SVG considers diversity in the workplace to be essential, and encourages and embraces its diverse workforce. As a global organization, our employees, contingent staff, clients and suppliers are naturally diverse. We value and encourage the broad range of perspectives and capabilities this diversity brings.
SVG defines diversity as differences of race, national origin, religion, cultural background, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We expect and promote mutual respect and understanding between people with different personal situations or backgrounds.
The nature of our business ¨C introducing new permanent and contingent staff into our clients' workforces ¨C gives us a privileged position to contribute towards and celebrate diversity across our global network. This leadership in diversity continues today, particularly in providing opportunities for women, who are strongly represented throughout our global organization, including in our executive management team and Board of Directors.
SVG conducts its business with respect and consideration for the environment. As a service organization, our environmential impact is small compared to manufacturing industries. However, in all of our operations, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment through reduction of waste and energy consumption.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, which forces an estimated 12.3 million people into forced labor or sexual servitude at any given time. Trafficking human beings is now the third largest illegal industry on the planet, following only arms and drug smuggling, and it is present in every country and territory in our network. For this reason, SVG has engaged in the end human trafficking now.
SVG is in the business of helping to give every willing person access to, and the benefit of, decent work. The illegal and immoral trafficking of human beings takes away what we believe to be a basic human right ¨C to have access to meaningful work, which is rewarded in a fair manner.
By implementing these ethical principles throughout our company, SVG is contributing to the eradication of human trafficking worldwide.
Employee Health and Safety
SVG is committed to the highest standards of health and safety. In adopting these standards, we seek to create a workplace and work systems that enable all employees to feel safe and secure.
Our commitment to employee health and safety is demonstrated via our registration to ISO 9001:2000 standards, which validates the strength of our Predictable Performance System, and its ability to meet universally recognized quality standards. SVG has earned this registration in nearly all of our offices throughout North America, Asia/Pacific.
SVG continuously endeavors to take appropriate measures to provide a safe working environment for all staff personnel, temporary associates and contractors. In doing so, we focus on compliance with health and safety legislation by our own business operations and also apply this same standard as a matter of priority when reviewing whether to place associates or contractors in a client¡¯s work environment.
As a world leader in the employment services industry, SVG helps both companies and individuals to navigate the changing world of work. People are central to our business and we take our responsibility for ensuring the privacy and protection of personal and sensitive information very seriously. To SVG, privacy is more than complying with privacy and data protection laws; it is about doing the right thing for the four million people that find jobs through SVG every year.
The following are our Global Data Privacy Principles that guide our protection of personal and sensitive information. We respect the privacy of individuals through the following means:
¡¤ We tell the individuals who engage with us what personal information we collect, and why we collect it.
¡¤ Where appropriate, we respect personal choices about our collection, use and sharing of information.
¡¤ We collect, use and retain only personal information that is relevant and useful to our business interactions.
¡¤ We use reasonable efforts to keep personal information accurate and up-to-date.
¡¤ We use information security safeguards to protect personal information.
¡¤ We limit access to, and disclosure of, personal information.
¡¤ We retain only the personal information that is needed to fill our business and legal obligations.
¡¤ Where appropriate, we offer individuals the ability to view and update the information we have about them.
¡¤ We provide an opportunity for people to ask questions and register complaints.