Culture and Wellbeing
Governance and Ethics
Sustainability in Services
Community and Charity
Business conduct is ethical wherever it corresponds to the general principles of integrity and decency, and where the people we deal with perceive it to be right. At GVA we believe our responsibility is greater than simply complying with statutory rules and other regulations. We expect our people to conduct themselves ethically in all of their business activities and in any situations that such activities entail.
Supervisors must act as role models. Anyone working with external partners on behalf of GVA bears responsibility as a representative of the company. Ethical conduct also means understanding and complying with the spirit of our policies and refraining from any attempts at circumventing them.
We continue to be certified and accredited to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001, OHSAS18001, Construction line, Achilles, Safe Contractor and CHAS. We successfully achieved certification to the updated versions of ISO9001 and ISO14001 in 2017.
The new RICS Professional Statement for managing Conflicts of Interest was introduced in January of 2018, introducing a number of material changes from the previous requirements.
In the final quarter of 2017, policies and procedures were produced and training provided for all affected people to provide a smooth transition for 2018.
Face to face compliance training sessions, supported by Q & A sessions delivered across the company by the Risk, Legal and Compliance Team.
Assure interested parties that their continuing needs will be met in a professional, ethical and effective way.
Confirm or set clear and coordinated accountabilities and responsibilities
Review and ensure effective and efficient operations consistent with sector opportunities
Build reliable, transparent and comprehensive operational controls
Assure compliance with the law and regulations
Assess and manage risks
Assure the accuracy of management reporting and establish KPIs
UN SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
GVA has appropriate risk management and processes in place to mitigate the risks of corruption, money laundering and modern slavery activities.