Commitments: Telenco networks for a responsible business environment
Telenco networks invests into sustainable development through concrete actions. The company keeps on affirming its competitivity on an evolving market by carefully considering its production methods.
By promoting environmental protection on one hand and the preservation of social bond on the other hand, the company does its best to combine economical performance with ethical principles. Within our business organisation we promote team work. Diversity and social inclusion are our strengths. Wherever we are located, we enhance the Human potential through sporting, educational and cultural events.
An ethical purchasing policy for quality telecom solutions
REACH : European Regulation for chemical products
To ensure the good functioning of a product, chemicals are sometimes mandatory in its composition. However, certain chemical products are considered to be of very high concern. The REACH regulation
(Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) implemented on 18th of December 2006 lists all substances of very high concern, subject to an authorization or a restriction. These listings are updated every year on January and June. This regulation aims to enhance the protection of the chemical use on the single market¹. For all these above-mentioned reasons, we control and verify all the substances used for the manufacture of our products based on the REACH regulation criteria.
The list of SVHCs (Substance of Very High Concern) includes chemicals which might cause human health issues and that would be potentially prohibited within the next 5 or 7 years. In order to avoid any supply breakdown, Telenco networks follows very closely the evolutions of this list.
Telenco networks cares to offer you healthy product solutions, without dangerous substances in their composition that might harm the health of your technicians. Therefore, we pay close attention to the origin, the composition and the conformity of each one of our products. Also, we carefully select our providers and we make sure that our supply chain follows all the required procedures to guarantee the safety of our products.
1The single market includes European Union, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The American Act Dodd-Frank
Because we strongly believe that a company’s success cannot be built at the expense of human rights, we are willingly complying with the section 1502 of the Dodd-Franck Act. We systematically check for the presence of conflict minerals in our providers’ products. Conflict minerals include gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin. In case these minerals are absolutely mandatory to the composition of our products, then we make sure their origins are different than the Democratic Republic of Congo and its bordering areas. According to the United States Congress which adopted this law, the exploitation and commercialisation of minerals from these conflict areas are financed by armed groups that use forced labor.
A responsible economical activity
At Telenco networks, we cannot imagine a sustainable future without an honest and serious commitment to sustainable development. Dedicated to the integration and the monitoring of sustainable development practices within the purchasing process, the EcoVadis company assesses CSR performance (Corporate Social Responsibility) based on results and performances criteria. This year, Telenco networks obtained Gold recognition for an Advanced level of CSR performance. Through our environmental and society oriented actions, our business ethics and our responsible purchase policy, we move forward with our stakeholders towards a sustainable development.
Global Compact is a voluntary initiative that brings together more than 14,000 companies invested into a social responsibility approach, from 160 countries. Telenco networks chose to adhere to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
Telenco networks commits for a responsible and sustainable development
At Telenco networks we have the ambition to develop tomorrow’s networks. We care to provide for long-term solutions, engineered with respect for the environment as well as for men and women who work at their materialising. Within our teams or at a local level, Telenco networks is committed to preserving a healthy and stimulating environment. Diversity and mixity are values that are dear to the company as they are the essence of it strength and wealth. Equal opportunities and parity are also the ambitions of Telenco networks. Registering a professional equality index of 85/100, the company keeps on working in favour of gender equality. This is possible notably by implementing actions aiming to reduce the gap between men’s and women’s wages, the distribution of pay increases and promotions, as well as by improving parity among the highest wages or the number of persons benefitting of an increase at they comeback from maternity leave. We understand developing our business responsibly as we are convinced that this is the only possible way to guarantee a durable economic activity, offering a better future to our employees, partners and customers.
Telenco networks’ sincere commitment for a healthy and respectful economic environment reflects into the voluntary adhesion of each one of its employees to an internal ecological charter, as well as to a code of ethical conduct. These internal documents include moral principles and good conduct rules that govern all of our actions.
To see the Tel’Eco Charter and Telenco’s Code of Ethical Conduct visit telenco.com, the group’s corporate website. You can also discover there all the concrete actions carried out by Telenco group’s companies on these topics.