At Amalgamated Pumping Supplies,
we strive to be a winning company and having defined
our goals and objectives, we will pursue their attainment
with a single-minded focus.
We will always operate within the laws of the land,
in accordance with good business ethics and in a
safe and environmentally responsible way.
We will have win-win relationships with all our
stakeholders. The goal of adding value in a balanced
manner will be the driving force in the pursuit
of all business opportunities.
We will create economic value and deliver
returns to our shareholders at least commensurate
with investments of similar risk;
In order to deliver the required returns,
we will meet the agreed needs of our customers.
We will maximise value to the company while
giving value to all our customers;
We will create growth opportunities and options
by having win-win relationships with all our
business partners - suppliers, dealers, agents,
joint business venture associates and the governments
of the countries in which we operate;
We will obtain a sustainable competitive advantage
by having committed and competent employees.
We value and will build on the diversity and
capabilities of all employees; and
We will demonstrate our commitment to being
a responsible and caring corporate citizen by
forming socio-economic partnerships with communities
impacted by our operations.
Our measures of success are
the extent to which we meet these commitments, the
long-term value we create for our shareholders,
the pride of our employees in their accomplishments,
the satisfaction of our customers and all those
with whom we do business, and the extent to which
communities, both local and international, judge
our activities as beneficial.
We will pursue our business
with honesty, integrity, and fairness. Corporate
funds and assets will only be used for lawful or
proper purposes and all business transactions will
be reflected accurately and fairly. We recognize
that transparency and open communication are essential.
To this end, we will provide all relevant information
as may be required by our stakeholders about our
activities, subject only to overriding considerations
of business confidentiality.
In everything we do, we will
be guided by our Shared Values. We will keep a balance
between Business Values and People Values.
Our Five Quality Principles are:
1. The DEFINITION of Quality
is Conformance to Requirements
2. The SYSTEM to cause Quality is Prevention.
3. The PERFORMANCE STANDARD of Quality is Right
Things Right Every Time
4. The MEASUREMENT of Quality is the Price of Non-conformance.
5. The RESPONSIBILITY for Quality is Proactive Leadership
at All Levels.
1. Treat others with uncompromising
2. Lavish trust on our associates.
3. Mentor unselfishly.
4. Be receptive to new ideas, regardless of their
5. Take personal risks for the organisation’s
6. Give credit where it is due.
7. Put the interests of others before our own.
8. Not touch dishonest money.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
As part of our commitment to
being a good corporate citizen, it is our policy
to conduct business in a manner that is compatible
with the economic, social, and environmental needs
of the communities in which we operate. To this
end, we will:
Endeavour to ensure that our presence enhances
people’s lives in meaningful ways;
Take our environmental responsibilities seriously
and abide by applicable environmental laws;
Communicate openly and honestly and encourage
meaningful dialogue with concerned stakeholders
in the community.
HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL
In conducting our activities,
we will take every reasonable and practicable step
to prevent and eliminate the risk of injuries, health
hazards, and damage to property, and will take proactive
measures toward the conservation and preservation
of the environment in a reasonable and cost-effective
To achieve these objectives,
Ensure that our facilities, products and services
are in accordance with applicable legal requirements
and industry standards;
Provide the necessary resources, organisation
and training, and communicate with employees,
contractors, customers, suppliers and the public
regarding appropriate matters on health, safety
and the environment;
Ensure that contingency plans are in place
and maintained to deal with emergencies and
periodically review health, safety and environmental
management systems and practices to ensure their
continual improvement; and
Work with key stakeholders on sustainable
development issues to find ways of meeting the
needs of the present without compromising the
requirements of future generations.
We confirm our commitment to
achieving and maintaining quality and reliability
for all Amalgamated Pumping Supplies products and
services, through the effective implementation,
maintenance and continuous improvement of Business
processes, including, where applicable, Quality
Management systems conforming to International Standards
Organisation (ISO) 9001 and other International
Standards. This will ensure that we continue to
strive for Operational Excellence and consistently
meet the requirements of our customers in a competitive
and cost effective way.
Our employment policies and
practices are designed to embrace employee rights
that compare favourably to the best in South Africa.
These include freedom of association, the right
to organise and bargain collectively, a prohibition
on forced labour, illicit child labour and any form
of discrimination in employment. We recognise and
support employment equity and have policies in place
to achieve this. We consider our employees to be
intellectual assets and we have various programmes
to nurture, retain and grow our employees.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Our policy requires that directors,
officers and employees avoid any conflict between
their own interests and the interests of Amalgamated
Pumping Supplies in dealing with suppliers, customers
and other third parties.
All Amalgamated Pumping Supplies employees are required
to adhere to the Amalgamated Pumping Supplies group
statement of policies relating to conflict of interest
and these policies are rigorously applied.
COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL
All employees, contractors
and agents of the company comply with applicable
laws wherever we operate.
We believe businesses have
a key role to play in the promotion and protection
of internationally recognised human rights standards
within their respective spheres of influence.
To this end, we will:
Not allow our operations to contribute to,
and our infrastructure to be used for, violations
of such human rights;
Encourage all entities with whom we do business
to observe laws governing such human rights;
Ensure adequate human rights training for
our personnel; and
Refrain from knowingly employing anyone who
has participated in violations of any human