Health and Safety
The Group is committed to safe production, consistently complies with the requirements of laws and regulations such as the PRC Labour Law, PRC Safe Production Law and PRC Fire Services Law as well as the requirements of the government, and has established a sound work safety management department and safety management rules. The Group conducts in-depth promotion, education and trainings on work safety, and enhances work safety awareness and consciousness of its employees. We have fully implemented a work safety accountability system and assigned such responsibilities to each position and every employee. We have also proactively improved work environment and adopted work protection and health care measures. In addition, the Group has intensified its efforts in work safety supervision and inspection, increased investment in work safety and rectified causes for potential incidents so as to secure a normal production order and, in turn, create a safe environment.
In 2016, the Group and all of its subsidiaries promoted the safety development and "Red Line" awareness and conducted a comprehensive governance on system improvement, team building, on-site management and fire control management so as to prevent and deter casualties. The Group actively improved its working environment and implemented safety measures and hygiene and health care tasks for its employees. In 2016, the Group did not experience any major work safety incident.
Supply Chain Management
We have formulated the relevant administrative rules on procurement in compliance with relevant laws and regulations such as the PRC Contract Law and the PRC Tender Law, strengthened the monitoring and control over key procedures of, among other things, contract execution, safety management, financial settlement, monitoring and supervision, and strictly implemented the admission, assessment and exit mechanisms for suppliers. Meanwhile, we conduct trainings on specific skills and safety education to personnel in the supply chain, manage safe production, and ensure that the remuneration payment and employment management of our suppliers comply with relevant national and local requirements.
The Group has considered businesses outsourcing as the key area of audit and supervision. We conduct review on supplier admission, tendering and bidding as well as outsourcing pricing by ways of, among other things, audit and credit verification, with a view to preventing illegal and non-compliant activities such as violation of the administration measures of the Company and interests conveyance.
The Group proactively provided employees with trainings on professional skills and safe production
Product Liability and Customers
The Group is always committed to providing high quality, efficient and safe informatization services for customers and contributing to the improvement of communications infrastructure and the protection of effective communications networks. The Group has complied with applicable laws and regulations in relation to product liability.
In 2016, the Group played an important role in the construction and maintenance of communications networks of G20 Hangzhou Summit and the Third World Internet Conference, and successfully implemented and accomplished all construction and maintenance missions.
Jiangsu Zhongbo Auction Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Group, strives to maximise values of disposed resources such as communications equipment, recycled and processed used circuit boards, batteries and loads of electronic waste in accordance with our operation philosophy of green recycling, social contribution and harmonious development.
The Group has participated in the disaster relief and telecommunications network restoration during and after major disasters and safety incidents to fulfil our corporate social responsibilities. We assisted in the repair of communications lines to ensure smooth communications network. Early in the morning on 15 September 2016, super typhoon Meranti, which was the 14th storm of the year, landed in Fujian and Zhejiang. Our subsidiaries in the regions responded rapidly and launched an emergency restoration plan to maintain the communications network. In the restoration plan, the Group's Zhejiang subsidiary arranged a total of 277 restoration teams, 3,411 person-times and 1,116 restoration vehicles/times. In addition, the subsidiary completed power generation of a total of 945 base stations/times, restoration of 62 broken rods and optical cables of 4,200 meters long as well as the welding of 23 optical cables with over 900 cores. Our restoration efforts fully reflected our corporate capabilities and spirits.
The Group proactively fulfilled its social responsibilities, and participated in the disaster relief and telecommunications network restoration
The Group consistently complies with laws and regulations, social integrity, commercial ethics and industrial standards. We have been devoted to safeguarding the interests of shareholders and creditors, protecting intellectual property and executing contracts in good faith. We honour commercial credibility and oppose improper competition with a view to preventing corruption in business activities.
We focus on strengthening anti-corruption and disciplinary education in various ways, such as seminars, training programmes and themed conferences to draw the awareness of our employees on relevant requirements. In addition, we reinforce our daily supervision by combined supervision efforts such as audit and monitoring, and strictly prevent activities such as bribery, blackmail, fraud and money laundering. The Company has established departments in charge of discipline, inspection and supervision at different levels. The Company also strengthened its supervision by hiring full-time and part-time employees and set up a smooth channel for identifying and resolving existing problems in a timely manner. We have attached great importance to the establishment of an anti-corruption system. An accountability system was established to clearly define responsibilities while anti-corruption responsibility letters were signed with the relevant responsible parties. The Company will duly address relevant illegal and non-compliant activities according to the requirements of laws, disciplines and rules, with a view to safeguarding the normal operation of its businesses. During the year, we launched specific corporate governance activities on business of our management team and their relatives which are related to the Group, off-book accounts and construction procurement, which effectively eliminated potential risks and further optimised our prevention system in respect of bribery, blackmail, fraud and money laundering.