Corporate Approach

<h2>Integrated Management Systems -Capability Statement<br /> &nbsp;</h2> <p>It is the policy of AEC to strive for operational excellence and supply its clients with a service that is above their expectation that complies with contractual and agreed requirements.</p> <p>Operations will follow applicable rules, regulations, and legislation. The integrated management system allows normal business decision-making processes to control monitor &amp; reduce risks andverify performance.</p> <p>AEC is striving to achieve the highest management standards with emphasis placed upon managing and controlling risks. AEC delivers a high-quality product, implements highly safe working practices, protects the environment and continuously improve the skills and performance of all involved to achieve Quality Excellence in friendly working environment.</p> <p>AEC is committed to enhancing client satisfaction, continual improvement, and effectiveness of the integrated management&nbsp;system. This integrated policy is appropriate for the organization and provides the framework for establishing objectives and targets. There is a constant drive to satisfy our clients, while&nbsp;always being mindful of our responsibility to our customers, employees and the community. This involves the active participation, endeavor, and ideas of all involved.</p> <p>These high standards of work will be achieved by operating to a quality and environmental integrated management system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The system is based on the attitude of AEC towards quality, industry standards, and client expectations.</p> <p>Compliance with this policy, objectives, procedures and work instructions is mandatory and binding upon all working for AEC.</p> <p>This Policy is communicated and understood within the organization and is available to the public, clients and interested parties and will be reviewed for continuing relevance .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Quality Assurance and Project Delivery</h2> <p><strong>(ISO 9001:2015)</strong></p> <p>AEC is an engineering services provider in the professional technical and management support field. AEC is proud to provide a wide range of services that includes Highways and Bridges Design, Utilities and Infrastructure Design, Contracts and Cost Consultancy, Construction and Program Management, Architectural and Electromechanical, Urban and Master Planning, Landscaping, and Transportation Planning.</p> <p>The Project Delivery System (PDS) serves as a guideline to all employees on how to approach a project. We, at AEC, takes pride in products delivered to our clients as both unique and consistent.<br /> Our PDS ensures our that products have been thoroughly revised and approved by the appropriate chain of command to deliver top quality consistent products every time. Employees within AEC easily adopt our PDS due to its easy and logical steps.</p> <p>AEC implements a PDS, which will serve as the single system for project delivery for all AEC employees. It will direct employees to the specific procedures, forms, and other materials needed for<br /> their activities, as well as information to successfully manage projects and comply with Integrated Management System (IMS) requirements. PDS applies to all AEC projects.</p> <p>The PDS document divides a project into four stages of delivery as follows:<br /> <img alt="" src="" style="float:right" /></p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Tendering and Proposal<br /> &bull;&ensp;Planning and Control<br /> &bull;&ensp;Execution<br /> &bull;&ensp;Close-Out</p> <p>Each stage of those is further divided into procedures to explain the steps that should be taken to complete the required work for any proposal/project. All necessary forms for each stage are also presented at the end of each section. The forms must be completed by the concerned person to ensure proper implementation of the mandatory steps. These forms ensure proper documentation of the work being carried out, which will also be used as a future reference.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Health, Safety and Environment</h2> <p><strong>(ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007)</strong></p> <p>It is the policy of AEC to ensure the health and safety of our employees and those around us. We aim to raise awareness in health, safety and environmental (HSE) practices throughout all activities we are involved in and in the communities around us.</p> <p>AEC strives to provide facilities and operations that do not contain unreasonable risk to either our employees or the communities benefiting from our services. We are also committed to protecting the environment and its natural resources.</p> <p>AEC is devoted to reducing its carbon footprint from any company related activities to the minimum, by reducing and monitoring energy, water, and any other natural resources consumption and to recycle and reduce waste. All operations will follow the applicable rules, regulations and legislation.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="float:right" /><br /> Our HSE Management Systems allow us to plan our business decision-making processes to control, monitor, reduce risks, and verify our performance. We will train our employees and raise&nbsp; awareness of the importance of health, safety, and the environment, to ensure our vision toprevent work-related illness &amp; injuries, or damages to any property or equipment, whether it is our own or belongs to the community, and prevent serious environmental impacts by our operations.</p> <p>Our employees will exercise sound judgment as to not place anyone in harm&rsquo;s way or endanger the environment. Employees will immediately ease activities the moment when they adversely affect health, safety or environment, and will report any accidents to their direct supervisor.</p> <p>AEC will strive to always improve our HSE procedures and performance by actively listening to suggestions and ideas from our employees and customers. We will also keep a keen eye on new practices that will help us continuously improve. We will recognize those who help and&nbsp;contribute to improve our performance. We will meet all our clients&rsquo; requirements as long as they do not conflict with our health, safety, and environment policy. We will not turn a blind eye on where no specific regulations exist but rather comply with AEC HSE policy.</p> <p><br /> <img alt="" src="" style="float:right" />These high standards of work will be achieved by operating to a safety, health, and environmental system that meets the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 &amp; OHSAS 18001:2007. The system is based on the attitude of AEC towards quality and environment safety, industry standards andClient expectations. Compliance with this policy, objectives, procedures and work instructions is mandatory and binding upon all working for AEC.</p> <p>This Policy is communicated and understood within the organization and is available to the public, clients and interested parties and will be reviewed for continuing relevance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Sustainability</h2> <p>AEC cares deeply about the impact our work leaves on our world and our communities. As a global citizen we are committed to our purpose to innovate, and sustain the world&rsquo;s built, natural and social environments.</p> <p>Our ultimate goals are derived from AEC&rsquo;s Core Values:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Help our clients be more successful in a changing future.