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Code of Ethics

CODE PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

Our core values ​​are permanent and unconditional.

These values ​​form the basis of SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI, and each employee must follow them.

These values ​​are:

1. Conscientiousness and Ethics

Our actions are conscientious, honest and fair.

We keep our promises.

We provide services based on well-defined contracts and certain actions.

We follow company policies and procedures.

We respect the confidentiality of business and personal information.

We respect ethical and business standards wherever we work.

Where necessary, we provide information, advice and training in the interests of health and safety.

We are committed to fulfilling our obligations regarding occupational safety and health.

2. Justice and independence

Our recommendations are professional and unbiased.

Our certificates are an accurate reflection of our actions based on best practices.

3. Respect for everyone

We show due respect for people.

We always consider how our actions will affect others.

The personal involvement of everyone is appreciated, and we get an accurate and constant assessment of the work performed.

We respect differences, care for others and do not tolerate discrimination based on nationality, origin, age, gender, religious or political beliefs.

4. Social and environmental responsibility

The growing volume of corporate social responsibility is creating new requirements combining the requirements for economic efficiency and accountability. Awareness of the existence of risks leads to the emergence of new requirements and new activities in the “SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI”, which affects both the organizational and management level of the company. SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI and all employees of the company consider the impact of their actions on society, people and the environment.

OUR BASIC PRINCIPLES

5. Conscientiousness and Ethics

“We are all responsible for ensuring compliance”
 
At the core of our development and growth are, above all, the basic principles applicable to each of our employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, competitors or business partners. Our Code of Ethics guarantees the proper performance of our duties in all conditions. Every manager and employee, wherever they work, must know and practice our Code of Ethics.

6. In our actions, we should always be guided by the principles of transparency, fairness and justice.

"No goal justifies a deviation from the rules."

Many activities are not governed by laws, regulations or other mandatory requirements. In such cases, the principles of transparency, fairness and justice will determine and direct our actions where laws or regulations do not spell out what we should do. Each employee must consider their actions in such situations, guided by these rules. No one has the right to act in violation of our principles and rules of ethics or to violate any applicable laws or regulations on the basis that this is done in the interests of SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI, and no goals should be intended to violate such laws or regulations.

7. We pledge to act in full compliance with the laws and regulations of the countries where we work

“Never take actions that may cast a shadow over the reputation of“ SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI ”or which may involve the company in illegal actions or raise doubts about its ethics.”

The company's reputation as an impartial body is based on respect for and compliance with those laws, regulations or mandatory requirements that apply to the activity performed. The personal responsibility of each employee is to know the laws, regulations and requirements in the area of ​​their activities to ensure that all these requirements are met, as well as to seek qualified legal assistance, if necessary.

Any actions that may involve the Company in illegal activities should be avoided. Compliance with our Code of Ethics requires not only compliance with the law or regulations, but also respect for ethical values. However, if adherence to the Code of Ethics or its principles and rules leads to a violation of local laws and regulations, the latter should always have priority and be strictly observed.

APPLICABLE NORMS

“Our work must be done professionally, independently and objectively.”

8. Good faith in the provision of certification services

We must not allow situations in which our independence or objectivity may be at risk. Such situations should be carefully analyzed and openly take appropriate measures.

We perform our work honestly, professionally, acting independently and objectively, without allowing any deviations from compliance with our own approved work methods and procedures or violations in reporting on the results obtained. We do not give in to any influence and any influence.

Available data, test results and other material facts are reflected in good faith in certificates. Compiled reports and certificates reliably reflect actual results, qualified assessment or work results. In cases where approved test methods provide for tolerances in the results, it is necessary to eliminate the abuse of such tolerances to change the overall picture or trend created by actual test results.

The fulfillment of the listed rules is guaranteed by the processes of our quality system.

9. Reliability of the documents and information provided

Reliability of certification, financial and accounting documents

“All transactions must be properly and properly recorded”.

All data of certification, financial and accounting nature are accurate and correct reflection in documents and on accounts, under no circumstances are they subject to falsification. All records are supported by relevant evidence received from the parties in good faith.

All documentation is kept in accordance with the requirements of applicable law and group policy.

Internal control over certification, financial and accounting documentation

“The objectives in the field of internal control are designed to guarantee the quality and accuracy of the certification, financial and accounting documentation and comply with applicable laws and regulations”.

The objectives in the field of internal control are designed to ensure the quality and accuracy of the financial and accounting documentation provided.

The head of each unit or department is responsible for internal control in accordance with the procedures of the Groups.

