PMC GROUP has and always will follow a strict code of conduct:
To successfully cater for the needs of the Automotive, Footwear, Clothing, Furniture,
Packaging, Printing and related industries, supplying quality products on time, at the right
price and being adaptable to development and change at short notice, in order to create a
stable environment for our staff and enable our customers to compete competitively in
local and international markets.
STANDARD OF CONDUCT
We conduct our operations with honesty, integrity and openness, and with respect for
the human rights and interests of our employees.
We shall similarly respect the legitimate interests of those with whom we have
PMC Group of Companies and employees are required to comply with the laws and
regulations of the countries in which we operate.
PMC has confidence in the loyalty, motivation, competence and sense of responsibility
of our employees.
PMC recognises the importance of our employees and are committed to diversity in a
working environment where there is mutual trust and respect where we encourage
employees to achieve their full potential and thereby have everyone feel responsible
for the performance and reputation of the Group.
PMC Employees are expected to be attentive to the quality of his or her relationship
with all colleagues.
We will recruit, employ and promote employees on the sole basis of the qualifications
and abilities (including reputation and reliability) needed for the work to be performed.
We are committed to safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. We will
not use any form of forced, compulsory or child labour.
We are committed to working with employees to develop and enhance each
individual's skills and capabilities.
We respect the dignity of the individual and the right of employees of freedom of
association both in and out of work and thereby facilitating reasonable balance
between home and work life.
We will maintain good communications with employees through company based
information, dialogue and consultation procedures.
PMC recognises that customers have a choice and that we must earn their trust and
confidence by continually:
Providing outstanding products and services which consistently offer value in
terms of price and quality. Products and services will be adequately and properly
Striving to achieve long term relationships with our customers and endeavour to
resolve customer complaints as quick as possible.
Ensuring that customer information is secure and protected.
Being committed to strict debt recovering processes and not allowing paying
customers to incur indirect additional costs as a result of non-paying customers.
PMC will conduct its operations in accordance with internationally accepted principles
of good corporate governance. We will provide timely, regular and reliable information
on our activities, structure, financial situation and performance to our auditors.
Undisclosed or unrecorded accounts, funds or assets will not be maintained or
BROAD BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
The PMC GROUP fully support the principles of Broad Based Black Economic
Our employment equity policies and skills development plans will constantly be
reviewed in order to ensure that we promote equal opportunity throughout our
organisation, and that we continue to contribute toward the development and
upliftment of our workforce.
PMC is committed to establishing beneficial relations with our suppliers, customers
and business partners.
In our business dealings we expect our partners to adhere to business principles
consistent with our own both in Africa as well as overseas.
PMC strives to be a trusted corporate citizen and, an integral part of society, to fulfill
our responsibilities to the societies and communities in which we operate.
PMC companies are encouraged to promote and defend their legitimate business
PMC will co-operate with government and other organizations, both directly and
through bodies such as trade associations, in the development of proposed legislation
and other regulations which may effect legitimate business interests.
PMC is committed to making continuous improvements in the management of our
environmental impact and to the longer - term of a sustainable business.
PMC will work with others to promote environmental care, increase understanding of
environmental issues and disseminate good practice.
PMC believes in vigorous yet fair competition and supports the development of
appropriate competition laws. PMC companies and employees will conduct their
operations in accordance with the principles of fair competition and all applicable
PMC is committed to a high standard of corporate governance.
PMC rejects bribary and corruption in all forms, whether public or private, active or
PMC does not give or receive, whether directly or indirectly, bribes or other improper
advantages in order to bestow business or financial gain. No employee may offer, give
or receive any gift or payment which is or may be construed as being a bribe. Any
demand for, or offer of a bribe must be rejected immediately and reported to
CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
All PMC employees are expected to avoid personal activities and financial interests
which could conflict with the interests of the Group, produce conflicting loyalties or
interests, or interfere with effective job performance or which involve the appearance
of conflict of interest.
PMC employees must not seek gain for themselves or others through misuse of their
Directors and employees who have private financial and/or business interest outside
their work activities with PMC must report such interests to management to keep a
COMPLIANCE - MONITORING - REPORTING
Compliance with these principles is only the first step and is an essential element in
our business success. The PMC Board is responsible for having policies in place to
guide employees and also for ensuring these principles are communicated to, and
understood and observed by all employees.
Day-to-day responsibility is delegated to the senior management of the various
regions and companies. They are responsible for implementing these principles, if
necessary through more detailed guidance tailored to local needs.
Assurance and compliance is monitored each year by the Board.
Any breaches of the Code must be reported in accordance with procedures in place.
The Board will not criticise management for any loss of business resulting from
adherence to these principles and other mandatory policies and instructions.
The PMC Board expects employees to bring to their attention, or to that of senior
management, any breach or suspected breach of these principles.
Provisions have been made for employees to be able to report in confidence and no
employee will suffer as a consequence of doing so.
On the foundation of these values and principles we will continue to build a business of
which we are, and will be proud!