China Everbright Environment Group Limited (the “Group"), as one of the leading players in the environment industry, is committed to operating our business with high standards in ethics, integrity, and fairness.
This Employee Code of Conduct (the “Code") underpins the aforementioned values, and provides a set of business principles and frameworks to ensure its employees’ ethical business practices, covering measures against corruption, conflicts of interest, discrimination, infringement of data confidentiality, and security incidents.
The Group will regularly review this Code and make revisions to it when necessary. This Code applies across the entire Group and its subsidiaries. All employees are expected to fully adhere to this Code.
The Group strives to provide employees with an ideal working environment free from discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to the same standards. The Group strictly prohibits any forms of discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, marital status, nationality or religion.
Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery
The Group prohibits bribery and corrupt practices in any forms. These includes offering or receiving kickbacks on contract payments, soft dollar practices, or bribes in the form of political contributions or charitable donations in exchange for tangible business returns.
Employees must strictly comply with relevant anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws and regulations. Suspected incidents of bribery and corruption should be reported to the Group.
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest arise when the private interests of employee conflict with the interests of the Group. Private interests include both the financial and personal interests of employee and his/her connections (including family members, relatives, close personal friends, clubs and organisations).
Employee should avoid engaging in situations that may lead to or involve conflict of interest. He or she is not allowed to use his/her official positions to secure advantages for him/herself, his/her relatives, and connections.
Employees must remain vigilant for the signs of money laundering. If an employee has reasonable suspicions of money laundering activities, or concerns regarding the legality of the source of transactions, he or she must report to the Group promptly.
Use of Confidential and Proprietary Information
Employees are not allowed to use the confidential and proprietary information obtained during his/her employment to secure advantages for him/herself, as well as his/her other connections and groups.
Employees are not allowed to disclose any confidential and proprietary information to anybody without authorisation.
Employees must adhere to established cybersecurity protocols regarding responsible and secure use of technology systems and resources.
Employees must also remain vigilant against cybersecurity threats at all times, and report suspected cybersecurity incidents to the Group through the dedicated escalation procedure.
Employees should report as soon as possible when they encounter actual occurrences or suspected occurrences of illegal activities, misconduct activities and misconduct practices.
For more information, please see the "Internal and External Whistleblowing and Investigation Policies".
Appraisal and Disciplinary actions
The Group takes into account compliance with the Code when evaluating an employee’s performance, which may result in disciplinary actions against employees who fail to comply with the Code. Disciplinary actions may include but are not limited to warning, suspension, termination of employment, depending on the gravity and intentionality of confirmed breaches.