The Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, created in 2016 and updated in 2020, is one of the main expressions of the corporate culture of the Casais Group, guiding the personal and professional behavior of all people in the Group, regardless their position or function, as well as the relationship between employees, customers, suppliers and other partners with whom the Casais Group interacts.
This Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (hereinafter referred to only as “Code”) establishes the guidelines for corporate ethics and Governance applicable to CasaisInvest SGPS (top holding company) and can be extended to all entities included in its consolidation perimeter and scope of management (CASAIS Group), and of personal conduct that should guide the performance of all CASAIS Group employees, being understood as such all employees of any of the companies that are owned in part or in total by the CASAIS Group, assuming that it is part of its business universe, regardless of its business area, geographical location or activities, naturally including the Board of Directors and all members of the Board of Directors and/ or Management of the entities of the CASAIS Group. This Code of Business Principles and Standards identifies values, the mission and defines ‘ethical awareness’, which in their standards establishes and encourages ethical conduct and behavior in the organization and in its relationship with other employees and in external relations with clients, suppliers and all third parties that are directly and indirectly part of its activity.
The application of the Code and its observance does not prevent or exempt from the application of other rules of conduct or ethics, namely those of industry ethics or sector of activity and those of specific programs or participated groups, whether from a legal source or any other source, applicable to certain functions, activities or professional groups, or even those arising from the regional legal nature where the activity is being developed.
The CASAIS Group is committed to ensuring that the principles adopted in this Code are communicated and respected by all direct and indirect employees and business partners. We are judged by the way we act Our reputation will be maintained if we act in accordance with the laws and our Business Principles. We therefore encourage our business partners to live by the same or equivalent principles.
As part of the management system, the Management is also responsible for providing employees and third parties with secure and confidential channels to address sensitive issues and report cases of non-compliance with the Business Principles. On the other hand, it is the responsibility of employees to report to CASAIS any suspected breach of the Business Principles.
The CASAIS Business Ethics and the conduct of all Entities and recipients of the EC are fundamental to the way in which we conduct our business and characterize the perpetuation of the ‘mastery’ left by its Founders, in particular, Mestre Casais. The legacy has characterized the way of acting throughout more than 60 years of history, constituting the foundations of the CASAIS DNA and incentive for its growth. These are the ethical values that we qualify as ‘owned’ by CASAIS.
The communication of any irregularities or infractions to this Code must be addressed in writing, in paper or digital format to the electronic address etica@Casais.pt, or through the +Alerta application, by any employee of the CASAIS Group, shareholder, customer, supplier or any other interested party.