The SAAM Group is not one man army. It is not about an individual; rather it’s about a team that you have to work with. The most valuable asset of the group is the team and the team leader who is willing to do everything that needs to be done to make dreams come true.
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT
Dedication to quality is a way of life at our company, so much so that it goes for beyond rhetorical slogans. It is the objectives of SAAM Group to produce and import/export products and services of the highest quality. In its activities the company will pursue goals aimed at the achievement of quality excellence and succeed as a profitable business. These results will be derived from the dedication efforts of each employee in conjunction with supportive participation from management at all levels of the company. The SAAM Group is aiming to pay its role in the economic development of the country and to enhance the living standard of the people.
1. SAAM Group remains a leading importer/exporter supplier and manufacturer of Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical products, foods/beverages and dry fruits.
2. Satisfy our customers by meeting their expectation and needs, both in terms of product quality and service.
3. Carry out optimum utilization of available resources for innovation and continuous improvement in product quality.
4. Look after our people well.
5. Maintain excellent relationship with our suppliers.
6. Remain committed to our responsibilities towards our shareholders.
7. Fulfill our social responsibilities and to work for the betterment of environment.
We shall accomplish our mission in the following manner:
We would continue to focus our attention on our customers by understanding and assessing their present and future needs and providing them maximum satisfaction through excellent quality, right prices and in time delivery.
Our products shall continue to remain exceptionally good and should serve as a bench mark of quality.
We would continue to treat our suppliers as partners and work hand in hand with them to seek continuous improvement in the quality of inputs and services. This kind of relationship is to our mutual advantage and benefits.
We would ensure safety and health of our employees through better environmental conditions at our work place and would continue to treat them as our greatest source of strength. Their vitality, motivation level, commitment to job, professional skills and expertise will always play a significant role in our success. We would continue to take care of our people and respect their dignity and would endeavor to improve the prevailing positive culture that encourages and appreciates teamwork and individual’s ingenuity. The environment shall provide continuous learning opportunities for the employees to grow and to work for the ultimate benefit of the organization.
We would remain deeply conscious of our responsibilities towards our shareholders and shall conduct the company operation prudently to maximize profitability and organizational growth and to ensure adequate long term investment returns.
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
SAAM Group would not engage in any activities which go against the interest of the community and society at large. We would continue to realize our social responsibilities towards the community through participation and social welfare programs for a cleaner environment.
CODE OF CUNDUCT
CODE OF CUNDUCT OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND CORPORATE VALUES
1 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EMPLOYEES
SAAM Grouptakes pride in the strong personal commitment shown by our people and their excellent achievements which is the outcome of that commitment. But this level of cooperation is achieved only in a climate of trust and mutual respect. Our dealings with our fellow employees, directors, managers, supervisors or subordinates – are conducted as with partners, wherein an individual’s behavior is governed by an overriding commitment to the company’s success.
Our relationship with our fellow company employees is as members of a winning team. No individual can let his/her own priorities supersede those of the company.
The company’s commitment to care for people is manifested in the workplace through a variety of programs designed to promote and reward individual and team achievements. We encourage them to advances as far as they can make meaningful contribution t9 the success of the company.
2 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMPANY
We strive to adhere to the company’s guidelines and objectives and to give our best efforts to improve its performance. We recognize the trust and confidence placed in us and we act with integrity and honesty in all situations to preserve that trust and confidence. Thus we avoid conflicts of interest and other situations that are potentially harmful to the progress of the Company.
The results of operations and the financial position of our Company are recorded in accordance with the provisions of the law and international Financial Reporting Standards and other regulations as specified from time to time by the regulatory authorities and professional bodies. It is Company’s policy as well as requirement of law, to maintain books, records and accounts in reasonable detail accurately and fairly, to reflect the business transaction and disposition of assets of the company.
Company’s assets, facilities or services are used only for lawful, proper and authorized purposes. Obviously the theft of money, property or services is strictly prohibited. The company’s equipment, systems, facilities and supplies are used only for conducting the Company’s business or for purposes authorized by the management.
