Code of Ethics
Our creed: behaviour which is morally, ethically and legally irreproachable.
PORR’s Code of Ethics forms the basis for all activities and decisions within the company. It is the backbone for the moral, ethical and legally irreproachable behaviour of every staff member and strives to prevent mistakes and encourage the stipulated values and principles. PORR’s corporate mission and staff charter are specified in this Code of Ethics, as is adherence to labour laws.
Compliance with legal regulations.
All applicable laws, regulations, directives, standards and customs of the country in which PORR operates must be strictly observed and adhered to in all business transactions and decisions.
PORR places the highest priority on transparent and fair conduct on the market. Any restrictions of free competition and violations of unfair competition and antitrust laws are incompatible with the corporate philosophy and culture as well as with PORR’s image.
Bribery and corruption.
PORR fights any form of corruption or bribery and does not accept any inappropriate gifts. It is strictly forbidden for any employee to directly or indirectly offer or accept benefits likely to or capable of making an impression of illegally influencing business transactions.
Observing fundamental rights.
PORR does not tolerate any form of discrimination and promotes equal opportunities and equal treatment regardless of race, nationality, social background, disabilities, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, gender or age. An individual’s dignity, privacy and personal rights must be respected. Derogatory treatment of employees through psychological stress, sexual harassment or similar means will not be tolerated.
HR development and training.
HR training and development is an important priority at PORR with the goal of providing – through mutual understanding and appropriate conduct – a strong foundation for customer service, awareness of the environment and health and safety, as well as awareness of the responsibility the company has towards society as a whole.
Commitment to society and charities.
PORR supports a selected group of organisations and institutions with humanitarian, social, charitable, educational or cultural objectives.
PORR’s conduct always focuses on the customer. PORR interprets the comprehensive term “quality” to encompass performance quality (of projects, products or services), adherence to deadlines, flexibility and the achievement of technical and economic targets. When carrying out any activity, PORR aims to achieve a high degree of customer satisfaction for the maximum benefit of the customer.
PORR raises awareness of strategic and operational risks through a uniform and transparent risk management system, helping to pinpoint risks early on. The primary objective of responsible risk management is to identify and mitigate any risks involved (performance, financial as well as environmental and safety risks).
Health and safety.
PORR strives to provide a safe and healthy work environment; this requires strict adherence to health and safety regulations and best practices. Systematic monitoring and a responsible approach to dangerous situations – or even to near misses on construction sites – increases staff awareness of occupational health and safety and boosts the preventive effect of accident avoidance measures.
Protecting the environment.
PORR takes environmental and social considerations into account when making any business decision as well as in the management of resources and infrastructure. PORR attempts to minimise any impact on the environment and continuously strives to improve environmental protection measures.
When selecting a business partner, supplier etc., PORR considers whether they comply with the principles presented in this Code of Ethics so as to ensure watertight adherence to this Code across the entire Group’s operations.