Values & Culture
Values lie at the heart of sustained business success and responsible corporate citizenship. They are the basis of the trust that creates a corporate culture of ethical business conduct, sustained creativity, high productivity and superior business performance.
The values that we aspire to in all aspects of our business operations at EcoBiotics are:
- integrity where we strive to do the right thing and perform with the highest ethical standards;
- excellence and courage in the pursuit of innovation, in providing high-quality products and in delivering superior business results;
- respect for people and diversity of opinion based on openness, honesty and individual integrity;
- commitment to those we serve; and,
- care for the natural environment.
By the very nature of our business - the discovery of new human and veterinary medicines, nutraceuticals and cosmetic ingredients from nature - our staff demonstrate each day our contribution to society and to raising awareness of the value of our natural environment.
Sound principles of corporate governance are critical to our success as a company and to obtaining the trust and confidence of our shareholders, employees, customers, collaborators, suppliers and the broader community.
At EcoBiotics we have implemented a corporate governance framework that guides the day-to-day operations of our company in an efficient, transparent and ethical manner.
Key documents that underpin our corporate governance framework are:
- Board Statement on Corporate Governance
- Employee Code of Conduct
- Environment & Sustainability Policy
- Risk Management Framework
At EcoBiotics we understand the importance of conservation and sustainable management of tropical rainforests. We appreciate the multiple values of these remarkable forests and we ensure all our collections are made in a sustainable, exemplary and environmentally responsible manner.
Our resource access program is consistent with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and we explicitly recognise ownership of the genetic resources we collect through legally binding access and benefit sharing agreements.
Our collection activities have negligible impact on the forest environment because, using EcoLogic™, we only need to collect very small quantities of specific sample types.
In the Community
EcoBiotics has a high profile in the community. We appreciate the responsibilities this brings and we strive to maintain and enhance this reputation for excellence, innovation and principled business practice.
We actively encourage the involvement of our staff in community activities, especially in providing science training and mentoring for high school and university students, and in contributing to initiatives to raise awareness and understanding of biotechnology, entrepreneurship, environmental issues, and the myriad values of tropical rainforests.