Corporate Governance, Environmental Sustainability & Social Responsibility

Executive Summary.

Advanced Database Systems is committed to providing a satisfactory return to its shareholders, while fulfilling its corporate governance obligations, environmental sustainability & social responsibilities in the best interests of the company and its stakeholders.

Role and responsibility of the company directors
The role of the company directors is to manage the strategic direction of the company, guide and monitor the management of the business in achieving its strategic plans and oversee good governance practice. The company directors aims are to protect and enhance the interests of its shareholders, while taking into account the interests of other stakeholders, including employees, clients, suppliers and the wider community.

In performing their role, the company directors are committed to a high standard of corporate governance practice and fostering a culture of compliance which values ethical behaviour, personal and corporate integrity, accountability and respect for others.

Corporate environmental sustainability and social responsibility
ADS is committed to best practice with regard to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This is demonstrated in the values that we embrace while actively involved in various activities we practice to promote sustainability within the workplace and the wider community.

Environmental sustainability
ADS is committed to reducing its impact of operations on the environment – within the workplace and the wider community. This includes: the responsible acquisition, installation, use and disposal of ICT products & services so as to utilise resources more effectively, improve efficiency, increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact of operations; the reduction in energy & water consumption; improved waste management and responsible recycling initiatives; minimising commuting to workplaces and the use of public transport where necessary and; reduction in office consumables – paper & printer ink.

Social responsibility
ADS is committed to treating everyone with care, dignity, respect & fairness. We believe in the right of all people to work in an environment that is harmonious and free from unlawful discrimination or harassment, workplace bullying and victimisation. This policy applies to the conduct of everyone working at ADS in the treatment of employees, sub-contractors, clients and suppliers. It applies when people are working outside normal business hours, on or off-site and during work related functions.

We seek the commitment from our suppliers and business partners to share our values regarding the employment practices and social standards we expect to be upheld, if they are to be engaged and contribute to the services we provide. We are committed to providing flexible working conditions for our employees to enhance their daily work/life balance. This is manifest in allowing flexible working hours and encourage working from home offices rather than client workplaces.

ADS is committed to giving back to the community. We actively participate and support charities and other not-for-profit initiatives, that fit hand-in-glove with our principles. This is manifested in our continued & visible support of the local and wider community.

Charities we support

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This purpose of this document is to provide interested parties with our company’s values with regards to corporate governance, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

 

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