As part of our strategy in support of anticorruption practices, in 2018 we received the results of the study “Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad y Transparencia” (Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, Mexican Transparency), by the digital platform Integridad Corporativa 500 (IC500). We were listed among Expansión magazine’s 500 Top Mexican Companies, ranked 349th with a 27.5 score, enabling the possibility to identify the features companies must integrate as part of their anticorruption policies. According to that evaluation, and in combination with the work plan implemented in association with Mexico Unido Contra la Delincuencia (Mexico United Against Crime or MUCD), we undertook an exhaustive review of all the documents that form part of our culture, a process that led to us updating our values and Code of Ethics with the aim of defining Pochteca’s position on matters of:
We assure compliance of the Company’s Code of Ethics and policies through a transparency line that our stakeholders can easily access, and through which any deviation can be reported. Similarly, all of the information generated by the reviews is always available in our web page’s “Transparency-anticorruption” section.
When producing the reviews we use an independent firm for applying a methodology to safeguard the integrity of the personal data and confidential information of the persons and media that file reports, which they can do by email, phone and our web page. Our Ethics Committee is in charge of investigating all reported cases and adopting the appropriate responses.
One result of our good practices is the absence of any Code of Ethics violations or any instances of legal accusations of disloyal competition on our part.
Our Code of Ethics serves as a guide with which to align our activities and conduct.
It spells out our policies of:
- Right to free association
- Non discrimination and equal opportunities
- Ban on forced and child labor
- Integrity and equality of all people
- Upright conduct
- Leadership with respect
- Informational veracity
- Proper use of tools
- Fair treatment
The information contained in our Code of Ethics is transmitted to all our employees from the moment they join the company and we continuously reinforce that awareness. We also share the code with our customers and suppliers so that they can also abide by it.