At Commercis, our mission is to provide communications without boundaries. We aim to achieve this by using available resources to implement secure solutions that bridge the technology gap in regions where communication is restricted by the infrastructure.
Commercis strives to be a good corporate citizen. Through our people, we are committed to promoting the protection of the environment, supporting charities and local communities, promoting equal opportunities, ensuring safe and efficient working practices and working with suppliers who uphold similar values.
Commercis recognises that our people are our greatest asset and key to continued growth and success. As such, we are committed to providing careers and working environments where our people can achieve their maximum potential.
Commercis commits to informing employees of Group affairs through news circulars and regular staff meetings. Employees can access the company’s intranet to obtain general information on Commercis. Employees are encouraged to discuss operational issues with management and to suggest methods to improve performance and efficiency.
Developing future talent is fundamental to Commercis. Through our training programmes and partnerships with learning institutions, we provide accredited training for all staff, including the opportunity of sponsorship to achieve recognised professional qualifications that are relevant to our sector. We provide full visibility of our technical staff, including their levels of training and experience to our customers and prospective customers. This provides assurance that our NOC staff and field technicians all meet the requisite standards of professionalism that our customers expect when we advise them and implement solutions.
Commercis is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and diverse employment and recognises that this is essential to ensuring the success and growth of the organisation. To this end, we makes every effort to select, recruit, train and promote the best candidates based on suitability for the job; to treat all employees and applicants fairly, regardless of race, gender, marital status, age, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or disability; and to ensure that no employee suffers harassment or intimidation.
It is the policy of Commercis to provide employment and to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabled individuals wherever business requirements will allow and if applications for employment are received from suitable candidates. Should an existing employee become disabled, every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that their employment with Commercis can continue on a worthwhile basis and that career opportunities are available.
Employees' health, safety, welfare and wellbeing is paramount to Commercis. It is the policy of Commercis to create and improve standards of Health and Safety, which will lead to the avoidance and reduction of risks and to ensure that the company complies with all Health and Safety legislation. A detailed Health and Safety Policy Statement is held at all branch premises and displayed on the notice boards.
Commercis has achieved ISO 18001 accreditation since 2014 and we aspire to operate in line with the International Standard for Health and Safety Management in all of our branches throughout the world. Commercis makes every reasonable and practicable effort to provide safe and healthy working conditions in all our offices and work sites. It is the duty of all employees to exercise responsibility and to do everything they can to prevent injury to themselves and to others. The policy standards and procedures are communicated to employees through employment contracts, staff handbooks, operating manuals, bulletins and notice boards and staff training as appropriate.
Commercis is committed to ensuring the integrity and security of its business information, with particular attention given to personal and sensitive data – where inappropriate usage or inadequate maintenance and safeguarding could have serious repercussions. Commercis policies and procedures are based on its requirements for a secure operating environment, an assessment of the company's risks, and relevant legal and best-practice requirements. Commercis complies with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and is listed in the Data Protection Register (ZA058007).
Responsibility for information security sits with a dedicated Group Information Security Manager responsible for the strategic management of information security, including risk management, and implementation and enforcement of the Information Security Policy.
It is our objective to operate worldwide in a safe, responsible manner, which protects the environment. This has been the cornerstone of our Environmental Management System through which we achieved ISO 14001 accreditation since 2014. Our primary objective is to minimise our carbon footprint and any negative impact we may have on the environment.
Commercis considers the interests of all its stakeholders, including our employees, customers, suppliers, the local community, and the environment in which we operate. Our reputation is one of our key assets and, as a major player in the satellite communications sector, adhering to the highest standards of integrity, personal conduct, ethics and fairness are deemed vital.