Code of Sustainable Conduct
To implement our Charter of Corporate Responsibility, we will:
- Obey the law and conduct business in accordance with our Code of Ethics
- Ensure that no discriminatory conduct is permitted in the workplace. Decisions on job selection, advancements, and promotions will be unbiased, based on merit and ability, and in keeping with commitments to local communities.
- Foster open and respectful dialogue with all communities of interest
- Respect the rights and recognize the aspirations of people affected by our activities
- Support local communities and their sustainability through measures such as development programs, locally sourcing goods and services and employing local people
- Continually improve safety, health and environmental policies, management systems and controls and ensure they are fully integrated into each of our activities
- Promote a culture of safety and recognize safety as a core value
- Continually reinforce company-wide efforts to achieve zero safety or health incidents
- Ensure programs that address workplace hazards are applied to monitor and protect worker safety and health
- Conduct operations in a sound environmental manner, seeking to continually improve performance
- Integrate biodiversity conservation considerations through all stages of business and production activities
- Design and operate for closure
- Promote the efficient use of energy and material resources in all aspects of our business
- Practice product stewardship and promote research to enhance the benefits of our products to society
- Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with this Code
The safer, the better.
Our vision for TEBO Mill Construction Inc. is to be a “winner through passion for safety“.
- Multicultural company, where thousands are united by a passion for safety and health.
- A transparent company where everyone is a safety leader, everyone speaks up for safety; and everyone’s voice is heard.
- Frontier company, where people keep themselves safe and well while working on tasks that range from the routine to the extreme.
- Innovation company, where safety is a way of life, not just a procedure.
- Company that is better because it is safer.
“The safer we become, the more efficient we become … so literally the safer the better”
Safety Policy Philosophy
- TMC believes that all occupational injury, illness and property damage is preventable and, through proactive management of risk and at-risk behaviour, injury and loss can be eliminated from our organization and is committed to providing its employees, shareholders, customers and the community with a safe, value-added and productive service.
- Owners, management, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, clients, and various regulatory agencies all share responsibility for occupational health and safety; all TEBO Mill Construction Inc.’s employees are held accountable for occupational health and safety.
- TMC Inc. ensures that all employees are knowledgeable regarding the relevant content of the Safety Manual and communicates that message to all co-workers, sub-contractors, and customers.
- TMC Inc. ensures that all employees have the necessary support, training, equipment, technology, and procedures that will enable them to proactively manage the hazards they face in the workplace.
- TMC Inc. sets the standard that people are the highest priority on all work sites. Production, schedule, and cost will never be placed before safety.
TMC’s safety program defines the method employed by management to share and to assign responsibility for accident prevention and to ensure performance under that responsibility.
A safety programme is not something that is imposed on companies or organizations. Safety MUST be built into every process and be an integral part of the company’s operations.
The prevention of accidents and injuries is basically achieved through the control of the working environment and the control of people’s actions. Only management can implement such control.
Safety programmes are usually built around seven basic elements. They are as follows:
- MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP (Assumption of responsibility –declaration of policy)
- ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY (To superintendents/foremen – safety directors – committees)
- MAINTENANCE OF SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS (Inspectors – purchasing – superintendents/foremen)
- ESTABLISHMENT OF SAFETY TRAINING (For superintendents/foremen – for employees)
- AN ACCIDENT RECORD SYSTEM (Accident analysis – reports on injuries – measurement of results)
- MEDICAL AND FIRST AID SYSTEMS (Placement examinations – treatment of injuries – first aid services – periodic health examinations)
- ACCEPTANCE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY BY EMPLOYEES (Training – maintenance of interest)
The following statements affirm our commitment to maintaining a continuous programme of accident prevention activities with the ultimate objective of eliminating all accidents. People who join the company’s workforce have the right to expect that they will be provided with a safe place to work where they can devote their energies to their work without fear of harm to their life or health.
Only under such circumstances can the relationship between employer and employee be mutually profitable and harmonious. It is our desire to provide a safe work environment, safe equipment, proper materials, and to establish and insist upon safe methods and practices at all times.
It is a basic responsibility of all supervisors to make safety part of their daily concern. This responsibility must be accepted by everyone who has a part in the affairs of the operation, no matter in what capacity they may function.
Management considers no phase of operation or administration as being of greater importance than accident prevention. It is the policy of the company, therefore, to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions and to follow work practices that will safeguard all employees and result in safe working conditions and efficient operation.
Accident prevention and efficiency go hand in hand. All levels of management have a primary responsibility for the safety and well-being of all employees. This responsibility can be met only by working continuously to promote safe work practices among all employees and to maintain property and equipment in safe operating condition.
The supervisor is the key person in the safety programme because he is in constant contact with employees. No superintendent or foreman may ever be relieved of any part of his responsibility for safety. Safety is an operating function and cannot be transferred to a staff organization.