Managers ensure that the data entered into the certification and reporting systems, in particular, for the half year and year, exactly correspond to the published data, the period results and the financial situation at the end of the period.

10. Reliability of the data and certificates provided.

“Each employee is personally responsible for the data submitted to him”

Each employee is personally liable for the data and documents provided to him / her, which he (she) works with (including electronic document management).

All employees at all levels of the Company ensure that the certificates, reports, records and data used or transmitted by them, including the highest levels of various departments, contain reliable, reliable and comprehensive data.

Such documents include, inter alia, financial reports and forecasts, legal reports, research certificates, tax returns and other documents provided to government or regulatory organizations.

11. Conflict of interest

“Do not allow any situations leading to a conflict of interest”

Conflict of interests is a situation in which the interests of a company are different from personal interests, interests of relatives or people with whom we are in personal business relations.

You should avoid situations that can influence your decisions, even if you are not aware of such an impact.

It is of utmost importance for us to maintain our independence and to report any obligations or ties that could potentially lead to a conflict of interest.

We control all situations that can create such conflicts. This control includes direct prohibitions in certain cases and preliminary checks or permits in others.

“Always consider your position from an external point of view to prevent conflicts of interest”

Examples of situations governed by our internal procedures:

- Offer of employment for any position to a family member without prior approval.

Direct or indirect request for personal gain, acting as an employee of the company.

Consent to the appointment to any position outside the company without prior approval.

Acquisition directly or through relatives, friends or intermediaries of shared ownership in a competing company, from a supplier or customer in violation of the company's internal procedures.

Use of the products or resources of the company in which you work for personal use.

If you have any doubts, immediately contact your supervisor or quality manager.

12. Compliance with privacy practices.

“Some information must be protected in order to protect the rights of our customers”

Information from our customers. Any information received in the course of providing our services should be treated as confidential, and its disclosure is possible only after obtaining the necessary permission.

13. Intellectual Property Rights

“Protecting Intellectual Property Rights”

Technical information, systems, inventions, know-how developed or acquired by a company, as well as information regulated by non-disclosure agreements, should be treated as strictly confidential.

The use of such information is permitted only for authorized professional purposes, excluding personal goals, and should be carried out only by authorized persons.

“Every employee must take the necessary measures to protect the confidentiality of information that he has accessed during work”

All employees are personally liable for ensuring the confidentiality of information in their possession and must ensure that employees working under their control respect confidentiality through certain conditions in employment contracts or signing confidentiality agreements or by any other legally valid means. Employees must comply with their obligations to ensure confidentiality after dismissal.

Every employee must ensure that the protection of such confidential information is ensured by the introduction of adequate local security measures to ensure that access is provided only to authorized persons, and that documents are stored in designated safe places and disposed of in a reliable manner. If you are in doubt, seek advice from your line manager, business ethics manager, or Compliance Manager.

14. Transactions using confidential information

“Access to inside information about a company imposes obligations”

At SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI, inside information is defined as any information of a precise nature that has not been made public, directly or indirectly in connection with SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI, and which, if it were made public, would probably have a significant impact on its reputation .

In your daily work at SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI, you may have access to inside information. While this information is not disclosed to the public, it is necessary to ensure its strict confidentiality.

In order to eliminate such a risk, certain precautions must be taken every time you gain access to inside information: it is necessary to refrain from executing, directly or indirectly, directly for yourself or for anyone, on or off the market, shares "SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI". You must maintain strict confidentiality of inside information and may disclose it only to those who have the right to receive it; You should refrain from recommending to third parties on the implementation of the purchase or sale of SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI units based on inside information.

15. Principles of anti-bribery

“We are categorically against any form of bribery”

We are categorically against any form of bribery and “prohibit the offering of gifts, offering or receiving bribes in any form, directly or indirectly, including a percentage of the fee, using funds or assets for any unethical purpose, or using other means or channels to provide inappropriate benefits to customers , agents, contractors, suppliers and government officials, or receiving such from them.

We apply the relevant anti-bribery laws in all jurisdictions within which we have representative offices or provide services.

According to internal procedures:

We control certain operations, such as financial political support, charitable contributions and sponsorship. We control the offer or receipt of gifts, hospitality or other expenses of this kind.

We guarantee a clear registration of records and accounting, reflecting all financial transactions. Business relationships with our partners

16. Business relations with our partners

We strive to ensure that inappropriate payments are not sent through intermediaries, joint venture partners, agents and subcontractors.

Our procurement methodology is objective and open.

In accordance with special internal procedures, we control the choice and ethical behavior of some business partners (intermediaries, joint venture partners, subcontractors, agents, major suppliers and contractors).

