Social Responsibility and support
- UN Global Compact
- Amnesty International
- Transparency International
- Code of Conduct
Influence implies responsibility
ProData Consult's CSR policy and our Code of Conduct for internal employees are based on ProData Consult's values. ProData Consult works with social responsibility both internally in the company and externally in relation to the outside world. The company stands by its values, which are based on respect for others, broadmindedness, inclusiveness, tolerance and transparency.
ProData Consult has chosen to have the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the focus of its CSR policy. The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, and includes civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. It is the most important human rights document in the world and provides a common understanding of what all human rights are, and it is the basis for a world built on freedom, justice, peace and responsibility.
ProData Consult supports these rights, and makes an active effort to spread the knowledge of these rights. Read all 30 articles.
ProData Consult has chosen to support organizations which comply with and spread the knowledge of these rights:
- UN Global Compact
- Amnesty International
- Transparency International
UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest initiative for corporate social responsibility. Launched by the UN in 2000, it is an international initiative aimed at involving private companies in the solution of some of the major social and environmental challenges of globalization. The UN Global Compact makes it possible for companies all over the world to take an active part in the solution to these challenges.
As an official member of the UN Global Compact initiative, ProData Consult wants to send a signal to all of its stakeholders that we support and contribute to the implementation of the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; and
5. the effective abolition of child labour; and
6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
UNICEF is the world's largest humanitarian organization and works with long-term development and emergency relief in 156 countries.
The United Nations established UNICEF in 1946 with the aim of helping sick and starving children after World War II. In 1953, UNICEF gained the status of the UN Children's Fund with development aid to the world's children as their work area. Today, UNICEF is the world's most influential children's organization.
Read more about UNICEF: www.unicef.org
Amnesty International's vision is a world in which every person can enjoy all the human rights described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international human rights conventions. Amnesty International is a global democratic membership organization with more than 80 national sections and activities in 150 countries.
Read more about Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org
Transparency International is a global, political independent NGO (non-governmental organization), whose overall purpose is to fight corruption and increase transparency. The vision is a world in which government, industry, civil society and citizens are free of corruption and bribery.
Transparency International works with the involvement of both public and private sectors, as well as local and civil communities in order to ensure the greatest impact in bringing about greater transparency.
Transparency International was founded in 1993 by the former World Bank Manager Peter Eigen. Headquartered in Berlin, there are currently 100 national departments.
Transparency International works together with other international organizations to promote reforms, increase public awareness of and support for the work against corruption and to enhance transparency in international transactions. Through the national departments, Transparency International affects authorities to implement effective legislation and policy against corruption.
Read more about Transparency International: www.transparency.org
ProData Consult's Code of Conduct
ProData Consult's core values are based on respect for others, broadmindedness, diversity, tolerance, transparency, the highest standards of corporate conduct and the desire to actively make a positive difference in all contexts where the company acts. This is reflected in our Code of Conduct.
- Be interested in our clients.
- Always do whatever you can to help our clients.
- Do not ever compromise on quality.
- If in doubt about 1-3 above - do not deliver at all.
- Deliver service as fast as possible every single time.
- Always be on the lookout for possible ways to improve the speed of our services.
- Always be on the lookout for possible ways to improve the quality of our services.
- Stay in close contact and continuous communication with clients.
- Maintain a good relationship with our competitors.
- Never say anything bad about our competitors.
- Treat all consultants as true team members and with deep respect.
- Stay in close contact and continuous communication with consultants.
- Always be open, transparent, and honest in your relationships with clients and consultants.
- Never discriminate on the basis of race, gender, political or religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Focus on what people do, not what they are.
- View differences as strengths and focus on having the most diversified team possible.
- Notice your colleagues' positive qualities and acknowledge them.
- Trust that your colleagues are competent and can get the job done.
- If you find that a colleague is in trouble - help, do not blame.
- Care for the environment and encourage others to do the same.
- As a company, we support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as formulated by the UN. Do not provide services to any public or private, institution or company which abuses human rights, to producers of offensive weapons, or to producers of psychiatric, mind-altering drugs.
- We do not tolerate corruption in any form, including extortion and bribery. Never offer or accept anything that can be interpreted as such.
- Stay focused on the goals and purposes of ProData Consult.
- Have fun at work EVERY day (while producing worthwhile results).
On December 10, 1948, the general assembly of the United Nations adopted and published the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Immediately after this historic event, the General Assembly urged all member countries to publish the full text of the Declaration. They should also "ensure that this is distributed, presented, read and explained in particular in schools and other educational establishments without regard to the political conditions of the different countries and regions".
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be pressumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations
Everyone has the right to a nationality.
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full
consent of the intending spouses.
The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
- Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
- Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
- Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
- Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.