Code of Conduct
Sustainable developments

Sustainability and ethics are key elements of Alicunde's values and an integral part of our business strategy.

The pillars we consider fundamental to achieve a sustainable development over time and in which we strive to improve every day are ethics, labor, health, safety, environment and quality.

The objective is to involve everyone in our value chain to follow these guidelines, in order to engage our circle of influence and grow this network with common standards. The impact that standardization has on processes is immense, which is why we believe it is everyone's task, starting at the heart of the companies.

Sustainable Development feasibility Team with long experience and certified on most platforms.
Transparency Open communication We continuously transmit the development inflows to our customers.
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Social, ecological and ethical standards

Sustainable development is a globally accepted approach to sustain economic growth without damaging the planet or depleting its resources while improving the quality of life of its current and future population. It is believed that sustainability will contribute significantly to the success of any business and safeguard its future development.

Alicunde is one of the companies seeking to modify its mode of operation and strategies to comply with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.Alicunde's code of conduct for customers and suppliers takes into account these consolidated sustainability principles that have also been incorporated into Alicunde's philosophy:

All these activities demonstrate the responsibility that Alicunde assumes with respect to social, ecological and ethical standards, and how we put the principles of sustainable development into practice in day-to-day operations.

Alicunde expects all its customers, suppliers and subcontractors to share the principles described in this code of conduct, which is an important component when selecting and evaluating suppliers and potential customers. In addition, we also expect them to apply these standards in their value chain.

This code of conduct is therefore available to our customers and suppliers with the aim of reinforcing our mutual understanding on how sustainability should be put into practice on a day-to-day basis.

Fair competition and in accordance with current legislation.

To fulfill our social responsibilities, we expect our customers and suppliers to conduct their business ethically and act with integrity. Ethical requirements include the following aspects:

Business integrity

Customers and suppliers are expected not to practice or tolerate any form of corruption, extortion or embezzlement. Customers and suppliers shall not offer or accept bribes or other illegal inducements. Customers and suppliers are expected not to offer Alicunde employees gifts or other advantages as a result of their relationship with the supplier.

Fair competition

Customers and suppliers will conduct their business in a manner consistent with fair competition and in accordance with current legislation.

Privacy and intellectual property

Customers and suppliers shall protect and only make appropriate use of confidential information and ensure that the privacy of all employees and business partners as well as existing intellectual property rights are protected.

Identification of issues of concern

Customers and suppliers shall provide their employees with the opportunity to report matters of concern or potentially illegal activities in the work environment. All reports shall be treated in confidence. Customers and suppliers shall conduct the appropriate investigation and take corrective action if necessary.

Inclusive and supportive work environment

Our customers and suppliers are expected to protect the human rights of their employees and treat them with dignity and respect. The following aspects will be taken into account:

Abstention from child labor

We do not tolerate child labor. Customers and suppliers shall avoid all forms of child labor in their business activities in line with ILO2 (International Labor Organization) labor standards and the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

Free choice of employment

We do not tolerate slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor, or human trafficking in our supply chain. Nor do we accept the use of involuntary prison labor or forced or bonded labor

Diversity and inclusion

Equal treatment of all employees shall be a basic principle of company policy towards customers and suppliers. Typical discriminatory treatment takes into account - consciously or unconsciously - irrelevant characteristics of an employee, such as race, nationality, gender, age, physical attributes, social origin, disability, union membership, religious orientation, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other illegitimate criteria under applicable law. Customers and suppliers shall ensure that their employees are not harassed in any way.

Alicunde urges its customers and suppliers to provide an inclusive and supportive work environment, and to exercise diversity both with their employees and in their decisions when selecting subcontractors.

Fair treatment

Customers and suppliers shall provide their employees with a work environment free of violence and inhumane treatment, without any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, physical punishment or torture, physical or psychological coercion or verbal abuse, or threat of such treatment. In addition, customers and suppliers are expected not to terminate employment contracts arbitrarily or without clear evidence that the termination of the employment contract, with respect to the employee's performance, is protected by law.

Working hours, wages and benefits. The working hours of customers' and suppliers' employees shall not exceed the maximum allowed by applicable national legislation. Employees' remuneration shall comply with the country's wage legislation and ensure an adequate standard of living. Unless otherwise provided by local legislation, deductions from base salary as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted (this does not exclude liability for damages established by contract or legislation). Customers and suppliers are expected to provide their employees with fair and competitive wages and benefits.

Wages and benefits shall aim to provide a decent standard of living for employees and their families. Employees of customers and suppliers shall receive their salaries on time. It is recommended that customers and suppliers provide their employees with sufficient training opportunities.

Freedom of association

Customers and suppliers shall engage in constructive dialogue with their employees and employee representatives. In accordance with local law, customers and suppliers shall respect the rights of their employees to associate freely, join trade unions, seek representation, be members of works councils and participate in collective bargaining. Customers and suppliers shall not disadvantage employees acting as employee representatives.

Value chain transmission

Customers and suppliers are expected to implement management systems that facilitate compliance with applicable laws and promote continuous improvement with respect to the expectations set forth in this code of conduct for customers and suppliers. The following aspects shall be taken into account:

Legal and other requirements

Customers and suppliers shall act in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, contractual agreements and generally accepted standards.

Communicating sustainability criteria in the supply chain

Customers and suppliers shall transmit in their own value chain the principles set forth in this code of conduct for customers and suppliers.

Compromiso y responsabilidad

Customers and suppliers are encouraged to meet the expectations described in this code of conduct by allocating appropriate resources.

Risk management

Customers and suppliers are expected to implement mechanisms for the detection, determination and management of risks in all areas described in this code of conduct and to observe all applicable legal requirements.

Training and competence

Customers and suppliers shall establish the appropriate training measures so that their managers and employees know and understand the contents of this code of conduct, the applicable laws and regulations and generally accepted standards.

Continuous improvement

Customers and suppliers are expected to take appropriate measures to continuously improve their sustainability performance.