3 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BUSINESS ENTITIES
Each of us is responsible for how we are perceived by suppliers, customers and clients. It is essential that we maintain our reputation for honesty and fair dealing with these groups.
Our aim in conducting our purchasing operations is to ensure continuing, reliable sources of supply, honest dealing with customers, suppliers and clients is essential to sound lasting relationships. Thus we view our suppliers, customers and clients as partners and expect them to make a reasonable profit.
We respect the patents, trademarks and copyrights of others; it is the Company’s policy not to knowingly infringe these intellectual property rights of others. It is also the Company’s policy to respect the trade secrets and proprietary information of others. This is particularly pertinent if we have knowledge of trade secrets and proprietary information of a former employer. If any question should arise in this area, we would consult our unit’s legal counsel or the Patent Department.
4 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CUSTOMERS
SAAM Group reputation has been built upon the quality and safety of our products. Our commitment to quality and safety is essential to the continued growth and success of our Company.
We are committed to ensuring that consumers can continue to trust the Company’s products for their reliability, quality and superior performance.
The products sold by the company must not only meet all safety standards set by law but should also conform to more stringent Company standards.
We participate in programs to provide prompt assistance to consumers in case of product tampering or misuse. Health, safety and well-being of our customers are of paramount concern to us.
One of the most important aspects of our business is honest promotion of our business activities.
5 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT AND THE LAW
The Company supports free enterprise and a competitive market system. The company policy is to comply fully with all applicable laws irrespective of the extent to which they are enforced. The Company co-operates fully with all government and regulatory bodies and is committed to high standards of corporate governance. We appreciate that penalty for non-compliance can be severe and can involve criminal offences.
6 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIETY
The company strives to be a contributing member of the global community. We are citizens of each locality where we operate and, like individual citizens, have civic responsibilities to support the health, the education and the welfare of the community.
It is our goal to take part in projects to further the welfare of the community. Such projects include participating in charitable drives and assuming responsibility for aiding the poor, injured and homeless at the time of national disaster.
The Company is committed to respect human rights. To that end, the company practices and seeks to work with business partners who promote following standards:
Working with governments and communities in which we do business, to improve the educational, cultural economic and social well- being in these communities.
Equal opportunity for employees at all levels with respect to issues such as color, race, gender, age, ethnicity or religious beliefs:
Paying employees’ wages which enable them to meet at least their basic needs and providing employees the opportunity to improve their skills and capabilities.
7 OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SHAREHOLDERS
We strive to serve the best interests of our shareholders to provide consistent growth and a fair rate of return on their investment, to maintain our position and reputation as a leading company, to protect shareholder investments and to provide full and timely information. By conducting our business in accordance with the principles of fairness, decency and integrity set forth here, we help to build shareholder value.
8 RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE
In accepting employment with the Company, each of us becomes accountable for compliance with this code of conduct, with all laws and regulations.
Managers are responsible for communicating these standards to employees, for ensuring that they understand and abide by them, and for creating a climate where employees can discuss ethical and legal issues freely.
Treating people with sincerity has won me trust and support from countless customers and business associates, and has established the foundation of the growth of SAAM Group.
“As a Group, our driving goal is to grow, succeed and become a leader in every business that we engage in, whilst adhering to our values of integrity, respect and commitment to excellence.
We bring our traditional family values of fairness, honesty and trust to bear on modern and innovative ways of working and developing our business and associated relationships.
We have grown to become one of the leading business group in the Country through sound financial management, a talented human resource pool, and the ability to create and avail business opportunities that fit our values. This has resulted in the Group assuming a leadership position in several of the businesses.
We will continue to build partnerships with our customers, through knowledge, ingenuity and commitment of our people as well as through the products and services we offer.
We have always adopted the best management practices and acquired/used latest technologies to improve our business efficiencies and achieve economies of scale.
Our goal is not just to build a great enterprise for our stakeholders but also to enrich and give back to the communities in which we operate. We ensure that as our businesses grow, the communities around us get the right opportunities to develop as well.
As a successful entrepreneur and good corporate citizen, we continue to play our role in the economic development of Afghanistan. We care for the environment, communities and business associates”