Code of Conduct and Business Ethics Ripple Group is committed to ensure that its business is conducted, in all respects and all the times, according to rigorous ethical, professional, excellence, quality and legal standards. All Team Members should be aware of all policies and procedures applicable to the Ripple Group and abide by them to the fullest extent. The Group is also committed to create a workplace, at all of its working locations, that, all the times, is free from harassment and discrimination, where coworkers are respected, and provided an appropriate environment so as to encourage good performance and conduct. To achieve this goal all Team Members are expected to: • treat co-workers with respect, courtesy, honesty and fairness • Respect different values, beliefs, cultures and religions • value the contribution of the people they work with, and work co-operatively not bully, intimidate, harass or discriminate against other co-workers Following are key expectations of Conduct & Behaviour
Honesty Team Members should be truthful to people involved. They should not intentionally mislead or deceive others by distorting information, exaggerating or giving partial truth. Nor should they discriminate against people by doing or abstaining from doing something required to be done.
Integrity Team Members should exhibit their personal integrity and courage to uphold their convictions by doing things they perceive as right despite pressures favoring the opposite. They should be respectable, impartial, and committed to their principles. They should fight for their beliefs and never compromise their principles for any objective that would turn them into deceivers or immoral persons. Loyalty Team Members should exhibit their loyalty to the Ripple Family by dedicating themselves to their respective duties and to its people by providing support and assistance whenever required. They should not use or disclose confidential information for personal advantage. Fairness Team Members should be fair and just towards all people. They should not use their power deliberately, neither should they resort to cheating or inappropriate tactics to obtain or maintain benefits or advantages from misled or distressed people. Respect for others Team members should mutually respect each other’s Honour, freedom, privacy, legal and human rights, as well as the interests of stakeholders. In making their decisions, they should be gentle and treat everyone as equal without discrimination by gender, class, or race.
Commitment to Excellence Team members should excel in their performance, i.e., should be equipped with knowledge, be prepared, and should work hard to enhance knowledge and skills to cope with every issue under one’s responsibilities.
Leadership All Team members should be aware of their own responsibilities and leadership requirements and should seek and comply with code of conduct models that would benefit themselves and the organization when put to work. They should also attempt to create an environment in which principles and ethical decision-making are given utmost importance.
Smoke & Drink Free Environment To protect and enhance our indoor air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all employees, Ripple Group Offices shall be entirely smoke free. Additionally, the use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, is banned from the workplace. Smoking is prohibited in all of the enclosed areas within the Group worksites, without exception. This includes common work areas, the manufacturing facilities, training classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, hallways, the lunchrooms, stairs, restrooms; employer owned or leased vehicles, and all other enclosed facilities. All our office premises are designated as Non-drinking areas. Team Members are prohibited from drinking in any of our offices.