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The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics has been entrenched through e-training and cuts across all areas of our business. We must always adhere to the highest standards of business integrity and ethics, as well as respect and comply with all applicable national and supra-national laws and regulations.
We believe that the true measure of success is not just the results we achieve, but how we achieve them. For this reason, there should be no gap between what we say and what we do. A crucially important element of this is the commitment to an open culture where people feel secure in seeking advice and raising concerns.
The purpose of this Policy is to promote human rights through ensuring that we build a Company to last on a foundation of responsible business practices, policies, and commitments. We’re committed to business practices that support and respect human rights and align with the UN Global Compact principles.
Our Global Human Rights policy sets out standards, expectations, and commitments in relation to our responsibility to respect and promote human rights within our own Company and to not, knowingly, contribute to the violations of human rights by other parties.
Our new anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy aims to provide a workplace free from all forms of harassment, including unfair discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. This Policy protects colleagues against inappropriate actions that are unwanted and unwelcome and which create an intimidating, offensive, or hostile work environment.
Our dream is to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together for a Better World. In support of this dream, we will work vigorously to achieve a high standard of environmental performance throughout our organization.
As a leading brewer, we take great pride in producing and marketing our beers with quality and care. Our Responsible Marketing and Communications Code helps us strive to ensure that our communications are honest, truthful, in keeping with contemporary standards of good taste, and sensitive to cultural norms. Compliance with the Code is mandatory for all of our marketing, sales, promotion and communications efforts, and includes both traditional, as well as digital media.
The Sales, Marketing, and Compliance Committee reviews Sales and Marketing activities (brand campaigns, promotions, new launches, print media or digital communication, and outdoor advertising) prior to release into the market. The Committee was headed by an independent chairperson with a medical and civil society background.
We look at our entire value chain for opportunities to reduce costs, limit environmental impacts and improve economic stability among our many suppliers and surrounding communities.
This includes ensuring that the companies from which we purchase products and services are operating in an ethical and responsible manner. Our responsible sourcing policy communicates our expectations in these areas and how we are assessing our suppliers’ performance through a variety of engagements.
Our third party contractors undertake to abide by our contractual provisions on ethical trading, including: AntiBribery, Human Rights and Labour Standards, Sustainable Development Priorities, No discrimination, submission to compliance and risk assessments, including the investigating and closing of any non-compliance issues and any ethically related on-site audits.
We take a keen interest in employees’ participation in voluntary initiatives to build communities through our Ubuntu programme.
Zambian Breweries’ employees believe leadership by personal example is at the core of its culture. Employees have been actively involved in various humanitarian activities such as support with donations to the Kanyama community orphanage and visits to the Matero aftercare project in Lusaka and the Arthur Davison Hospital in Ndola.
We dispatched much-needed aid to victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique in 2019, including bottled water, tinned food and medical supplies totaling to over K195,000. In partnership with the Christian Alliance for Children in Zambia (CACZ), an organisation that helps vulnerable children and their parents, we bought five sewing machines for the women’s group.
Our dream is to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. As a responsible employer, our employees’ safety and welfare at work is a top priority. That is why we have a global policy regarding drinking at work.
We are concerned about individuals who abuse alcohol and the negative impact this behaviour has on them, their families and on society. We, therefore, support the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol and are committed to its vision for improved health and social outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
We do not condone any user-generated content that would promote inappropriate material, content, or excessive alcohol consumption. UGC is monitored and any irresponsible content of any sort will be taken down or removed. Any user posts which condone irresponsible drinking will be removed.