GFA POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES

THE CODE OF CONDUCT

© GFA GFA derives its CODE OF CONDUCT AND INTEGRITY from the company`s vision, mission, and core values.

GFA stands for a distinctly customer-oriented approach, supplying services and products with the highest ethical standards and professional integrity.

Numerous clients have entrusted GFA to catalyze change that initiates improvements in quality of life and leads to sustainable solutions at the individual, organizational and system level. GFA is also a member of Transparency International Germany.

GFA HUMAN RIGHTS DIRECTIVE

© GFA GFA’s diligent adherence to human rights derives from our vision of sustainable and inclusive development in our partner countries, and the company’s core values.

We undertake to respect and observe human rights in all our business activities. In the course of our project work we provide advice to help people better understand their rights and enable them to demand these from third parties and the state.

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GFA SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

© GFA GFA does not tolerate sexual violence or sexual harassment in the workplace. In this regard, article 3 IV of the Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG; General law on equal treatment) already provides appropriate regulations, which apply to all employees.

GFA considers it important to protect all members of staff and experts from sexual harassment, including those not under the jurisdiction of the AGG.

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GFA GENDER POLICY

© GFA We at GFA are committed to promote gender equality ( GFA GENDER POLICY ), to support the elimination of structural inequalities, unequal treatment and discrimination within our company, in our projects and partner countries worldwide.

Gender equality and non-discrimination are fundamental human rights and crucial for sustainable and peaceful development. By promoting the integration of a gender-transformative approach in our projects, we comply with our client´s policies.

GFA HIV/AIDS DIRECTIVE

© GFA GFA recognizes the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on the workplace. Therefore, GFA has established an GFA Human Rights Directive , which ensures a consistent and equitable approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS among employees and their families.

This policy complies with existing laws on discrimination, working conditions, health and safety, and with the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS.

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FAMILIES IN MIND

© GFA GFA creates incentives to balance career and family. Highly qualified staff members are GFA’s greatest asset. Their satisfaction with the company’s working environment is vital to GFA’s capacity to serve its clients.

Flexible working hours allow employees to work from home and facilitate part-time arrangements. GFA’s corporate policy eases parents’ return to the workplace, providing them the opportunity to return to work gradually after a parental leave.

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GFA SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT POLICY

© GFA GFA is committed to operate the offices at its headquarters in Hamburg in a sustainable manner. Sustainable procurement is understood as the adoption and integration of corporate responsibility principles into procurement processes and decisions. Accordingly, all goods and services needed for sustainable office operations shall be purchased with sustainability criteria in mind.

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GFA ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

© GFA GFA derives its Environmental Policy from the company`s vision, mission, and core values.

We commit to manage the overall impacts of our business operations on the environment in a responsible way. We continually monitor environmental performance and aim to improve environmental impacts. We comply with and exceed, where possible, all relevant regulatory requirements.

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GFA SIGNS UN GLOBAL COMPACT

In February 2018, GFA has become a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). With its declaration of commitment, GFA undertakes to pursue integrity in its company management, and to dedicate itself to doing business equitably and sustainably. GFA reports to UNGC annually on its activities towards promoting sustainable development in the Communication on Progress (COP). With over 12,000 businesses and organizations worldwide, the UNGC network is the world’s largest and most significant initiative for responsible business management.