Our values are what we stand for and what we believe in. Our values dictate how we treat one another, our customers, our stakeholders, and the general public. They are literally the heart and soul of Colas. Without them, we cannot hope to sustain our success for generations to come. Each and every one of our decisions and actions must be taken with these core values in mind.
1 SAFETY The safety of our employees and the traveling public is everyone’s responsibility. Plan safety into every aspect of our work and do not deviate from that plan. Strive for zero accidents.
2 INTEGRITY Our business conduct will include the highest level of honesty, ethics, and moral correctness. We will not compromise employees, customers, or our Company.
3 RESPECT Respect is the basic rule of behavior that guides every employee in all of his or her actions: respect for oneself and respect for other employees, customers, third parties, the trade unions, society at large, the Group’s principles, laws and regulations, the environment, fairness and ethics in the broadest sense.
4 TEAMWORK Our culture of teamwork allows us to work together within the Company and with our customers to deliver better solutions, and collectively accomplish our goals.
5 ENTREPRENEURSHIP Each employee should show initiative and be motivated by a desire to win, to commit, and to succeed.
6 TRANSPARENCY Our actions must match our words. Each day we must strive to earn our reputation rather than simply manage it. To that end, we must operate in a manner in which our integrity and values cannot be questioned – that is, we must be authentic.
7 LEADERSHIP Each day, every employee is expected to give the best of themselves, to strive constantly for quality, and to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism – and to lead by example.
8 ACCOUNTABILITY Each individual is fully accountable for his or her decisions and actions.
9 TRUST Relations within the Group are based on trust, which is the cornerstone of autonomy, frankness, and authenticity. It is for each person to establish and develop his or her trustworthiness and for each person to extend trust to others.