17. Fair Competition

"We must comply with antitrust laws and conduct fair competition"

We are committed to maintaining fair competition in accordance with applicable laws. In case of violation of antitrust laws by companies and / or their management, serious civil and criminal sanctions are possible. If in doubt, contact your quality management representative.

We represent the company, based on the principles of fairness and reasonableness, and guarantee the accuracy and uniqueness of the information provided.

We support full transparency in the preparation of commercial documents and emphasize the strengths of the “SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI” instead of emphasizing the weaknesses or mistakes of our competitors.

We do not allow deliberate defamation, discredit or insult of our competitors in the process of negotiations with customers, and do not undertake to provide services that we (unable to provide, or do not claim that SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI is accredited to provide any service, not having checked this fact beforehand.

18. Interaction with the media and investors

“Relations with the media and investors are under the exclusive responsibility of the relevant departments of the company”

 

We establish active interaction channels to strengthen the company's image in the eyes of customers, analysts, investors and the public. However, such interaction with the media or analysts may affect the image or reputation of “SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI” may affect the value of the company.

Therefore, this interaction should be carried out with great care, studying and verifying the facts. Media relations are the responsibility of a quality management representative. All statements for the media or responses to requests from the media must be either reviewed by or coordinated by company management.

Any information from the analyst or investor, requesting information relating to the company, should be sent to the company’s management for consideration.

APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS CODE

All employees must comply with the following documents:

This Code of Ethics,

All relevant internal procedures of the Company,

All other internal or technical regulations on ethics.

Application area

This Code of Ethics applies to all employees of a company who must comply with its provisions, as well as our business partners (intermediaries, partners in joint ventures, subcontractors, agents, major suppliers and service providers) who also must adhere to the provisions of this Code in all actions performed with or on behalf of the company.

We must ensure that they are aware of the content of this Code and comply with its provisions.

Compliance with the principles and rules of the Code of Ethics

Compliance with the provisions and rules of the Code of Ethics should be considered in the annual evaluation of the work of each employee. Each employee should be able to make a proposal for the development of a Code of Ethics in assessing the effectiveness of his (her) work, in training sessions for staff or conducting performance analysis.

Any employee who violates the provisions of the Code of Ethics is subject to disciplinary action, which may include the termination of his / her employment contract. In any case, the offender has the right to be heard and to defend himself before imposing a disciplinary sanction.

Every employee must report any request or suggestion of inappropriate
payments or benefits that he or she becomes aware of.

On facts confirming violations or alleged violations of the Code, an employee can report:

direct supervisor; or the immediate supervisor of the immediate supervisor; or internal auditor; or directly to a quality management representative.

No sanctions will be applied to the employee if he (she) reasonably and with honest intentions reports a violation. However, anyone who takes part in an unacceptable activity can be subject to disciplinary action, even if the violator independently declares it. Upon request, the anonymity of the person who reported the violation is preserved as far as possible.

Compliance with the Code of Ethics is regularly checked by company management.

For any questions regarding the implementation or interpretation of the Code of Ethics, any employee may contact their quality management representative, or consult their immediate supervisor. Upon request, such treatment is kept confidential, and the anonymity of the applied employee is provided as far as possible. Requests, complaints or comments from external stakeholders on the Code of Ethics are sent to the representative of the quality management.

When making a decision that touches on ethical issues, you should ask yourself a few questions:

 

Does this decision comply with the “spirit and letter” of the law that may apply to this decision?

Соответствуют ли мои решения или мои действия ценностям «SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI» и Кодексу этики?

Would I be pleased if my decisions or actions were reported in the press?

What will my family, friends or colleagues think about this decision or my actions?

Will this directly or indirectly have negative consequences for SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI or the Group?

Is there an alternative?

If you have a problem, the following tips can help:

Determine your specific participation by answering the following questions:

How do you participate in this situation?

What principles or rules are violated?

Who identified this violation?

How long has this happened?

Is the problem solved already?

Where did the violation occur?

Next, determine how to deal with this problem:

Never ignore the problem, even if you are not sure of the existence of the problem.

Discuss the problem with any of the listed contact persons.

If you do not know what to do in a given situation, first of all:

Stop it.

Examine the necessary documents.

If necessary, chat with your line manager or (at your discretion) contact your Quality Guide representative at any time.

The Code of Professional Ethics of SIFAT KAFOLATI SERTIFIKATI is consistent with the requirements of the IFIA Code of Practice

Director of Sifat Kafolati Sertifikati LLC Islamov A.A
Василий Смирнов, логопед
Ольга Иванова, педиатр
Иван Соболев, терапевт
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