Our Code of Ethical Conduct defines the guidelines and standards of integrity and transparency for all those who act and interact with Profertil: employees, interns, directors, suppliers, contractors, shareholders, and anyone who provides services to the Company or works on its behalf.
It regulates the principles of conduct that must be respected in the workplace, while reaffirming our commitment to the health and safety of people, environmental protection and sustainable development.
It also embodies the guidelines to promote respect for diversity and inclusion, establishes guidelines for liaison with third parties, and provides for various measures to secure the Company’s assets, among other relevant points.
The Code of Conduct contains the principles of conduct in the workplace, business practices and asset security:
Conduct principles in the workplace:
- Compliance with the legislation and procedures of Profertil S.A.
- Conduct in the workplace
- Accounting and auditing
- Environmental protection and safety
Conduct principles in business practices
- Relations with suppliers and contractors
- Relations with shareholders and investors
- Political contributions
- Money laundering prevention
- Anticorruption policy
- Conﬂicts of interest (gifts, relationships with third parties, supply of Company goods or services, employment outside the Company, financial interests in other organizations).
- Hiring of business partners
- Defense of competition or unfair competition
- Company Assets
- IT Policy
- Use and handling of internal information
The Code of Conduct contains specific guidelines for the identification, management and solution of present and/or potential conflicts of interest that may arise among the members of Profertil and the Company and the relationships between partners and third parties.
In 2020, we have redesigned the Code of Ethical Conduct to make it easier to read and to better understand its contents. We have also developed different formats of this document to facilitate its accessibility, both in paper and digital format, and thus facilitate its permanent consultation. At the same time, a Code of Ethical Conduct for Third Parties has been created, which contains the guidelines that Profertil has defined and requires from each of the persons or entities with which it is linked, the due diligence of Third Parties was deepened, and several internal procedures were adapted, such as the General Conditions of Contracting and Purchasing, among others.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct in all our activities, so all Profertil personnel have the duty to adhere to the principles and values arising from the Code of Ethical Conduct.