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GF Pack > CODE OF CONDUCT AND LABOUR REGULATION OF FLEXIA-GEORGIOU FLEXIBLE PACKAGING SA

The following code reflects Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA daily operations, core values and overall company culture.

This Code is notified to:

  • All personnel of Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA and
  • All interested parties,
  • via the website of the company (www.gfpack.gr)
  • Claims or complaints about all mentioned in this Code are placed by email to customerservice@flexia.gr.

Basic Principles

The basic principles of the code of conduct that Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA complies with are the following:

Principal 1: FREELY CHOSEN EMPLOYMENT

1.1 In Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA there is no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour.
1.2 Workers are not required to lodge “deposits” or their identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.

Principal 2: FREEDOM OF ACCOSIATION AND RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ARE RESPECTED.

2.1 Workers, without distinction, have the right to join or form trade unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively.
2.2 Workers’ representatives are not discriminated against and have access to carry out their representative functions in the workplace.

Principal 3: WORKING CONDITIONS ARE SAFE AND HYGENIC

3.1 In Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA, a safe and hygienic working environment is provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps are taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimizing ( so far as is reasonably practicable) the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.
3.2 Workers shall receive regular and recorded Health and Safety training, and such training shall be repeated for new or reassigned workers.
3.3 Workers have access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, if appropriate, clean facilities for food storage can be provided.
3.4 Georgiou SA personnel commit to not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes in the performance of its duties.

Principal 4: CHILD LABOUR SHALL NOT BE USED

4.1 Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA does not employ children to work. Child is considered any person less than 15 years old.
4.2 Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA participate in and contribute to policies and programmes which provide for the transition of any child found to be performing child labour to enable her or him to attend and remain in quality education until no longer a child.
4.3 Children and young persons under 18 will not be employed in Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA

Principal 5: LIVING WAGES ARE PAID-WORKING HOURS

5.1 Wages and benefits that workers of Georgiou Flexible Packaging are paid for a standard working week meet, at a minimum, national legal standards.
5.2 All workers in Georgiou Flexible Packaging are provided with understandable information about their employment conditions in respect to wages before they enter employment and about the particulars of their wages for the pay period concerned each time that they are paid.
5.3 Deductions from wages which are not comply with the National legal standards are not permitted
5.4 Working hours, excluding overtime, comply with national laws and are defined by contract.
5.5 Overtime is used responsibly, taking into account all the following: the extent, frequency and hours worked by individual workers and the workforce as a whole. Overtime shall not be used to replace regular employment. Overtime shall always be compensated at a premium rate, than regular rate of pay.

Principal 6: NO DISCRIMINATION, NO HURSH TREATMENT IS ALLOWED

6.1 In Georgiou Flexible Packaging SA there is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
6.2 Physical abuse or discipline, the threat of physical abuse, sexual or other harassment and verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation are prohibited.
6.3 Georgiou SA provides internal communication and information of the workers. For this reason the company updates the notice board and also organizes informative meetings.
6.4 For the company personnel, it is possible to complain or report (anonymously or by name) through reporting boxes in shared areas of the facility. All claims and complaints are managed with confidentiality by the management.

Principal 7: TRANSPARENCY IN ALL FORMS OF COLLABORATION WITH CLIENTS/SUPPLIERS/AUDIT ENTITIES

7.1 Georgiou SA pursues stable partnerships with dependable suppliers based on mutual trust and compliance with the basic principles outlined in this Code.
7.2 Financial quotations are evaluated based on objective criteria. It is prohibited to provide or receive any illegal commissions, bribes or similar payments of any kind. In such cases, the partner must inform Georgiou SA.
7.3 Georgiou SA is against any form of bribery (direct or indirect) for business or financial gain. Georgiou employees do not offer/receive any gift or payment that is or may be construed as a bribe. In such cases, employees must immediately inform the Management.
7.4 Georgiou SA is particularly sensitive to personal data protection. Processing of personal data by Georgiou SA is governed by the principles of legality, objectivity and transparency, limitation of purpose, data minimization, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality of the data, as well as limitation of their storage period, subject to applicable law, including the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR).

Principal 8: TRUST/ PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

8.1 Georgiou SA personnel commits during its duty to not disclose or make available any of company information that is classified or confidential (including customer information, affiliates, etc.) subject to applicable law, including the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GDPR).
8.2 Classified or confidential is all information that is not disclosed or not available to the general public (indicative, financial, technical, pricing information, customer-supplier lists, contracts, personal data, takeover or merger plans, strategic goals, information on business development, etc.).
8.3 It is the responsibility of Georgiou SA personnel to safeguard classified and confidential information, regardless of the manner and reason for their possession and knowledge, and not to disclose it to people outside the business, including members of their family and friendly environment. This obligation exists throughout the duration of the employment relationship and after its termination for any reason. In addition, personnel must respect confidentiality on issues considered as classified or confidential by the existing legislation. Classified or confidential information may also be information related to Georgiou SA copyrights or patents.

Compliance with the Code of Conduct

It is the responsibility of all employees of Georgiou SA to read and understand the Code and seek guidance, when needed, and further to uphold and comply with its letter and spirit.
Company employees must not display behavior that could be detrimental to the company’s reputation. Employees are obliged to protect proprietary information and the company’s assets and property. Employees who during the discharge of their responsibilities come into contact with suppliers and clients are obliged to make them aware of the Code and suggest, if this is necessary, their compliance with its content.
All employees are obliged to report violation or potential violation of the Code to the head of their department or senior management.

Violation of the Code of Conduct

Senior management is charged with handling Code violations through the imposition of disciplinary measures or sanctions in each instance. Depending on the severity of the violation, management reserves the right to proceed with disciplinary action provided for under current law, labor statutes, and corporate procedures.

Validity of the Code of Conduct

The Code of Professional Conduct is approved by senior management which is responsible for ensuring that the principles embodied by the Code are publicized to, understood by, and complied with by all employees. Compliance with the Code is monitored regularly. The relevant reports that ensure compliance and further review of its content is the responsibility of senior management.
If any modification of the code occurs it should be uploaded in the company’s website (http://www.gfpack.gr). The present code of conduct is valid upon uploading in the company’s website.