Corporate Social Responsibilities Statement

Mission:

Netsweeper relies on the diversity of its personnel, partners, and customers to maximize innovation, growth, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction. We strive to deliver the most cutting-edge Internet Categorization Technology to all our markets.

Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR):

As a company, Netsweeper takes its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) seriously and is continually reviewing its products, policies, and systems to ensure that we are aware of all aspects of CSR related to the Internet Categorization Technology field. We believe that following CSR principles and practices make good business sense by increasing market competitiveness, risk management, positive relationships with team members and partners as well as improving one’s connections in the world.  CSR areas such as legal and ethical behaviour, concern for employee health and wellbeing, minimizing damage to the environment and being active members of our communities are keys in being a good corporate citizen.

Our choices and our actions create our reputation. In knowing this, we consider social, environmental, and ethical issues on an ongoing basis. The CSR applies to everyone in Netsweeper, including every director, manager, and employee.  Contractors of Netsweeper must also follow the CSR.

Legal Requirements and Ethics:

We seek to adhere with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, accounting standards, and ethical guidelines in the countries and territories in which we do business. All directors, managers and employees are required to comply with the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to their business activities and areas of responsibilities. These standards are applied to all dealings with authorities, customers, suppliers, contractors, employees, and other stakeholders to ensure professionalism and integrity.

The following is an outline of our Netsweeper ethics actions:

  • All directors have the right and responsibility to ensure that the Company’s business is conducted within legal requirements.
  • Discrimination or harassment against or by authorities, customers, suppliers, contractors, employees, and other stakeholders will not be tolerated.
  • As per anti-corruption requirements, no bribes or facilitation payments of any kind or any amount shall be given or received.
  • Netsweeper’s assets are intended for Netsweeper business purposes and goals only therefore Netsweeper assets must be safeguarded. Netsweeper’s assets, include but are not limited to items such as; office facilities, furniture, equipment and supplies, information systems and other technology assets, intellectual property rights and confidential information.
  • Compliance with Netsweeper rules on confidentiality, conflict of interest, is required.
  • We seek an open culture where our team members may ask questions if they are unsure and want to raise concerns without the fear of retribution. Employees are encouraged to report, any suspected wrongdoings to assist Netsweeper in maintaining its legal integrity. As such, retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, seeks advice concerning, or who reports or complains of violations of, laws, policies or other illegal or unethical conduct is not permitted.
  • All purchase contract details are reviewed in advance of acceptance as well to ensure that details of sales agreements are in keeping with the laws and regulations applicable to both the customer, reseller or Netsweeper as the service provider.

Commitment to our People:

Netsweeper believes that its team is the foundation of its longevity and success, and with this, we encourage safety, development, and contributions.

Netsweeper supports a productive work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and accessible to individuals that may experience discriminatory practices based on grounds such as: race, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious belief, and other protected grounds, and are therefore protected.  We seek to identify and remove barriers for members of designated groups as well as to identify and promote policies and practices that enable members of designated groups to have equal opportunity within the company.  Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are not in keeping with Netsweeper’s business practices and are not supported or condoned by senior management or its directors. Netsweeper also provides equality, fairness, and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, contract, part-time or full-time.

We are also committed to the health and safety of our employees and seek to comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations. All Netsweeper property and facilities are to be used in the correct, safe, and responsible way to prevent incidents and injuries. Any required safety related training will be completed appropriately and any concerns regarding health and safety should be reported to Human Resources or the Health and Safety committee where applicable.

Another avenue of showing our commitment to our team members is to support them in pursuing learning opportunities throughout their careers with us.  Through investing in lifelong learning of our team members each year, we are better able to support our clients, exceed their expectations and provide excellence now and into the future.

Environmentally Friendly:

Netsweeper is committed to making a positive contribution to environmental issues and to integrate an awareness of the environment into the fabric of our business activities and decision-making processes. We believe that many environmental initiatives make sound business sense and will in fact generate cost savings within our organization and for our customers.

As a software provider, Netsweeper does not create or supply hardware products that would require installation, removal, disposal, or recycling. Therefore, our products are installed into existing customer systems and products. We are proud of the fact that when our customers use our software on their servers, they tend to require fewer servers than competing systems would need, thereby offering our customers the opportunity to save on energy and cooling costs.

In addition, to achieve a comprehensive effort within our company to support and enable environmental responsibility, Netsweeper actively promotes to its team to undertake the following:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and strive to exceed requirements where this is practical and appropriate.
  • Promote the reduction, re-use, and recycling of materials in all working activities to conserve resources and reduce waste disposal (including stationery supplies, recycling).
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of our travel and expense policy on a regular basis and encourage the use of email, video- and tele-conferencing where appropriate to minimize travel.
  • Provide appropriate training to all our team members to enable them to successfully implement this policy as well as to gain their support in improving Netsweeper’s performance.
  • Seek to integrate environmental considerations in all business decisions and encourage our team members and suppliers to consider their environmental impact. This includes decisions on sourcing items for purchases closer to our business locations to minimize the environmental impact of deliveries.
  • Endeavour to continuously improve our environmental performance by regularly reviewing our activities and policy and setting new targets to reduce any environmental impacts and wastes caused by our activities.

Community-minded & Community-based:

While international in scope, Netsweeper and its team members are committed to the communities in which they live and work.  With that in mind, we create connections within our communities as part of our regular business practices.

  • We seek to hire local people whenever possible as we value their talents and knowledge of their communities.
  • We are advocates and partners with organizations geared towards reporting and protecting against the online exploitation of children.
  • We are an approved provider for Friendly WIFI seeking to offer public assurance that the WIFI being accessed is filtered for indecent images of children.
  • We support Netsweeper team members in giving their time to support local charities by encouraging donations of goods, funds, and time.
  • We support small and local businesses in our communities through our purchase selections rather than importing goods whenever possible.
  • We create relationships with local schools, and through student placements, offer strong community-based learning opportunities for students seeking work-related experience.
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