ETHICS & PHILOSOPHY
Sustainability isn’t just about business or public perception; it’s about making places where people can thrive while contributing to the health of the environment we depend upon. This is challenging but ultimately rewarding work.
Building a sustainable world requires all of us to do better. Our commitment to the well-being of our planet begins with our commitment to each other. At Verdacity, we have a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability. We strive to provide a healthy workplace where everyone can do their best work so we may help our clients realize bold outcomes for a better future.
Verdacity is a Woman-Owned Small Business with a primary mission to make buildings healthier for people and the environment. We are one of a select group of companies that maintains a JUST Certification created by the International Living Future Institute. JUST is a voluntary disclosure program that provides social justice transparency within all internal operating policies. This allows us to demonstrate leadership in the equitable treatment of our staff, diversity and inclusion, employee benefits, workplace safety, and community stewardship.
Verdacity is currently pursuing B Corporation Certification in our continuing goal of equity and transparency.
CODE OF ETHICS
Building Trust & Credibility
The success of our business is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from our employees, customers, and stakeholders. We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying honesty and integrity, and reaching company goals through honorable conduct. It is easy to say what we must do, but the proof is in our actions. Ultimately, we will be judged on what we do.
Respect for the Individual
We all deserve to work in an environment where we are treated with dignity and respect. Verdacity is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the full potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to our business success. Verdacity is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and is committed to providing a workplace that is free of discrimination of all types and from abusive, offensive, or harassing behavior.
A Culture of Open & Honest Communication
At Verdacity, everyone should feel comfortable to speak their mind, particularly with respect to ethics concerns. We all benefit tremendously when employees exercise their power to prevent mistakes or wrongdoing by asking the right questions at the right times.
Set the Tone at the Top
In any business, ethical behavior does not simply happen; it is the product of clear and direct communication of behavioral expectations, modeled from the top and demonstrated by example. Again, ultimately, our actions are what matters.
Uphold the Law
Verdacity’s commitment to integrity begins with complying with laws, rules, and regulations where we do business. This includes ethical and fair competition, the handling of proprietary information, and health and safety.
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
We are committed to avoiding any activities or relationships that might impair, or appear to impair, our ability to make objective and fair decisions when conducting business.
Public Disclosure and Recordkeeping
We will make certain that all disclosures made in financial reports and public documents are full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable. We will not improperly influence, manipulate, or mislead any unauthorized audit, nor interfere with any auditor engaged to perform an internal independent audit of Verdacity records, processes, or internal controls.
Integral to Verdacity’s business success is our protection of confidential company information, as well as nonpublic information entrusted to us by employees, customers, and other business partners. We will not disclose confidential and nonpublic information without a valid business purpose and proper authorization.
Verdacity must have the courage to tackle tough decisions and make difficult choices, secure in the knowledge that we are committed to doing the right thing. Each member of our team holds themselves and those we do business with accountable to the standards set forth in our Code of Ethics.