Agility Ranks High as an Ethical Foreign Government Contractor.Agility Ranks High as an Ethical Foreign Government Contractor A government contractor is a private company that produces goods or services under contract for the government. Often the terms of the contract specify cost plus – i.e., the contractor gets paid for its costs, plus a specified profit margin.
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has the third highest ethical practices of foreign companies which are U.S. government contractors according to according to
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3. the Ethisphere Institute's 2008 Government Contractor Ethics Rankings. In addition, Agility out-ranked nine of the 25 largest U.S. government contractors.
Agility's ethics program scored higher than many larger and more well known global corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce Rolls Royce
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"Agility has a good ethics program that is a clear stand-out among its regional peers and many other international companies," says Robert Leffel, Ethisphere's Associate Director. "We were impressed by Agility's commitment to ethical business practices and, given the company's fast global growth, think that they have done remarkably well in such a short period of time."
The Ethisphere Institute's analysis of Agility's ethics program, noted that the Agility Code of Conduct, which received an A minus rating is significantly above standards in terms of meeting the spirit of the law.
Agility's ethics and compliance program is led by a Global Compliance Officer and reports directly to Agility's Chairman and Managing Director giving it prominence within the Company. In addition to the Agility Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, Agility's compliance program involves a significant training and communication component, with a large number of employees receiving training on the Code of Conduct, US Government Procurement Government procurement, also called public tendering, is the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a public authority, such as a government agency. With 10 to 15% of GDP in developed countries, and up to 20% in developing countries, government procurement accounts principles, and migrant worker A migrant worker is someone who regularly works away from home, if they even have a home.
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Access a local phone number that connects to Agility's to an ethics hotline on a local number is available in 35 of Agility's largest operating countries, and a toll-free US-based number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week in over 10 languages. Employees may also report concerns or issues via an email address See Internet address. , or by walking-in to the offices of the Compliance team around the world.
Michael Mills, Global Compliance Officer for Agility highlighted: "At Agility, "integrity" is the first of our four core corporate values and we continue to live that ethos everyday. It makes us proud to be ranked as a leader in ethics and compliance, especially among major global players and we look forward to growing and improving our program in the coming future."
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