Ethics & Compliance

Ghella is a leading Company in the construction of major infrastructure projects worldwide.

We build excellence in a sustainable and innovative way to leave a better World to the next generations.

We value and believe in our people. We operate at the highest standards of behaviours and ethics.

We provide active leadership and foster trust, openness and collaboration to develop best teamwork.

Innovation is imperative. We maintain internal challenge to continually deliver new solutions for a progressive World.

In respect of our tradition, as infrastructure builders, we are always a step ahead on safety.

We act for the future and strive to protect the environment minimizing our footprint.

Successful engagement and approach to communities and stakeholders is of main focus, contributing to the achievements and consensus of our Projects.

Our Policies covering QHSE (Quality, Health & Safety, Environment), HR and Sustainability, together with the Code of Ethics, set the Standards for our Company and all the stakeholders worldwide.

 

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Our mission is to build excellence in a sustainable and innovative way.
Our attitude is to get it right the first time.

Ghella guarantees a suitable, adequate and effective Quality Management System, continuously improving performances and developing sustainability, while applying our Risk Management approach.

Our conformity to requirements is ensured through:

  • statutory obligations, standards, specifications and codes of practice;
  • exceeding the expectations of the client and all stakeholders, offering a state of the art work;
  • transparency and communication of lessons learnt aiming for continual improvement;
  • implementation of an effective and efficient Quality Management System, to achieve our Quality goals, measuring regularly the performances;
  • continuous control of the entire production process, through detailed planning, followed by compliance and quality control tools;
  • research and development of innovative technologies to optimize quality;
  • provide suitable and skilled resources to develop, maintain and spread our Quality culture.

This Policy is a formal Management declaration implemented by a Quality Management System compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review in consistency with the Company's misson and vision.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

In respect of our tradition, as infrastructure builders, we are always a step ahead on safety.
Health & Safety is imperative: our goal is Zero Harm.

Ghella guarantees a suitable, adequate and effective Health & Safety Management System (H&SMS), continuously improving performances and developing sustainability, while applying our Risk Management approach.

We are committed to ensuring the Health & Safety of all our people through:

  • compliance with the legal, contractual and local requirements;
  • promoting a safety culture always preferring preventive measures to protective measures;
  • guaranteeing healthy working conditions, safe work environment;
  • minimization of the likelihood of incidents, injuries and occupational diseases;
  • utilization of innovative technologies in our production processes, in order to eliminate or minimize risks;
  • provide suitable and skilled resources to eliminate hazards and reduce risks to workers' health and safety;
  • involvement, consultation and participation of workers in the risk management process, making them active and responsible actors;
  • continous training to provide constantly updated information and to spread Health & Safety culture;
  • full cooperation with local communities and competent bodies to ensure information transparency and two way communication.

This Policy is a formal Management declaration to comply with the principles of Health & Safety in the workplace and implemented by a Management System compliant with the requirements of ISO 45001.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review in consistency with the Company's misson and vision.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

Protection of the Environment is a priority. We operate at the highest standards of sustainability.

Ghella guarantees a suitable, adequate and effective Environmental Management System (EMS), continuously improving performances and developing sustainability, while applying our Risk Management and Life Cycle approach.

Our environmental commitment is displayed through:

  • compliance with the legal, contractual and local requirements;
  • pollution prevention, working on the direct and indirect impacts that can be controlled and/or influenced by our own operations and by the application of a Risk management approach;
  • mitigation of the negative impacts on surrounding communities;
  • full cooperation with local communities and competent bodies to ensure information transparency and two way communication;
  • protection of the local environment, protected areas and endangered species;
  • reduction of the consumption of natural resources and raw materials;
  • reduction and optimized management of waste through reutilization and recycling;
  • reduction of energy consumption and promotion of renewable energy, while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions;
  • application of the most suitable technical and organizational measures to protect and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • safe management and reduction of hazardous substances;
  • continous training to spread an environmental culture to prevent potential negative impacts;
  • utilization of suitable resources and innovative technologies in our production processes.

This Policy is a formal Management declaration implemented by a Management System compliant with the requirements of ISO 14001.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review in consistency with the Company's misson and vision.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

Ghella’s mission is to build excellence in a sustainable and innovative way.
In respect of our tradition, as infrastructure builders, we are always a step ahead on safety.
We act for the future and strive to protect the environment minimizing our footprint.
Successful engagement and approach to communities and stakeholders is of main focus, contributing to the achievements and consensus of our Projects.

Our commitment boasts through:

Ethics and Transparency

  • Promote equal opportunities and repudiate any kind of discrimination;
  • Promote a socially, ethically and environmentally sustainable supply chain management;
  • Ensure all employees and co-workers benefit of the same rights;
  • Ensure all disparities between different groups are settled in a participative and fair way;
  • Ensure freedom of association, rights to collective bargaining and protection of worker’s health and safety;
  • Respect of human workers rights.

