mtd Consulting Group’s Ethical Code, to which all members of our organisation and our contracted trainers, consultants adhere to.
A) GENERAL DIRECTIVES
A/I. Adherence to the law
Personal and business dealings must always be conducted in accordance with the law. Knowledge of the letter and spirit of the law is a requirement, as is the continuous demonstation of impeccable business ethics.
All cooperating consultants and trainers are personally responsible for their task and for their adherence to the law and the requirements of professional and business ethics (level of responsibility varies)
A/III. Respect and equal opportunities
All individuals have the right to equal, polite and respectful treatment. Others’ personal dignity and beliefs must always be respected.
Any information relating to mtd or its customers must be treated confidentially and can only be used to perform the tasks relating to the customer. Any information gained during work performed for mtd is the property of the company.
A/V. Ethical business behaviour
A/V.1. Illegal payments, gifts
There is no place in our business relationships for gifts or any other methods of influencing business decisions. This applies to both the receiving and giving of gifts.
A/V.2. Ethical business relationships with customers, competitors and other partners.
Relatoions with our partners is characterised by trust, due process and independence in the making of business decisions. These decisions cannot be influences by personal interests and goals.
A/V.3. Conflicts of interest
All situations that may present a conflict of interest (real or percieved) with the company must be avoided at all costs.
A/V.4. Authentic financial statements
Records of the operations and business activities of the company must always be complete and up-to-date to ensure that financial statements show all transactions and accurately reflect the company’s current financial situation.
A/VI. Wealth & intellectual property
Every member is responsible for the wealth and property of the Company and must safeguard and utilise it to the benefit of the Company. All members are responsible for our intellectual property and must protect our patents, copyrights, company know-how and any other rights relating to our intellectual properties
A/VII. Environmental awareness
Environmental protection and technological laws in effect must always be observed as must those that help negate the harmful environmental impact which business activities may have on the world.
B) SPECIAL DIRECTIVES
The best solutions are always the result of extensive brainstorming and consultation undertaken collectively with our colleagues and customers. Effective teamwork is supported by frequent strategic meetings (mtd brainstorming workshop) – this requires good, positive relationships, mutual respect, attention to one another and to detail.
B/II. Political activities
All political activities undertaken in the name of the Company are strictly prohibited except when specifically authorised by the executives.
B/III. Economic crimes
The Company has a zero tolerance policy on all economic crimes within its own organisation and aims to help reduce the occurrence of economic crimes including money laundering, fraud, bribery, tax evasion, corruption and misappropriation in its environment.
Competition is one of the most important aspects of the market and helps ensure that customers’ costs are kept low. The Company must at all times be in observance of all laws relating to free market competition and guarantee their implementation
B/V. Corporate social responsibility
The Company supports local communities and underprivileged groups with its main activity and cooperate with the relevant parties in its activites and operations.