APEGA is the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. As an APEGA Permit Holder, WesternZagros is allowed to independently practice engineering or geoscience as well as to use reserved titles and designations.
This privilege comes with the responsibility to adhere to the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and the Code of Ethics.
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
WesternZagros is committed to acting in a socially responsible manner and will continue to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principals thinking into our business practices. The company ensures that systems are in place to achieve compliance with our CSR and related policies and commitments. We aspire to be an industry leader with respect to our corporate social responsibility policy and set high standards for our behavior. We consider social responsibility to be an integral component in creating value for our shareholders. Accordingly, we will adhere to the following principles of ethics:
Our commitment to human rights is supported by our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in which we seek to provide a safe, orderly and tolerant work environment for our employees and contractors.
Operations and Conduct in Local Communities
We maintain the highest standards and respect for local rights and property in the regions in which we operate. We strive to form working partnerships with local communities, contractors, local businesses, suppliers and non-governmental organizations. We seek business partners that align with our standards, as we pre-screen suppliers and mandate that they comply with all applicable laws and corporate policies regarding business practices and promotion of human rights. We have a policy to apply priority to locals and communities in our procurement and hiring practices.
WesternZagros has established procedures in place for hiring local nationals. All appropriate documentation for hiring is filed in accordance with local security and government requirements.
It is a priority of WesternZagros to assist the local communities we operate in to achieve developmental progress. In addition to providing local employment, our projects focus around three categories: health, water and education. We listen and communicate with various local community leaders to understand their needs. We also seek to coordinate with local and international non-governmental organizations in implementing and planning of our projects. Our goal is to develop sustainable projects that the local communities will take ownership of.
Health, Safety and Environment Policy
WesternZagros is committed to:
• Protect the environment;
• Prevent harm to people;
• Respect our neighbours and contribute to the communities in which we operate;
• Manage Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) matters as any other critical business activity;
• Promote a culture in which all WesternZagros employees share this commitment.
• Monitor, observe and influence our operating partners in non-operated ventures.
Senior Management will:
• Establish, implement and maintain a HSE Management System;
• Ensure compliance with the law and company policies and standards.
• Set and monitor objectives and targets for improving HSE performance;
• Require contractor organizations to manage HSE in line with this policy
• Continue to promote a culture which encourages employees to take personal responsibility for HSE.
• Monitor, observe and influence our business partners who are the operators of WesternZagros ventures to follow the same or higher standards as WesternZagros. This will include requesting field trips and auditing of these business partners and their operations.
• Develop and maintain practices, operating procedures and programs, to provide a safe and healthy workplace;
• Minimize our impact on the environment through pollution prevention, control of emissions and the efficient use of natural resources;
• Provide employees and contractors with the necessary HSE awareness to perform work safely;
• Include HSE performance in the appraisal of staff and reward accordingly
• Regularly review and communicate HSE performance and identify opportunities for continual improvement; engage in consultation with neighbours and impacted communities.
Employees and contractors will:
• Comply with applicable practices, operating procedures and programs; and
• Be responsible to work towards a zero incident culture.
WesternZagros’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (the “Code”) applies to all directors, officers, employees and independent contractors. For greater certainty, independent contractors includes all consultants and other persons performing services for or on behalf of WesternZagros who are not directors, officers or employees.
The Code has been compiled based on the ethical and legal obligations of WesternZagros’s directors, officers, employees and contractors of all geographic locations and job positions.
WesternZagros has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity by maintaining the highest standards of business ethics in all interactions with co-workers, governments, local communities, shareholders, customers, suppliers, competitors and the public. The commitment of every director, officer, employee and independent contractor to abide by the letter and spirit of the Code is essential to our continued success.
WesternZagros’s directors, officers, employees and independent contractors are expected to comply with all aspects of the Code and adhere to the highest ethical standards in all business activities. It is our duty to consider how our actions, decisions and responses reflect on WesternZagros.
International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business
WesternZagros has adopted the International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business and will follow that code when conducting business abroad.
WesternZagros endeavors to deal fairly with customers, suppliers, competitors, and others with whom we do business. WesternZagros will make every effort to avoid taking unfair advantage of others through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other unfair dealing.
Anti Corruption Compliance
WesternZagros is subject to legislation that prohibits corrupt practices in dealing both with foreign public officials and with other private sector parties, including the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act of Canada, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States and the Bribery Act 2010 of the United Kingdom. These laws make it an offence to offer, promise or give a financial or other advantage, whether directly, or indirectly through a third party acting on WesternZagros’s behalf, to any other person intended to bring about the “improper performance” by such person of his or her relevant function or activity or to reward such improper performance. Improper performance means performance which amounts to a breach of an expectation that such other person will act in good faith, impartially, or in accordance with a position of trust. The offence applies to bribery relating to any function of a public nature, connected with a business, performed in the course of such person’s employment or performed on behalf of a company or another body of persons, thereby covering both public and private sectors.
Copyright and Trademarks
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Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs in the pages of this website may constitute trade-names, trade-marks or service marks of WesternZagros Resources Ltd. or its affiliates (collectively “WesternZagros”), or the use of which may have been licensed to them. The display of trademarks, trade names or service marks on pages at this website does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted to anyone else.
Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, republication or other copying or modification of material posted on this website, including trade-marks, trade-names and service marks, may violate federal, common or civil law trade-mark law and copyright law, and may result in legal action.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The information and material contained in this website are believed to be accurate and complete at the time of their posting. Although WesternZagros attempts to ensure that all information and material remain current and accurate, WesternZagros does not warrant their accuracy, completeness and currency at all times.
No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to warranties as to non-infringement of intellectual property rights or third party rights, title, latent defects, uninterrupted service, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer viruses, is given in conjunction with the information, materials and software algorithms.
Exclusion of Liability
In no event will WesternZagros be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, moral or consequential damages, loss of profits, opportunities or information or for expenses arising in connection with this website, with any software algorithms available thereon nor with any hyperlinked website or for use thereof or inability to use by interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if WesternZagros is advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. Software algorithms made available and hyperlinks to other Internet resources are at your own risk. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these software algorithms and resources are not investigated, verified, monitored, or endorsed by WesternZagros.
Links to Third Party Websites
WesternZagros does not control any third party website and is therefore not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. WesternZagros provides such links only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by WesternZagros of the linked website or information contained therein.
The Internet is not yet a fully secure medium, and therefore confidentiality and privacy cannot be ensured. WesternZagros will not be liable for any damages resulting from the transmission of confidential or personal information.