IC9900 Corporate Certification

The IC9900 Certification is the highest level of certification issued by the International Charter.

IC9900 Corporate Certification denotes an organization which has reached a level of significant excellence and has in place measures, processes and safeguards which ensure the company operates to the highest level of excellence, ethical conduct and stakeholder interest.

Companies that meet the IC9900 level of certification are leaders in their field and rank among the most stable and profitable companies in the world.

The main areas assessed are:

  • Social Responsibility
    • Community Relations
      • The company should have a formal policy and operation towards community relations/
    • Impact on local communities
      • The impact on the local community and areas in close proximity to a company's operation should be continually monitored.
    • Participate in local community in a positive manner.
      • Companies are encourage to participate in local communities, encouraging their employees to volunteer for local schemes as well as sponsoring local events.

    • Management of Human Rights issues in the supply chain forms part of should form part of the company's commitment to Social Responsibility and as such is an integral part of the sourcing process. Minimum requirements expected from suppliers on their commitment to Human Rights should be included in all contracts.

  • Environmental Responsibility
    • Limit impact on the environment by
      • The Company must ensure that any impact on the local environment of its operations are full assessed and action take to limit such impact, where possible.
    • Energy aware
      • The Company must make efforts towards reduction of energy consumption and carbon emmissions.
  • Corporate Ethics
    IC9900 companies demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of ethical conduct, encouraging employees to participate in this and having internal measures and systems to ensure consistency.
    • Encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct among its employees
      • The Company must show integrity when recruiting new staff>
    • Recruit and retain staff in accordance with ethical standards.
    • Meet the requirements of the Fair Pay scheme.
      • Pay a reasonable wage
      • Protect the rights of employees, whether permenant or contract.
      • Provide a safe and secure environment for employees to work.
        • Environments should be free from external threats and dangers, other than those generally accepted by process.
        • Environment should be free from internal threats and harressment by other members of staff.
          • A clear process must exist for staff to raise greivances, this process must be enforced and displinary action support any findings.
      • Comply with local employment laws.
      • Comply with International Charter HR best practice policies.
  • Leadership Values and Integrity
    • Companies are encouraged to develop leadership essentials, and begin a program of work with employees to enure these qualities are found at all levers of the organization.
    • The company should undertake an annual leadership survey, polling staff on their opinions and suggestions, based on this feedback a leadership strategy should be developed.
    • The company's leaders must indicate a clear direction with viable strategy.
    • They must not abuse market dominance and not create false barriers to entry.
    • End of year reports, such as financial reports, must be validated by both the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In their absence approval must be sought from the Board of Directors.