Hamon Group

Integrated solutions for a clean environnement


Corporate social responsibility

The men and women who contribute on a daily basis to the success of Hamon are our main resource. They deserve all our attention. This is why we will dedicate this section mainly to our internal social responsibilities

 

Training

An important factor in contributing to the development of our staff and to their satisfaction is to give each employee the training that he or she needs. Through different programs we have provided more than 28 000 hours of training in 2016, which is 15 hour/year per person for the considered perimeter. In addition to this formal training, our employees are also given more informal training, which is a kind of mentoring or tuition specific to their role and based on different projects they are involved in.

 

Health and safety

The health and safety of our staff in the work place continues to be a priority, be it in factories, offices or on-site. On-site work presents specific risks that are difficult to fully overcome. Hamon is adopting measures to improve the situation.

We are also working towards OHSAS 18001 certification for health and safety.

 

Ethics

Founded on respect for values and with family traditions having contributed to its history and development, Hamon continues to promote its code of ethics at the heart of its working relations. In this regard, since 2010 several specific initiatives have been launched:
 

  • Commitment to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


In January 2017, the 28 subsidiaries included in the parameter in the section “Report parameters” comply with this Declaration (in so far as the legislation in place in the respective countries allows them to).
 

  • Commitment to not employ children (the definition of the term child depends on the country and sometimes the type of activity).


The areas identified as presenting  the biggest risks concerning child labor are our factories in India (Umbergaon) and in China (Jiaxing, Shanghai and Wuqing from 2011). For Hamon, in 2016, none of the 28 subsidiaries included employed people under the age of 18 except one traineeship and one apprenticeship in France (see A.R.,p.50).
 

  • Commitment not to employ forced or compulsory labour.
     

For Hamon, in 2016, none of the 28 subsidiaries included in our CSR report employed forced or compulsory labour.
 

  • Distribution of the Hamon Code of Ethics to all of our managers and employees.


A summary of this Code is available here. Over time these commitments are gradually incorporated into the Group’s working methods and shared with all Hamon’s subsidiaries. We also want to establish adequate internal control measures. It should be noted that within the framework of a sustainable procurement policy, we are working to ensure that our commitments are passed on to our suppliers. Therefore, through our general purchasing conditions, we ask for instance that they respect the social regulations in force and do not employ children.

 

Community relations - donations

In their relationships with local communities, some of our subsidiaries make donations, in order to support sporting, cultural or charitable organizations. 

 

The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact

I'm happy to confirm that Hamon supports the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in the field of human rights, work conditions, environment and fight against corruption. You will find in our progress communication concrete measures taken by the Group to further adapt its strategy, culture and daily operations to these ten principles. The Group also commits to share this information with its stakeholders, and to promote this UN Global Compact as well as its ten principles.

Bernard Goblet
General Manager of the Hamon Group
February 2, 2017

 

Since September 2013, Hamon has been supporting the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and has become an Associated Member of the UN Global Compact Network Belgium.

These last few years, the Group has taken concrete actions to show its commitments to Sustainable Development and to Corporate Social Responsibilities. The way the Group is conducting its business is already broadly in line with these 10 UN Global Compact principles. Its official support to these 10 points is a further step and a true commitment in these fundamental areas.

We want to integrate even further the Global Compact and its 10 principles within our sphere of influence and within the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our Group.

For further info about the UN Global Compact, please see: http://www.unglobalcompact.org