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As a globally-minded association, CCG refuses to be held back by geographic or cultural boundaries, and endeavours to serve all persons, entities and stakeholders in formulating business solutions.
We are at once an equal opportunity employer and service provider who does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, disability, family status, nationality, creed, political affiliation or any other factors. While this may read as standard boilerplate language, our livelihood depends on genuinely living up to such ideals.
As a global citizen, we place great value on cross-cultural sensitivity and nuanced understanding. We put this understanding into real practice, remaining committed to viewing problems and challenges through multiple socio-cultural and systemic perspectives. This is the basis of CCG’s unique ability to advance highly creative client solutions that achieve successful outcomes.
In the full scope of these efforts, we attempt to function as a positive bridge builder between countries and cultures, fully serving our clients, their stakeholders and communities beyond. Such diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our association and its service objectives.
As a cooperative association serving clients engaged in business, it goes without question that CCG support the conducting of business in accordance with established best practices in each of the countries we operate in. Inherent in this objective is helping clients live up to the principles that best serve their shareholders, employees, stakeholders and the communities they operate in.
In lieu of making a ‘big show’ of externals—building playgrounds, sponsoring fundraisers or boasting of commitments to environmental sustainability—we believe the essence of corporate responsibility is to provide services and solutions that position businesses to be innately socially responsible in the course of their operations. Included in this is the pursuit of business strategies that contribute to social development by aligning corporate incentives with social and environmental goals serving the public interest.
We believe “corporate social responsibly” is about is paying employees fair wages, providing them with adequate health care and avoiding or ceasing activities destructive to the common good of society; we believe it is about working with clients to evolve beyond operating in an overly insular fashion, and foster outward creative thinking on how to solve problems by sharing knowledge and resources across sectors; we believe it is about identifying the costs, both literal and figurative, corporations transfer to society, and choosing to price them into an enterprise’s business.
Most notions of Corporate Social Responsibility exist largely as a marketing strategy under the guise of altruistic corporate behaviour. CCG encourages a different, more strategically focused approach to CSR. At the end of each day, we hope to help those we serve to achieve outcomes whose benefits carry little fanfare, but instead have far-reaching results for all stakeholders.
Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable laws, CCG is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all information pertaining to the association’s clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals. That is to say, discreet handling of information is as vital to our business as it is yours.
In taking serious precautions to safeguard your interests, CCG member firms undergo all commercially reasonable steps consistent with industry practices to protect each client’s personal data by using established security standards and procedures. To prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of such data, each member of our association has established physical, electronic and managerial security procedures at their place of business, extending to their online digital presence.
You should be aware that when you provide information to any CCG member, you are providing it to CCG as a whole. Your information may, therefore, be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varying levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Wherever your information may be used, the local CCG member does its utmost to ensure your privacy and the protection of personal data.
As a matter of best practices, CCG members enter into binding non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements with all clients. Therefore, we do not, under any circumstance, provide traditional business references of existing and/or prospective clients.
When you engage with CCG, it is not only our duty to serve you, it’s our privilege. To this end, we assure you that each member of our association has adopted various protocols and technical safeguards to ensure the protection of your data across our worldwide service network.
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Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting business, CCG members will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection practised by each CCG member firm.