Ethics is what guides the corporate culture of Minerva Foods, which understands that the sustainability of its business depends on the commitment of its employees, to the integrity of its operations, in all areas and at all internal levels. The Company is committed to the continuous promotion of its values defined in its Code of Ethics, Guide of Conduct, and the Employee Handbook.
The Code of Ethics covers the fundamental principles governing all aspects of stakeholder engagement, management and compliance with all aspects of sustainability. Directing that any non-conformities of conduct in the Company must be reported. Through the Employee Handbook, the team learns about the history of the company and about other aspects such as employment relations, professional responsibilities, quality control, and asset security, among others.
Professionals receive both documents at the time of hire. They are required to read and sign the terms of agreement, in addition to taking part of training regarding the subject. Employees who have been with the Company for longer periods of time participate in new training whenever the Code of Ethics and Guide of Conduct are revised.
Employees in administrative and/or corporate positions, supervisors or those in supervisory roles in the industrial units, receive and are required to commit and adhere to the Conflict of Interest Management and Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption policies.
These employees undergo periodic training on the pillars of these policies.
Conexão Minerva – Ombudsman Minerva Foods, an exclusive channel for safe and, if desired, anonymous communication regarding conduct, suggestions, compliance with current legislation and best practices of Minerva Foods, which are analyzed with responsibility and earnestness. The portal is managed and conducted by an independent external company (ICTS Global), which directs the information to the Internal Ombudsman, who is responsible for processing and definitions, reporting to the Ethics Committee made up of executives delegated by the CEO.