Standards of conduct
Basic principles of conduct
Respect for the law
Everyone who works at Salinera Española will, when carrying out their professional activities, maintain strict compliance with current legal regulations.
Personal integrity and professional ethics are highly valued assets for Salinera Española and therefore everyone should carry out their activity with objectivity and professionalism.
Respect for human rights
The actions of Salinera Española and of all persons who form part of it shall scrupulously respect the Human Rights and Public Freedoms included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
General standards of conduct
Strengthening the company’s reputation
Each and every one of the individuals who form part of Salinera Española will participate in the task of enhancing the good name of Salinera Española, and the responsibility of ensuring its sound reputation falls to everyone.
Relationship with and between persons
Salinera Española strives to create working environments where trust and respect for the dignity of all persons prevail, alongside cordiality and teamwork. Salinera Española expressly prohibits any abuse of authority, and also any other conduct that may generate an intimidating or hostile work environment.
Everyone who is part of Salinera Española will contribute to maintaining a pleasant, rewarding and safe working atmosphere that encourages people to give the best of themselves.
Equal opportunities and non-discrimination
Salinera Española guarantees equal opportunities and is committed to putting measures in place to help all staff in their professional and personal development. Similarly, it does not permit any form of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, public opinions, nationality, social origin, disability or any other circumstance that may be a source of discrimination.
Salinera Española works to integrate the diversity and complexity of its human resources, whilst also guaranteeing the collective application of the same internal policy.
Professional development and training
Salinera Española is committed to putting in place all measures necessary to contribute to the learning, training and upgrading of knowledge and skills of all persons who form part of the company, to facilitate their employability and professional progress. For their part, Salinera Española employees commit to participating in training programmes as required and will make every effort to garner maximum benefit from them.
Health and safety at work
Salinera Española considers the health and safety at work of its staff as a basic precondition to achieving a comfortable and safe work environment, with the constant improvement in working conditions being a priority objective.
For this reason, the entire staff of Salinera Española will at all times observe the preventative measures applicable in matters of health and safety at work, scrupulously complying with current legislation in force.
Persons who form part of Salinera Española will respect the internationally-recognised trade union, freedom of association and collective bargaining rights, and also the activities that are carried out by the employees’ representative organisations, in accordance with the functions and competences legally attributed to them, with whom a relationship based on mutual respect will be maintained in order to promote open, transparent and constructive dialogue that permits the consolidation of the goals of social peace and employment stability.
Personal data protection
All personal data will be processed in an especially restrictive manner and only that necessary will be collected. Non-public information will be considered private and confidential, therefore the necessary mechanisms will be applied to preserve its integrity, availability and confidentiality.
Only personnel who are authorised due to their work position shall have access to this data to the extent required and in accordance with applicable legal provisions.
Use and protection of Salinera Española’s assets and resources
Salinera Española makes available to the workforce all resources necessary to carry out their professional activity and provides the means necessary for their adequate protection and safeguarding.
Each employee at Salinera Española is responsible for the correct use and protection of the assets and resources provided by the company. These include Salinera Española’s intellectual property, facilities, equipment and financial resources.
All computer and communications equipment and systems that Salinera Española makes available for use by its employees must be used exclusively to carry out their work activity.
In general, all persons subject to this Code shall maintain professional secrecy with respect to all non-public data and information they become aware of during the course of their professional activity, and minimise risks that may arise from its disclosure and improper use both internally and externally.
Relationship with suppliers and contractors
All processes for the selection of suppliers and contractors are carried out with total impartiality and objectivity.
In these processes, everyone who forms part of Salinera Española should apply the necessary quality, opportunity and cost criteria, always acting in the interests of Salinera Española. They will also promote awareness of this Code amongst these suppliers and contractors in order to better apply the principles contained herein.
Relationship with the community
Salinera Española is a company that is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the environment and similarly all staff members must protect and respect the environment and reduce negative environmental impact, work with maximum energy efficiency and adhere to preserving biodiversity.
Salinera Española understands corruption as being the use of non-ethical practices to obtain some form of benefit. Under no circumstances may people who form part of Salinera Española resort to unethical practices to influence the will of persons outside Salinera Española to gain some advantage for the company or for themselves. They must also remain alert to ensuring that instances where other persons or organisations make use of these practices in their relationship with the company do not occur.
Gifts and gratuities
All Salinera Española staff, aside from customs and social practices, may not make, offer or receive, directly or indirectly, any cash payment in kind or any other benefit that, owing to its value, nature or circumstance, may conceivably alter the course of the commercial, administrative or professional activities in which they are involved.