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Türk Loydu Code of Ethics

Türk Loydu Code of Ethics


TÜRK LOYDU is an independent, impartial, reliable, specialized, organization which renders classification and conformity assessment services; aiming to safeguard life, property and the environment. TÜRK LOYDU lives on its reputation and acceptance of its technical work can only be maintained by continuously proving integrity and competence. The existence of TÜRK LOYDU in the framework of its principles, is possible with the activities carried out by the employees. TÜRK LOYDU employees meticulously apply these "Code of Ethics" prepared in line with the principles of integrity,  confidentiality and data protection, anti-bribery, fair business conduct, occupational health and safety, fair labour,  independence and impartiality. “Code of Ethics” aims good faith, integrity and excellence of TÜRK LOYDU employess when carrying out their activities. The execution of these “Code of Ethics” is an important measure for sustainability of TÜRK LOYDU’s reputation. TÜRK LOYDU employees are always conscious of the fact that each activity carried out by them is taken as indicative of TÜRK LOYDU. 
 
 
The employees of TÜRK LOYDU;
GENERAL
Act in accordance with “Confidentiality, Independence and Impartiality Commitment”.
Act in accordance with Company Policy.
 
SERVICE QUALITY
Carry out work correctly, in due time and in compliance with relevant rules and requirements.
Do not issue/ endorse/ stamp any certificate/ document without completing respective service (survey, audit, inspection, plan approval).
The information in reports and certificates that are issued are truthful and accurate.
Fulfill duties with the awareness that they represent the organization and always add to reputation positively and in no way detriments the image of the organization.
 
OPEN AND FAIR COMPETITION
While fulfilling their duties, behave impartially, respectably and honestly to their colleagues, customers and third parties and in no way share biased, false or incorrect information which would detriment the image of or undermine the reputation of other classification societies/ conformity assessment bodies.
While fulfilling their duties,  must not schedule or accept meetings with competitors without an agenda and minutes of meetings being made. And during meetings with competitors, don’t exchange internal data such as prices and costs.
 
COOPERATION
While fulfilling duties under dual class, act in coordination with the other society.
 
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Do not take on duty for works related to the service request from customers and other parties if there is a personal or a business relation involved.
Shall not take part in the processes related to the employment within TÜRK LOYDU of individuals with personal, family or business relationships. 
 
INTEGRITY AND IMPARTIALITY
Perform their profession by protecting their own honor and honesty.
Shall not engage in activities that may create conflict with their independence of judgement and integrity or that might affect TÜRK LOYDU’s impartiality and integrity.
Shall not engage in activities that competes with or is detrimental to the interests of TÜRK LOYDU.
Shall be free from any commercial, financial and other pressures which might affect their judgement. In case of contradiction, Line Manager or Compliance Officer will be notified. 
Shall not accept any cash or unpermissible gift and shall not offer this as well.  In case of observing any bribery or corruption Compliance Officer will be notified.
Note: For detailed information see TL-07 TIC Code Compliance Manual (Compliance Programme).
 
SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT
While performing their profession, regard safety, health, protection of environment and public wealth as being the most important.
Shall have a high level of occupational safety and health and environment protection awareness.
Shall use working environment and resources provided by TL in a manner to avoid injuries and ill health and sure personal safety.
Shall practice the right and responsibility to refuse to conduct work in cases endangering own health and safety, until it is safe to do so.
Shall participate in TL’s decisions where necessary for health and safety issues.
Shall report any event, hazards, risks and opportunities freely without retaliation 
Use resources sustainably.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY
While conducting duties as well as after employment, do not -in any way- transmit or disclose information about the confidentiality of information to third parties, including information about the customer's intellectual property rights and commercial features except when required by applicable  legislation court order, legal proceedings and adherence to Goverment Authorities and Flag State requests all in which the customer is notified or by customer’s authorization. And do not use such information in a way that may jeopardize the integrity of TÜRK LOYDU. Transparency of Classification and Statutory Information as per IACS requirement does not contradict to the confidentiality principle.
 
CORPORATE PROPERTY
Shall not use corporate property, information or their position for personal gain.
Shall not access, process, download, store or disseminate any information considered illegal, offensive or inappropriate on the work computer. 
Can use TL personal computer systems for private use, as long as it does not expose TÜRK LOYDU to litigation or negative consequences, interfere with job duties, breach TÜRK LOYDU policies and instructions, or degrade the performance of the TÜRK LOYDU systems or networks.
Shall not use materials, financial assets or facilities for purposes not related to TÜRK LOYDU’s business unless it is specifically approved by management or documentation.
 
COMMUNICATION
Maintain good customer relationship keeping in mind customer satisfaction without compromising on standard of customer service
When participating in social media either as an identified employee of TÜRK LOYDU or concerning TÜRK LOYDU business or topics, shall clearly state that the expressed views are personal opinion and are aware that they may be held liable.
 
SELF IMPROVEMENT AND TEAM WORK
Endeavor to make progress in their own profession, research and improve themself continuously to enhance their own professional esteem.
Share their endeavor to make progress in their own profession with their staff and colleagues and allow and support them to enhance also, professionally.
 
RESPECT
Serve to every customer and colleague in the same level of reliability and professionalism. Maintain activities without discrimination.
Shall not discriminate or be discriminated against, on the basis of race, gender, age, nationality, ethnic background, skin colour, political opinion, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, physical constitution or other personal characteristics.
 
RIGHTS
Have the right to express their views and concerns in good faith, in accordance with this Code. In this regard Compliance Officer is to be contacted.
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