Teamwork

The power of working together


We help each other to succeed

We are a team, sharing our unique talents to help those with whom we work, live and serve. The diverse thinking and decision making of our people strengthens our team. We respect and value people with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds. We strive to understand the big picture, then do our part in contributing to the overall goals. We know that by working together, we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone.

WE PUT TEAMWORK INTO ACTION WHEN...

We build outstanding long-term relationships with our principals, suppliers and customers

The company’s strength and longevity are the result of our ability to sustain longlasting, mutually rewarding relationships with our principals, suppliers and customers.

Our principals and suppliers serve as a critical link between our company and our customers worldwide. We rely on them to participate with us as partners in building and maintaining the long-standing customer relationships that have made Barloworld successful. We value their positive contributions to our reputation and their deep commitment to the customers and communities we serve. We sustain our outstanding relationships with them through trust, communication and shared rewards. We work constantly with them to provide products, services and support solutions necessary to exceed customer expectations.

We look for principals and suppliers who demonstrate strong values and commit to the ethical principles outlined in the Barloworld Code of Conduct. We expect suppliers to comply with the sound business practices we embrace, follow the law and conduct activities in a manner that respects human rights. No supplier is required to buy Barloworld products in order to compete for business or to continue as a supplier. We encourage fair competition among our potential suppliers.

We treat others with respect

The full value of each individual’s contribution can be realised only when we treat one another with the respect, trust and dignity we ourselves expect. Barloworld insists on a work environment free of intimidation and harassment. As individual employees, we have the right to expect a positive working environment, along with the responsibility to speak out and ask for change if we observe conduct that runs contrary to this principle.

We treat people fairly and prohibit unfair discrimination

We build and maintain a productive, motivated workforce by treating all employees fairly and equitably. We respect and recognise the contributions of employees as well as other stakeholders. We will select and place employees on the basis of their qualifications for the work to be performed, considering appropriate accommodations – without regard to race, religion, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age and/or physical or mental disability. We support and obey laws that prohibit unfair discrimination everywhere we do business.

We value and encourage diversity

We understand and accept the uniqueness of individuals. We value the diversity of unique talents, skills, abilities, cultures and experiences that enable Barloworld people to achieve superior business and personal results. We know that when we seek out and are receptive to various points of view this brings many benefits to Barloworld – innovative solutions and approaches to decision making that can strengthen the company and make us more successful.

We conduct business worldwide with consistent global standards

As a global company, we understand there are many differing economic and political philosophies and forms of government throughout the world. We acknowledge the wide diversity that exists among the social customs and cultural traditions in the countries in which we operate. We respect such differences and, to the extent that we can do so in keeping with the principles of our Code of Conduct, and relevant national and international legislation, we will maintain the flexibility to adapt our business practices to them. We will leverage our global experience to achieve the best results for the enterprise.