TULSA promotes the developing of a business ethics based in the principle of the common well being for all, with a sense of distributive justice and respect for all the members of the community it belongs.
TULSA is an Argentine based “PyME” (Small and Medium Business Firms) which could not attempt on its own, to erradicate injustice, discrimination and social violence, but it can strive to prevent those traits of discrimination, ill-treatment and lack of opportunities from developing within its own space.
We believe that there is no higher responsibility for the Managers of Small and Medium Business Firms (PyMEs) than that which emanates from those Managers who strive to honour their obligations toward their people, their customers, their suppliers, the government and the community in general.
We are convinced that this can be achieved generating advancement opportunities for their own personnel by means of continued courses and practical training, adequately paying for the work done, aptly and responsibly serving the customers, signing long term agreements with their suppliers and scrupulously fulfilling their tax payments.
Finally, it involves a continued effort within the organization to “maintain the house clean and safe” which includes using those technologies that would be at a lower risk of causing a serious impact on the environment as well as those processes that will be less likely to cause health problems to people, also, to encourage a fluid communication among all the members in the organization, favouring team work and creating a working environment mindfull to what its members have to say.
A small business company is like a large family. The elements required for its growth are the same: love, respect, selfconfidence, discipline, acknowledging ones mistakes, acceptance of disagreement or dissent, capacity for mending and a great desire for betterment. In this context, for good or evil, a company is a model for the individual attitudes, both regarding inside the company relations as well as the interacting with customers, suppliers and the community in general.
At the moment of submitting this revision , we are renewing the concepts on which our Code of Ethics 2003 was based and guided our performance during these past years.
We need to succeed to provide a greater well-being to our work force and contribute to the well-being of our community. Because it is in working and through work where men recreate their own existence, therefore it is essential that the conditions for their own dignification should be found within their working environment. The future is being built today by all of us. TULSA’s integrants honour our contribution in this process, by taking charge of the legacy that through our actions we will leave for the following generations.
This Code sets the basic rules to be followed by all members of the organization to achieve the standards of ethics that TULSA has adopted as its system of values, in conformity to the commitment assumed for the common wellbeing, with the society as a whole and with the future generations.
Its principles are:
- Respect for the life and dignity of the persons, promoting an environment based in trust within the organization, as well as the dialogue and participation of the whole personnel, searching for commonly agreed to solutions to problems and promoting a multidisciplinary team work.
- Non discriminating policy, rejection of all prejudiced attitudes that may be felt as agressive or mortifying for persons on account of their race, religion, social status, gender, age, impaired abilities or any other type of discrimination.
- Respect for the moral integrity of the persons. We are committed to orient our actions towards a healthy working environment and without stressing situations, in which sexual, moral or any other kind of harassment deriving in violence or humiliation to persons would not be tolerated. In the event that this principle has been ignored, the situation should immediately be brought to the attention of the Committee of Directors, where the necessary measures will be taken to stop that from happening again.
- Respect for the right of self-rule of the states, by virtue of the regulatory backing it represents, respect for the sovereign rights of the states and respect for the international regulations.
- Respect for the Law in all the operations carried out by the company, including meticulously fulfilling the tax, social security, labour and safety and environmental norms and regulations.
- Respect for the regulations set by the countries to where we export our products.
- Respect for the free enterprise, not engaging in activities that may imply some sort of advantageous commercial maneuver contrary to the market transparency.
- Respect for the obligations assumed in commercial transactions, being those written or verbal contracts, upholding the value of the word given. (moral contract)
- Trustworthy information management to insure transparency in the transactions, the quality of the controls and improvement in the processes.
- Respect to the confidenciality in handling the company’s information, requiring that its members would not use it in their own or third party benefit. (Confidenciality Agreement)
- No member of TULSA shall be allowed to keep material or financial interests, either directly or indirectly, with clients, suppliers or competitors. Furthermore, shall not grant nor receive loans, payment or favours to or from clients, suppliers or competitors.
- TULSA is committed to selecting only those suppliers whose operating practice include the dignity of their employees, the fulfillment of the Law and confidenciality norms of the company.
- TULSA is committed to generating and maintaining lasting working relationships with its customers based in the development of mutual trust by respecting and obtaining benefits for both parties.
- TULSA is committed to optimizing the quality of its products, as well as the safety conditions of its operations and services.
- TULSA is committed to evaluating and minimizing the environmental impact that its operation may generate, as well as to encourage among its personnel, clients and suppliers the awareness in the need to use clean technologies and to recycling and reusing of materials.
- TULSA is committed to minimizing the risks for the safety and health of the persons, through a preventive task including the evaluation of potential risks and setting up action plans to prevent accidents and/or professional illnesses.
- In the event of a non observance of the norms included in this Code, the employees are committed to act responsible identifying and immediately reporting the transgressed norms to the Committee of Directors.
- TULSA will set up concrete measures to put into effect the ethics principles stated above and the consequent application of the necessary disciplinary measures to stop any deviation from them to happen again.