Corporate Social Responsibility

1.Employment and Labor

We are committed to providing a motivating and rewarding working environment that encourages collaboration and offers our employees opportunities to learn, grow and succeed at work and in life. Our mission is to build a productive and motivating workplace that delivers high level business performance. We achieve this by focusing on targeted talent acquisition and retention, providing proactive training and development and offering awards and recognition to top performers.

It is our objective to provide equal employment opportunities, and to establish a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture by ensuring that all our activities respect, promote and advance human rights. Through various policies and procedures detailed in the Human Resources Policy Manual and Employee Handbook, provides a framework to help ensure a positive working environment.

(a) ensure individuals performing work based on a constructive employment relationship within an appropriate legal and institutional framework, or are legitimately self-employed and that no forms of child or forced labor, slavery and human trafficking are taking place in any of part of our business;

(b) provide our employees with labor protection (i.e. in compliance with laws and regulations that govern work including wages, working time, and health and safety) and social recognition programs to inspire employee creativity, improve productivity and lower staff turnover;

(c) provide employees a safe and harassment-free working environment and encourage a healthy lifestyle;

(d) regard workplace safety as a Company priority. We maintain and ensure a high standard of health and safety in all company activities and ensure work done by all employees on our behalf is performed in a healthy and safe working environment;

(e) require employees to follow all workplace safety practices at all times and ensure that they follow proper procedures should an accident or injury occur;

(f) attract, motivate and develop our people to reach their fullest potential and provide a working environment that supports professional and personal development; and

(g) provide staff at various stages of their career with access to skills development and training for career advancement, on an equal and non-discriminatory basis.

2. Supply Chain Management

GIP upholds the highest ethical and professional standards when dealing with suppliers and contractors. It is our objective to reduce environmental and social risks in our supply chain. The Group has in place the Group Purchasing Policy, Supplier Code of Conduct and Bribery, Gifts and Entertainment Policy to facilitate and communicate with our suppliers and contractors regarding their compliance with labor, health and safety, and environmental regulations.

(a) share our CSR policy and Supplier Code of Conduct with our suppliers and contractors, and encourage them to adopt sustainable initiatives aligned with these policies;

(b) ensure that our goods and services are procured from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers and contractors as far as practicable;

(c) identify supply chain risks by conducting due diligence, especially to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our supply chain;

(d) protect and empower workers throughout our supply chain by requiring supplier commitments that uphold the basic rights of workers as set out by local and international guidelines, and as clearly indicated in our Supplier Code of Conduct;

(e) adopt preventive measures that minimize any environmental impacts derived from supplier activities. We encourage our suppliers and contractors to use eco-efficient criteria, especially with respect to resources such as water, or non-renewable resources, and consider the entire life cycle, from the extraction of the raw materials, production, transportation, through to the management of end-of-life waste, and avoiding pollution;

(f) minimize hazardous substances generated from our products by engaging in discussions with equipment suppliers, requiring them to take industry level action on the reduction of hazardous substances; and

(g) monitor supplier performance and conduct performance reviews yearly, targeting major suppliers and contractors, and communicate unsatisfactory ratings for rectification and improvements.

3. Conflict Minerals Policy

As a good corporate citizen, GIPT shall bear its social responsibility, respect the human rights, pay close attention to conflict minerals issues continuously, and make efforts to examine its supply chain with diligence to assure the metals sources of, including but not limited to, tin (Sn), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and gold (Au) (hereinafter referred to as “Conflict Minerals”) are not drifted from the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries (hereinafter referred to as “Conflict Regions”) controlled by armed groups.

1. Not to purchase conflict minerals from mines in the Conflict Regions.

2. Request its suppliers to refuse to use Conflict Minerals from the Conflict Regions and present a signed letter of commitment to GIPT.

3. Request its suppliers to notify their upstream suppliers of such requirements.