Montrose has an in-depth understanding of safety and ethical conduct issues through our experience in designing and implementing projects in complex and often very difficult working environments.
Working in developing countries requires a keen understanding and appreciation for safety risks, including those related to security and health. Some of these risks are common to many of the countries in which we work, including political instability, violence and criminality, transport safety, medical and health risks. Some of the environments in which we work present acute risks related to particular health or political circumstances, such as South Sudan and Sierra Leone.
Montrose takes its responsibilities for Duty of Care seriously. We have aligned our targets with industry leaders and have policies and procedures in place to ensure safety and security risks are identified at the outset and mitigation plans in place throughout to reduce both the likelihood and potential impact of internal and external risks.
Montrose takes an iterative approach to risk management, ensuring that safety, security and health and risks are analysed and mitigation measures identifying, and integrated into planning from the earliest stages of planning. These plans are further elaborated and adapted at various stages of the work as new developments arise or the implementing environment changes. This includes external and internal risks that may impact on the security of personnel and effective and timely delivery of the work.
Compliance to international laws and standards with respect to corruption and bribery is a critical consideration for designing and implementing work. We ensure our work is fully compliant with UK, US and other international laws and standards. We have policies and procedures in place at corporate and project-specific levels which clearly identify rules and guidelines around engagement of public officials and potential conflicts of interest, bribery and corruption, payment and receipt of gifts and hospitality, financial controls including anti-fraud guidelines, procurement and recruitment. Ethical conduct risks are integrated into our overall approach to risk management, with identification of risks and mitigation measures mapped out from the earliest planning stages and reviewed routinely throughout the life of the contract.