6 November 2014 - Investing in Integrity (IiI) is pleased to announce that Supreme Group has achieved the Investing in Integrity chartermark as a result of successful completion of the rigorous IiI accreditation process.
Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a chartermark, founded in 2012, designed to enable an organisation to reassure its key stakeholders that its business can demonstrate a commitment to act with integrity at all times. The real strength of the IiI framework is that it tests an organisation’s ethical conduct against its statements of values to ensure those values are properly embedded.It can help them identify whether or not the company is truly living up to its values, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Supreme underwent an independent assessment, to see if they were living up to the Company’s values of Customers, People, Success, Integrity and Sustainability. The process, carried out by Investing in Integrity assessment partner, GoodCorporation, involved site visits, staff interviews, employee surveys and a review of documentation.
“Supreme Group’s strategy around Ethics & Compliance is at the very heart of all that we do, every day. We are proud that our culture of ethics and integrity is of the highest international standard and continues to grow and develop. We take hard decisions and we always try to apply the latest techniques for embedding an ethical culture in our organisation. As with any successful business practice, innovation is key,” said Emma Sharma, Supreme Group’s Ethics and Compliance Officer.
Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director, Institute of Business Ethics said: “By achieving IiI, Supreme has demonstrated that they are serious about behaving ethically as a business wherever they operate. The high levels of engagement of their workforce on ethical issues is to be applauded. As the first logistics company to gain the IiI Chartermark, supporting their clients in difficult countries and situations, such as Afghanistan, means that creating a consistent corporate approach can be more challenging.”
Simon Culhane Chartered FCSI, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment said: “Being able publicly to demonstrate a commitment to acting with integrity has never been more valuable and we congratulate Supreme on the award of the IiI Chartermark.” To find out more about Investing in Integrity Chartermark visit www.investinginintegrity.org.uk
More information on Supreme Group can be found by visiting www.supreme-group.net
“We are committed to honesty and respect. Our reputation is the best asset we have and that’s why we encourage ethical business practices at all times.”