CSR/ESG policy

CSR/ESG policy for Growing Concepts

Introduction

At Growing Concepts, we consider the pursuit of sustainability, ethical behavior and community involvement as integral parts of our corporate DNA. These Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies guide all our business decisions and operations, with the aim of having a positive impact on the world in which we live and work.

Sustainability

  1. Environmentally Friendly Practices: We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and promoting the transition to a circular economy. We strive for energy efficiency, reduced water consumption and responsible use of natural resources in all our business activities.

  2. Supply Chain Sustainability: We work with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability. Through continuous dialogue and evaluation, we ensure that our supply chain meets the highest standards of environmental protection and ethical practices.

  3. Waste Management and Recycling: We are committed to zero waste principles and actively promote recycling and reuse. This includes minimizing packaging materials and encouraging customers and employees to participate in recycling programs.

Ethics

  1. Code of Ethical Conduct: We maintain a strict code of ethical conduct within our organization. Honesty, integrity and respect for the rights of others are the foundation of all our business activities.

  2. Zero Tolerance for Corruption: We do not tolerate any form of corruption, bribery or unethical behavior. Employees are encouraged to report suspicious practices, and we will take appropriate action against any misconduct.

  3. Diversity and Inclusion: We strive for a diverse and inclusive work environment. Discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other basis will not be tolerated. We promote equal opportunities and treatment for all employees.

Social awareness

  1. Local Communities: We are committed to supporting local communities in which we operate. This includes sponsoring community projects, providing internships and employment opportunities, and participating in local initiatives that strengthen social infrastructure.

  2. Charities and Philanthropy: Growing Concepts encourages employees to volunteer and actively supports charities that contribute to social and environmental improvements. A percentage of our profits are allocated to philanthropic initiatives that align with our core values.

Transparency and Governance

  1. Openness and Reporting: We are committed to transparency in all our business practices. Annual reporting on our CSR/ESG performance is made public to keep stakeholders informed of our progress and results.

  2. Good Governance: Growing Concepts maintains good governance principles to ensure accountability and integrity within the organization. An independent advisory body regularly evaluates our procedures and policies.

  3. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to the continuous improvement of our CSR/ESG policies. This includes regular review of objectives, engagement with stakeholders and adapting our policies to changing social and environmental standards.

Conclusion

This CSR/ESG policy reflects Growing Concepts' commitment to creating long-term value for our society and the environment. We recognize that sustainability and corporate responsibility are an evolving process, and we remain committed to positive change in the world. Together we strive for a healthy and prosperous future for everyone.