Glastry Farm was founded in 1856 and the fifth and sixth generation of the Taylor family are now involved in a business that has grown from a mixed farm to one which manufactures luxury ice-creams and sorbets for the home market and increasingly overseas customers.
We believe that doing the right thing sets the foundation for long-term success. This rich legacy has sustained us for over 150 years and we remain committed to this belief. Our customers, our family and our employees along with the wider community count on us to uphold this commitment. Our continuing success depends on it.
Glastry Farm’s Code of Conduct outlines our company’s ethical and compliance standards for conducting business wherever that may be and serves as a guide for employees when they face dilemmas where the right choice is not clear. Our Code is grounded in our seven guiding principles, which are ingrained in our culture and serve as a foundation for the behaviours expected from all of our employees wherever they are stationed.
Our Guiding Principles
We obey the law, Obeying the law is the foundation on which our reputation and Guiding Principles are built. As a company privileged to do business in a number of countries, we have a responsibility to comply with all laws that apply to our business.
We conduct our business with integrity. We take pride in conducting our business with integrity. We compete vigorously, but fairly and ethically. We do not accept bribes or inappropriate gifts and we comply with the laws and regulations that support fair competition and integrity in the marketplace.
We keep honest and accurate records. Accurate and honest records are critical to making sound business decisions and maintaining integrity of our financial reporting. Our business information, in whatever form, must reflect the true nature of our transactions.
We honour our business obligations. Our business relationships are grounded in mutual trust. We build and maintain the trust and confidence of our customers and other business partners by communicating honestly, respecting information entrusted to us and standing behind our commitments.
We treat people with dignity and respect. We achieve our goals through our people. We provide a safe workplace and value the unique contribution of all involved within the business and trust that each can achieve their own individual potential.
We protect Glastry Farm’s information, assets and interests. We count on one another to act as stewards of the company. We protect the information and assets entrusted in us and avoid situations that may allow personal interests to influence our business judgment.
We are committed to being a responsible company. Our operations and staff touch many aspects of society. We have a responsibility to understand and manage our impact, environmentally and maintain strict food safety standards, while sharing our experience to help meet economic and social challenges.
Signed — William J Taylor Chairman