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Operate all of our systems to reduce waste and consumption in order to maximize opportunity and innovation.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Build an inclusive corporate culture that understands sustainability as a framework for decision making to manage risk and create opportunity</p> <p>Sustainability is an idea that transcends all of our business sectors. It is as much about how we&nbsp;frame the questions as it is about what we do, and it brings with it tremendous opportunities to do more with less, to create value, to prosper and to optimize conditions for human development over time.</p> <p>Our strong commitment to sustainability guides our approach in everything we do, beginning with the moment we respond to a Request for Proposal and pull together the best minds and skill sets from our resources to examine the issues.</p> <p>On every project AEC seeks to mitigate risk by understanding the true financial, environmental, human and social impact of our actions we can improve and protect profit margins, brand value, shareholder standing, employee satisfaction and the ability to continue to be successful in the future. Manage complexity we understand that any intervention in one system has an impact, positive or negative, on another system. Everything is interconnected and interdependent. Understanding these relationships allows us to create value by fixing today&rsquo;s problem while simultaneously anticipating future growth or change.</p> <p>Sustainability for AEC is a business idea based on our understanding of the opportunities to create economic, social, environmental and human value while managing the risks posed by anuncertain future, AEC engages with our clients, employees, suppliers and local communities to implement transformational projects, provide thought leadership, and innovate.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="float:right; height:500px; width:313px" />An integrative idea drawing on our great diversity we collaborate with governments, local authorities, colleagues, the business community and not for profit institutions to help shape policy, approach and strategies to deliver more sustainable development in this region.</p> <p>Understand cumulative effects we have the ability to examine each issue in context, not just in depth, but also in breadth to anticipate the unintended consequences and interactions and minimize risk.</p> <p>Cope with uncertainty more than anything else, our clients need to be able to make the right decisions in the face of overwhelming uncertainty. With our vast range of resources, skill sets, experience and expertise across multiple business sectors, we have the ability to get the best possible answers by asking the right questions.</p> <p>An operational idea to support a successful, sustainable future for our clients&rsquo; business we recommend:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Ways to reduce CO2 emissions.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Encourage sustainable behavior in the workplace.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Provide solutions that promote efficiency and reduce consumption.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Minimize waste and encourage re-use and re-cycling wherever possible while ensuring value for money</p> <p>A corporate culture idea how we encourage our employees&rsquo; passion for creating a better world and empower<br /> them to try new ideas and approaches that solve more than one problem at a time, allows us to do more with&nbsp;less.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Corporate Social Responsibility</h2> <p>AEC has a continuous commitment to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of the life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.</p> <p>We believe that the successful long-term future of our business can only be achieved by working collaboratively with all our stakeholder and in their interests.</p> <p>AEC is committed to managing the Social Responsibility as an employer, and professional service provider to its clients by adopting operating principles which will provide guidance on:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Social &amp; Community Objectives</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Ethical Issues</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;People Commitment<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Social &amp; Community Objectives</strong></p> <p>We are committed to the communities in which we live and work. We understand the&nbsp; impacts we create on the local community in the everyday running of our business. Our direction:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Partnering with schools wherever AEC operates.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Encourage employees who like to involve themselves in public and charitable&nbsp;service.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Give our time and expertise for free to local community groups and voluntary&nbsp;organizations.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Aim to build long-term relationships with our suppliers and support small and local businesses.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;In our charitable giving, we aim to work together with charities and create a partnership that is in tune with our business values<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ethical Issues</strong></p> <p>AEC is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and institutional integrity. We seek to comply with all laws and regulations, accounting standards, and ethical guidelines. We abide by a set of global values and our foremost standards of conduct are integrity and respect, collaboration and trust. Our direction:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;A Code of Business Conduct whereby our employees are expected to follow a high standard of behavior at all times, both professionally and personally.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;All employees are encouraged to report any concerns they may have about unethical, dishonest, unsafe or inappropriate behavior in the workplace.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;A zero-tolerance approach to harassment or unwanted behavior or conduct that a recipient finds intimidating, upsetting, embarrassing, humiliating or offensive, or that violates a person&rsquo;s dignity<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>People Commitment</strong></p> <p>AEC strives to treat all stakeholders with respect and dignity. We strive to find solutions by looking at the issues together. Our direction:</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;People are the bedrock of our business and we encourage lifelong learning throughout the firm. We extend this ethos to our relationships with clients.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Respect our people and encourage their development and training.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Aim to be a firm that is fully supportive of a diverse workforce including both gender and ethnicity.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Consider the health and wellbeing and the work-life balance of our people.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Aim to empower our people; we will consult and provide two-way communication for all matters.</p> <p>&bull;&ensp;Recognize individual contributions and reward our people fairly</p>