ETHICAL GUIDELINES

A set of Ethical Guidelines is hereby established by the Directors of Transformative Development Solutions Pty Ltd, (also known as TDS), to ensure that no initiative or actions undertaken by the company directly or by omission take part in unethical or unlawful activities such as corruption, bribery or money laundering; or violations of human rights, or unacceptable damage to the environment.

  1. The Directors, advisors, consultants, associates, sub-contractors and or any ‘employees’ of TDS, as well as others acting on behalf of TDS initiatives will be provided with these Ethical Guidelines and will be monitored by the Directors in accordance with best practice to support their application.
  2. TDS aim to provide consulting and or project management services to corporations and organisations internationally and particularly those operating in emerging and developing nations; to assist to direct strategies around shared value initiatives that provide both measurable commercial benefit and that intersect to address critical social challenges. And, that promote sustainable and transformative development, whilst actively mitigating environmental degradation.
    Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  3. TDS initiatives will comply with all applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations within the countries they operate. Should there be differences between such laws, rules and regulations and the standards described in the Ethical Guidelines for TDS initiatives, the highest standards consistent with applicable local laws shall be applied.
  4. TDS initiatives will provide safe, healthy and respectful workplaces free from discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, marital status or impaired ability.
  5. TDS will only enter into contracts and procurement and employment relationships that are freely chosen and free from threats. TDS initiatives will only employ persons of an age that are considered acceptable under the definitions given by the international Labour Organisation (ILO) Minimum Age Convention 1973 (C138) [1]
  6. TDS will annually issue a report describing its compliance with its Ethical Guidelines. This report will be issued to the Board of Directors and will be made available on the TDS website.
  7. Breaches to the Ethical Guidelines requiring immediate attention will be promptly reported to the Board of Directors.
  8. TDS initiatives will seek to contribute to the sustainable improvement of communities proximate to where they are operating.
  9. TDS will not contribute to deceptive use of green public relations or green marketing in order to promote a misleading perception that a Client company’s policies or the Services that TDS provide are strictly environmentally friendly (i.e. greenwashing).
  10. TDS will support and respect the guidelines for business practices set out by the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in their commercial and business activities.
  11. TDS Directors and Associates have completed The United Nations Fight Against Corruption e-learning tool which is a joint product of the UN Global Compact and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.[2]
[1] Labour Organisation (ILO) Minimum Age Convention 1973 –(C138)
     http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=1000:1:0::NO:RP::

[2] http://thefightagainstcorruption.org/certificate/