Ethics Charter

The "On the road to School" is a practical way for Colas and selected local associations to make a genuine contribution. The actions of Colas, its employees and their families must directly or indirectly help the children involved in the programme to attend school.


THE CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAMME

This project is centered on the children and is designed to give them a future by providing access to education.

To bring home to people what childhood means in some emerging countries, it is the children (of Colas employees) themselves who will provide some reports having visited these countries to experience daily life.

Everything published about the programme, including comments from children, will be treated with respect and dignity and in ways that will not put them in danger.

COLAS UNDERTAKES TO MAINTAIN THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES

  • Children will not be featured in any situations that could degrade or embarrass them.
  • The names of the children will be changed, their contact details will be confidential and their privacy maintained.
  • No pictures will be broadcast without consent from the children and their parents.
  • The treatment of handicaps of any kind (illness, poverty, etc) will be handled with delicacy, and without humour or voyeurism.
  • The children will not be contacted directly other than by the employee in the course of the report
  • Colas will not use these pictures for publicity purposes.