Risk and Compliance
As an accredited member of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA), we adhere fully to the IFIA’s Compliance Code, which sets out in detail the precise standards of integrity and compliance that members must follow.
We believe that high standards of regulatory compliance are essential, not just for our customers and their cargo, but also within our own company. With offices and operations in several worldwide ports, we ensure that all our staff are fully trained to carry out their duties in full compliance of relevant legislation and regulation.
Our compliance code includes:
- Avoiding potential conflicts of interest and operating with full transparency and openness about our practices
- Adhering to the IFIA Compliance Code and our internal codes of conduct
- Operating within the remit of environmental, health and safety, human rights and other relevant regulations
- Continually monitoring our successes and striving for improvement
Our Compliance Department have oversight of this function and ensure rigid implementation of compliance policy, advising senior management on best practice and investigating reports of potential misdemeanours.
As well our internationally recognised IFIA accreditation and adherence to the IFIA Compliance Code, Cargo Inspections Group’s own codes of conduct and controls are designed to ensure that the best practices are upheld at an internal level.
Our bespoke in-house training programme involves comprehensive modules on ethics, integrity and compliance to give employees a full understanding of their requirements and our expectations. Over more than twenty years, we have developed a culture of mutual respect and responsibility where any member of staff can discuss any potential issues in confidence and in an open and transparent manner.
Based on respected international standards, Cargo Inspections Group has developed its own comprehensive Code of Conduct, which sets out the fundamentals of our corporate responsibility goals and strategy. This includes our confidentiality agreement, anti-bribery, conflict of interest and fair and honest marketing policies.
Our corporate governance structure provides clear channels of accountability for ethical and compliance matters.