Our Values for a Sustainable Future
Corporate citizenship is fundamental to the way we run our business. It is anchored in our values and ultimately reflected in the attitude and actions of our people. We employ people of all backgrounds, from technical leaders to creative and innovative thinkers. Together they collaborate to help our clients become high-performing businesses.
Through our Corporate Social Responsibility goals below, we also work to make a sustainable difference within our local communities and to the environment as a whole.
- Consider our business
- Consider our customers
- Consider our people
- Consider the environment around us
- Consider our local communities
By working with Karlson you will be enhancing your own social responsibility values, as we continue to strive towards cleaner, safer, greener solutions.
Karlson UK is committed to acting ethically, professionally and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships wherever it operates.
As well as complying with all laws and regulations, we apply our principles and values. We ask ourselves: “Is this the right thing to do? Is this what Karlson UK stands for?”
Our Corporate Principles provide a framework within which to make decisions. By applying good judgement to these principles, we uphold Karlson UK’s reputation and safeguard its future.
Who do these principles apply to?
They apply to all Karlson UK full-time and part-time employees and temporary staff. We are also committed to working only with third parties whose standards are consistent with our own. This includes joint venture partners, customers, contractors and suppliers.
Karlson UK will comply with all laws in all jurisdictions in which it operates.
Health and Safety
We make health and safety our first priority for everyone who works for or with us.
Fraud, Deception and Dishonesty
We will not defraud or deceive anyone or act dishonestly, and will protect Karlson UK against fraud.
We refuse to offer, give or receive bribes or improper payments, or participate in any kind of corrupt activity, either directly or through any third party.
We will not make facilitation payments in any countries in which we do business, and we will not allow others who work for us to make them.
Gifts and Hospitality
We will make sure that gifts and hospitality are reasonable, and we never offer or accept them if they may improperly influence a business decision or impair independence or judgement.
Conflicts of Interest
We avoid situations in which our personal interests or actions could conflict with Karlson UK best interests.
Subsidiaries and Affiliates
We ensure that all of Karlson UK’s subsidiary companies and affiliates respect and comply with this policy.
Relationships with Third Parties
We only work with organisations if they are known to act to standards consistent with our own.
We treat these organisations and their staff with integrity and professionalism at all times.
Developing Our People
We are committed to helping our people achieve their best, by enabling them to develop and succeed.
Equal Opportunity and Diversity
We treat everyone equally and embrace difference. We employ and promote solely on merit and contribution.
Harassment, Bullying or Discrimination
We do not tolerate any kind of harassment, bullying or discrimination against anyone who works for us or with us.
We respect and protect human rights. These include the right of life, liberty and security; equal rights of men and women; the right to protection under the law and against discrimination, slavery, servitude, torture or inhumane or degrading treatment; and freedom of speech, thought, conscience and religion. We refuse to do business with any organisation that fails to uphold these standards.
Respecting the Environment
We care about the natural world and recognise our responsibility to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
We respect the communities around us. Wherever we work we contribute positively to the communities through the services we provide and the lasting infrastructure we work to develop.