Local Communities and Stakeholders

  • Engagement and proactive approach to communities and stakeholders;
  • Promote discussion and collaboration with all employees and stakeholders;
  • Ensure wellbeing in the communities where we operate.

Safe Workplaces

  • Ensure health and safety of highest standards on all workplaces;
  • Promote employee’s skill growth and wellbeing.

Environmental Protection

  • Reduce emissions, energy consumption, waste production and waste of natural resources and raw materials;
  • Protect the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • Promote recycling of materials and the use of recycled materials.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review in consistency with the Company's mission and vision.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

Human Resources are our key competitive and development factors.
We value and believe in our people. We provide active leadership and foster trust, openness and collaboration to develop best teamwork.

Our commitment is revealed through:

  • Attract, retain and promote talented employees;
  • Encourage a good working environment continuously increasing motivation, collaboration, engagement and trust between people;
  • Ensure the best working conditions for all employees, granting rates and working hours in line with national and international standards and regulations, and providing specific social welfare;
  • Definition of training and development plans, in order to give our people the best tools to better express their own potentials;
  • Develop technical skills according to our business trends and values;
  • Implement assessment paths in order to achieve maximum efficiency;
  • Maintain a constant and respectful dialogue with the workers' representatives and trade unions, in order to guarantee a favorable working environment based on collaboration and communication;
  • Ensure fair and adequate remuneration;
  • Transparency in recruitment, matching our needs with motivation, expectation, attitude and ability of all candidates;
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace, according to our Health and Safety Policy;
  • Not discriminate on the base of gender, sexual orientation, race, political opinion, religion, age, family status, social origin, disability.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review in consistency with the Company's mission and vision.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

In Ghella we operate at the highest standards of behaviours and ethics, conducting business while maintaining our longstanding transparency and trustworthiness tradition.

This policy, together with the Anticorruption Guideline, aims at strengthening the principles outlined by the Code of Ethics and the relevant internal documentation, setting out principles for anti-bribery and anti-corruption in accordance with national and international laws and regulations, assisting Ghella’s employees to recognize situations that must be avoided.

Ghella, in carrying out its activities, is committed to:

  • conducting business with a high level of integrity;
  • not tolerating any type of corruption or bribery in any form or by any method, directly or indirectly, regardless of the jurisdiction, within the Public sector or the private sector;
  • not tolerating any action against or by third party aiming at promoting or favouring its own interests, securing a benefit or that could affect impartiality and independent judgement;
  • guaranteeing its records are kept accurate, complete, transparent, in compliance with the relevant accounting principles, and applicable laws on such matter.
  • guaranteeing that no employee will be subject to termination, demotion, suspension, threat or any disciplinary measure for refusing to make a prohibited payment or any other corruptive behavior.

As stated above, Ghella’s provisions on such matters are not limited to monetary payments, but encompass also, inter alia, gifts, business hospitality and Public Relations events, political contributions, sponsorships, charity and donations, facilitation and extortion payments, selection and employment processes, extraordinary transactions.

Ghella determines adequate measures aimed at ensuring compliance with the above-mentioned principles, as outlined in the dedicated Global Anticorruption Guidelines, in the Code of Ethics and by the applicable national and international laws. Ghella’s personnel and third parties, which, for various purposes, are involved in its business, are directly responsible for the implementation of the present document (including internal correlated documentation). Managers will be held responsible for ensuring its team applies such provisions.

This Policy is communicated to our employees and is available to all stakeholders.
It is assessed regularly during the Management System Review, with a view to continuous improvement and to ensure consistency with the company's misson and vision. Any employee who infringes this Policy with correlated internal documentation or avoids to report infringements, will incur in disciplinary actions including termination of employment.
 

Giandomenico Ghella
Chairman, July 2018

Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 introduced the criminal liability of legal entities/companies, together with that of the natural person who has materially committed the illegal fact, into the Italian legal system. Such provision adapts the Italian legislation to international conventions previously signed by Italy.

In order to increase the Company’s capability to effectively avoid the risk of committing offences, Ghella decided to integrate its own organisational systems by adopting the so-called “Model 231”. Specific crimes covered by Decree n.231 also relate to the following offences:

  • corruption;
  • crimes against industry and trade;
  • human rights crimes;
  • health and safety crimes;
  • money laundering;
  • environmental crimes;

An autonomous, independent and professional Supervisory Body is entrusted with monitoring, controlling and updating the Model and the Code of Ethics adopted by Ghella.

Model 231, drafted in accordance with international best practices, was adopted by Ghella with a Board resolution on June 27, 2006. The Model is updated regularly in accordance with legislative and organisational changes. The last update was adopted following a Board of Directors resolution on July 24, 2017.