We believe that the companies that perform best over time are those that build a social purpose into their operations that is as important as their economic purpose.
Ever since our establishment in 1994, we have sought to inculcate responsible entrepreneurship into our fabric by engaging, even though in a relatively modest way, in making a contribution to the benefit of society and the community in which we operate.
Over the years we have developed a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy Framework which encompasses four specific areas namely Our Environment, Our People, Our Communities and Our Customers.
Our people, including our carefully selected network of intermediaries, are our success. Their technical competence and attitudes, under the policy guidance of the Board of Directors, have earned the trust of shareholders and customers and have made the company a paragon of responsible business. Their performance has made it possible for us to go beyond mere profitability concerns and to develop a corporate social conscience which, though relatively modest in financial terms, stands in good stead to various societal initiatives.
Our employment policies, practices and procedures are designed to ensure that our employees are treated fairly and with respect, and that they treat others with that same respect. We do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, health or political opinions.
We are all responsible for, and share in the benefits of a safe and healthy workplace. A number of awareness sessions in stress management and improvement of quality of life were held throughout the year in conjunction with the Richmond Foundation. We also provide free counselling to all our employees through the Foundation.
Motivated by the company’s values, business philosophy and favourable working conditions, our people often engage in voluntary maintenance work in aid of deserving causes. The MSV Sports and Social Club organizes various activities throughout the year for MSV employees their families and friends.
The Equality Mark certificate is a certification that embraces gender equality. The Equality Mark also signifies a workplace that offers protection against sexual harassment and a commitment to the provision of family-friendly measures to all employees. This year we maintained our position as an equality certified employer following the Equality Mark award by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality with the support of the European Social Fund.
We are a disability confident enterprise. We are particularly proud in having been, for many years, a strong believer in and promoter of equal opportunity employment and since 1999 we have consistently employed persons with developmental disabilities through a collaborative scheme with the Inspire Foundation. This scheme provides employment to a number of young adults with developmental disabilities (currently 14), on equal terms as other company employees.
We believe that overcoming inequality and creating social cohesion is not an act of charity but an act of justice.