CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct reflects the most important values the organization strives to maintain in its engagement with its employees, business partners and the whole of the company. It is therefore a set of applied standards and ideals that govern each member of the organization as well as the organization itself. It also reflects the company’s specificity as well as its business philosophy (1).
EMERGE builds on the philosophy of life as a journey of knowledge and inner freedom. We are a company that works with comfort, because everything we do is what we want to do. We work with passion, with joy and always with a humor. Cool is only when everything works the way it is. This way, we create a positive energy for ourselves as well as for our clients.
The EMERGE team’s characteristics are reliability, accuracy, flexibility, creativity, discretion and courtesy. Our ethical code, which is part of our philosophy, is not just a formal matter, we live it.
Corruption – bribery
In today’s information and communication world, corruption is revealed even where we are least likely to wait. Corruption has always been and will probably be, it is human weakness. But its power is always destructive and has far-reaching consequences and consequences for both parties – for corrupt and corrupt. The way back is very difficult.
For people working in EMERGE it is absolutely unacceptable, it is a strict taboo.
In the case of bribery, there can be no compromise: „Once you take it, it will forever mark you, the credit is forever lost. Corruption permanently marks a person not only in the loss of credit but also morally, even in countries where such behavior is socially tolerated. By doing so, a person nurtures this problem, and thus loses the moral authority to demand transparency from others, „says EMERGE’s executive, Zuzana Jezerska. She knows what she says, because she has worked in countries where it is literally true.
Rejecting bribery breaks down the societal standards and shows the right way for others.
Transparency – Honesty – Openness
EMERGE’s team knows that openness and compliance can be a very powerful weapon. Every member of our team, like in internal relationships, is doing outwardly transparently, with respect, trust and honest attitude. However, these ethical standards would lose effectiveness if they were not linked to professionalism, that is to say responsibility, flexibility, consistency and accuracy, professional approach and competence. One supports others. EMERGE tries to keep the two sides of one coin in the company profile.
Today’s world is interconnected and globalized. One of the theme of eternal polemics at all levels is the theme of the environment. They are supporters and opponents of active environmental protection. EMERGE profiled towards respect and protection. We even think that protecting the environment is part of ethical behavior.
A fair partnership is what we know. Both sides, the company and the client, the supply and customer relations should be mutual respect, responsibility, decency. Then the space for corruption and bribery is very small and actually unnecessary.
Transparency and discretion are approaches that are not excluded if we understand their meaning properly. This is related to privacy. These are very important elements of ethical but also professional approach to the other, third party. EMERGE confesses these principles in business negotiations, even during the course of the subject matter.
Reliability and personal responsibility – these are the two spells that are, in our view, key to the company’s success. Names are not censored directly in law, but their adherence belongs to generally accepted ethical working norms. They are often also part of the contracts.
EMERGE has the ethical principle that despite the more and more ‚dehumanized‘ communication, even in congresses with a higher number of participants, we maintain the utmost individual and individual approach to each individual. One prefers, we could also say.
That is why EMERGE supports so-called fair business, social responsibility and the right to decent work, including in cooperation with third parties.
(1) Driscoll, Dawn-Marie and W. Michael Hoffman, Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, 2000, p. 77.