such as shareholders, employees, collaborators, suppliers, public organizations and clients…;
-Communicate and share intents with all the participants, inviting them to adhere and share this Code of Conduct. The primary objective of this code is to fulfil the needs and expectations of the interested parties of the company, aiming to endorse and uphold a high level of professionalism and to exclude behaviours that are in contrast, not only with the supervisory requirements, but also with the standards that the company intends to endorse.
The conduct of the company’s single individual and that of colleagues must consequently be in accord to company policies and must be turned into a solid collaboration, shared responsibility and in compliance with the existing legislation, respecting the standards of behaviour acknowledged by the Code of Conduct. Fontaniva, 01/2019
LAGO is aware that the distinction of a company is recognized not only by the expertise of its employees and the prominent quality of service provided to customers, but also by the attention-to-detail in regard to the needs of the entire community. The work ethics that have always inspired this company, are formally assembled in a Code of Conduct in the belief that trust is developed every day by respecting the rules and appreciating people. Therefore, this Code of Conduct represents a distinctive and identifying element for the market and third parties. Knowledge and involvement of this code is required by all of those who work in the company or cooperate with it creating the company’s foundation of its activity and the first step in contributing to the pursuit of the concept. Therefore, LAGO’S goal is pursuing excellence in the market in which it operates, through an Ecological Develop- ment, protecting the environment and safety of the persons involved.
PURPOSE AND RECIPIENTS
This Code of Conduct illustrates a set of ethical and moral principles that underline LAGO’s activity, as well as, the performance policies adopted both within and outside the company. Compliance of these principles is of fundamental importance in order for LAGO to be able to attain its corporate mission and to ensure its reputation in the socio-economic context in which it operates. Above all, LAGO firmly believes that every activity must be carried out ethically, acknowledging the principles stated in Art.41 of the Constitution, according to which the private economic initiative “cannot be in conflict with the social utility or cause damage to the freedom, well-being and dignity of any individual”. This Code is binding for LAGO’s directors and employees, as well as for all those who work and collaborate, on a permanent or fixed-term basis, on behalf of the company (hereinafter referred to as the “recipients”). The Code will be widely diffused internally and extensively on the outside. LAGO also agrees to assume any additional requirements so that the ethics and terms of the Code can be accordingly divulged and applied. Furthermore, LAGO shall request that suppliers and interested parties to apply the same theory.
Labour and human rights
NOT DISCRIMINATION AND SELECTION OF PERSONNEL
In rapport with interested parties and in particular, in the selection and management of employees, within the work organization, selection and management of suppliers, as well as, in dealings with the institutions, LAGO rejects and forbids any discrimination concerning the age, sex, race, sexual orientation, health status, political and trade union opinions, religion, culture and origin. LAGO, at the same time, encourages integration by promoting intercultural dialogue, defending the rights of minorities and defenseless people. In particular, the evaluation and selection of employees is precise and candid, respecting even opportunities combining both the requisites of LAGO with the professional profiles, aims and expectations of the applicants. LAGO assumes every responsibility for preventing any form of favouritism in the employee selection process using unbiassed and meritocratic criteria, respecting the candidate’s as well as to respecting the company’s interests. The hired candidates, by means of this Code, receive clear and proper information about their roles, responsibilities, rights and duties.