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Ethical Standards & Social Inclusion – People

“Providing civic space to bring the community together” – Legacy Restored, a religious and …
“Providing civic space to bring the community together” – Legacy Restored, a religious and secular complex in Niger, encourages social inclusion, local artisanship, traditional building techniques, and materials produced in situ. The Global Holcim Awards Silver winning mosque and community center by Yasaman Esmaili & Mariam Kamara also promotes the education of women and their presence within the community.

Definition – Ethical standards and social inclusion – People

Projects must adhere to the highest ethical standards and promote social inclusion at all stages of construction, from planning and building to use and servicing. To ensure an enduring positive impact on communities, proposals must demonstrate how they enhance the collective realm and contribute to an affordable and socially inclusive habitat, including the fair distribution of any related revenue.

  • Adherence to ethical standards in all phases of the project.
  • Contributions to the formation of socially-viable environments, strengthening of shared values and empowerment of communities.
  • Participation of stakeholders, including users, clients, neighborhood affiliations, co-operative members, local authorities, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Quality of working conditions in the construction industry, including requisite on-site amenities for workers; and specific attention also given to fair compensation, adequate benefits, sanitation, safety, as well as gender and ethnic equality.
  • Political transparency, unbiased tender processes, commitment to principled interaction among involved parties, code of conduct for contractors and suppliers, and just business practices, all in the effort to prevent corruption at every level.
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