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HIGHLAND ESSENTIAL OILS

ESTABLISHED 1992

CSR POLICIES

The Basis for our future:
SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability means assuming responsibility for the future. 
HEO is active in four fields in this respect:

  Environment
(Caring for Nature)
 
  Society
(Serving Society)

  Employees
(Respecting People)
 
  Business Ethics
(Securing Success)

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

All the waste material of the distillation plant is converted to compost in the compost site and used in the organic fields as fertilizer and compost tea spray.

HEO is ORGANIC CERTIFIED since 2011 on 200 ha  and Global GAP certified since 2015

WE AIM TO FARM
IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH  NATURE
TO BUILD A
SUSTAINABLE
FUTURE

Compost Site

Certified organic by Ecocert SA
ZA-BIO-154

EMPLOYMENT POLICY

HEO considers the HEALTH & SAFETY of its EMPLOYEES to be of upmost importance

As an ethically responsible organisation HEO is committed to ensuring that it complies fully with the Conventions of  ILO (the international Labour Organisation)

Highland  Essential Oils strongly believes it has the responsibility to engage in employment practices that meet the highest legal and ethical standards
Highland Essential Oils does not engage in or condone the unlawful employment or exploitation of children in the workplace or the use of forced labour
Highland Essential Oils has a zero tolerance policy with respect to Personal / Sexual Harassment
HEO is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination
We are committed to maintaining a healthy working environment by protecting all farm workers in the working place.

SOCIAL POLICIES

Social accountability is a core value of the company.
HEO is involved in supporting the local orphanage.

Christmas party for the Children in the Orphanage at Vlakbult/HEO Dec 2015

Community Job Creation

75% unemployment in town
Up to 100 unemployed people are temporary employed during
Planting, hand hoeing and  harvesting of the different crops

BUSINESS ETHICS

Market & competition - HEO aims to outperform competitors fairly and honestly.

We seek competitive advantages through superior performance, not through unethical or illegal business practices

Pricing - No illegal price fixing, bid rigging, allocation of markets or customers, or similar illegal anti-competitive activities.

Respect - Every one must respect the rights of HEO customers, suppliers, competitors and employees.

Corruption & Bribery - HEO supports the notion of ‘zero tolerance’

Financial - Accurate and complete records

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CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct is an instrument that allows HEO to create its basis on an ethical and legal foundation.

The Code of Conduct is therefore one of the most important components of our compliance program. It provides us with a proven framework within which to make business decisions

 By complying with our Code of Conduct, we have built up an outstanding reputation as a reliable company with integrity. This reputation is a vital asset to our company: It isn’t just a facade – it’s part of our daily business.

Download our code of conduct policy as PDF

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