3.1 Conflicts of Interest
The people related to the Code of Ethics must always act in a manner where their private interests, or those related to them, do not overlap with the interests of Grupo Guararapes.
A conflict of interest is any opportunity the employee has for a personal gain that may conflict with the activities, interests and image of Grupo Guararapes, as well as to carry out any other activity that conflicts with their work day.
The employee shall maintain the confidentiality of data they obtain during their activities in Grupo Guararapes, such as information about employees, businesses, clients, suppliers, company strategies, among others. Therefore, it is prohibited to use this information for private purposes or pass it on to third parties.
If any information needs to be disclosed outside the company, including academic papers that focus on the activities of Grupo Guararapes, it must be authorized by their immediate superior and the Ethics Committee.
This obligation of confidentiality will remain valid even after their employment has been terminated at Grupo Guararapes.
3.3 Absences and Leaving Work
The employee shall notify their line manager if they are delayed, absent or have left work.
3.4 Personal Details
All employees shall inform the company of any change in their personal details (address, telephone number, marital status, surname and dependents).
3.5 Intellectual Property
Intellectual property developed or created by any employee while carrying out their professional activities is owned by Grupo Guararapes, even after their employment or contractual relationship has been terminated.
3.6 Internal Trade
It is prohibited to trade products or services between employees on company premises.
3.7 Identification Badge and Time Clock
The identification badge is for personal use and is not transferable. It should be used in a visible place and in all company premises.
The identification badge must be swiped on the time clock according to the entry and exit times as provided for in their employment contract.
3.8 Working Day
Employees must strictly follow their working days. Overtime must be worked on exceptional occasions and only with the authorization of their superior, always respecting the collective agreements and/or agreements with unions in the region.
For external services, the employee must comply with the same workload as determined in their employment contract.
It is the responsibility of all employees to look after Grupo Guararapes assets, preserving and conserving materials, work tools and the safety of our installations, furniture and other equipment, only using them for professional activities and within the usage policy.
3.10 Private Passwords
It is prohibited to share passwords with co-workers to gain access to internal systems, since passwords are personal and non-transferable.
Employees should be careful not to use passwords that are easy to figure out, such as date of birth, parents' name, registration number, sequential numbers, etc.
3.11 Eletronic Media
It is prohibited to divulge and use the Grupo Guararapes electronic media for specific subjects, as well as sending or receiving jokes, chain messages, improper content or other files.
The resources and equipment used in professional activities are the property of the company and should be used for the exclusive use of its interest. Thus, in order to preserve this use, Grupo Guararapes reserves the right to control and monitor its contents and usage.
3.12. Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs
Grupo Guararapes does not allow its employees to consume or be under the effects of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs during the work day or at the workplace, including travel, events, training and business meals.
3.13. Press Relations
Statements can only be made and the press given information (verbal or written) with the authorization of the Marketing department or the Director of your department.
Requests to photograph our building facades or inside buildings must also be authorized by the Marketing department or Director of the department to be photographed.
3.14. Personal Presentation and Uniform
Employees, in carrying out their professional activities, represent the image of Grupo Guararapes and, for this reason, must be suitably dressed, according to their function.
3.15. Comments and Suggestions
Grupo Guararapes supports and encourages the freedom of expression from all employees, in the form of comments or suggestions, so long as they are given to the departments responsible for resolving them.
3.16. Commercial Relationship with Former Employees
Former employees of Grupo Guararapes may only supply products or services to the company after a period of two years from their termination of employment and with the approval of the Legal Department.
3.17. Terminal of Employment
At the end of the employment contract, uniforms, identification badges, health care insurance cards and work tools (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, computers) must be returned.