Compliance and effective governance lie at the heart of good business practice. Compliance with laws, industry codes of conduct and MCI’s own strong values and guiding principles form the basis of how we do business and is the foundation on which we engage with society, clients, partners and suppliers.
MCI’s advisory board, executive committee, business board and regional management boards ensure the tone of good governance at board level and below, leading by the strong principles and values that provide the framework for how we do business. Read more.
Responsibility for the integration of responsible human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption practices lies with the Vice President of People & Culture working in conjunction with the Group Sustainability Director and the network of regional and office HR managers.
The policy and expectations for MCI employee behaviour and actions on behalf of the company and its clients are specified in the MCI Code of Business Ethics. Based on the UN Global Compact principles, the Code expresses the values and principles for conducting business in a responsible and transparent manner. It is the minimum level of behaviour and is mandatory for all MCI employees. We apply our values with our supply chain through the Supplier Code of Conduct.
These policies are reviewed annually by the Group Sustainability Director in collaboration with the appropriate teams (finance, procurement, HR etc). Typically they are updated every two years. Before being released they must be reviewed and signed off by the Executive Committee.
As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, MCI does not tolerate bribery or corruption. We are committed to acting ethically in all aspects of our business, maintaining and improving the highest standards of honesty and integrity. It is part of our core values, and we firmly support international and local efforts to eliminate corruption and financial crime
Corruption is endemic in many of the countries where we work, and MCI will take a firm position to support international and local efforts to eliminate corruption and financial crime. Our approach is based on the UN Global Compact Framework for Anti-Corruption and their tools. It follows six key steps.
In March 2015, MCI will launch a more rigorous framework for managing business ethics. It will include enhanced training, processes and reporting. All staff will be required to conduct the training. In 2014 and 2013 workshops were held with the management team to brainstorm and create the MCI anti-corruption approach and raise awareness on the importance of a more rigorous strategy