Our Ethics Program
The DGC International Ethics Program ensures that our company values are reflected in every decision we make. We are able to achieve our ambitions and goals while adhering to the highest level of ethical standards.
DGCI’s Supply Chain Transparency
The importance of our international supply chain can pose significant ethical challenges. We take many precautions to ensure that each step of our supply chain conforms to all applicable legal and ethical standards.
The most important element we promote is transparency. We establish a strong sense of accountability and limit the possibilities for errors and inefficiencies by ensuring that every aspect of our supply chain is visible and fully documented.
Code of Ethics
At DGC International, reputation is invaluable. As a client-focused company, our reputation is earned, not given.
Our clients trust us to deliver business results with the expectation that we do so in an ethical, responsible manner.
Our employees work towards building upon continued trust with every client interaction, as set by the Code of Conduct that governs DGC International.
DGC International is a proud member of the Defense Industry Initiative (DII). DII is a non-profit organization that combines the common dedication to a culture and practice of ethics and integrity in all business dealings with the United States Department of Defense.
DGC International is TRACE certified. TRACE International, the world’s leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, pools resources to provide members with anti-bribery compliance support.
DGC International firmly believes in continuing to improve upon a strong ethical foundation. Our success is dependent on a strong moral and ethical framework.DOWNLOAD
If you are interested in more information about the DGCI Ethics Standard, please feel to contact us through our standard phone and email channels.
One of the most compelling aspects of the DGCI Responsibility Program is its expansive scope.
We view our commitment to our clients and colleagues as a promise to ensure our ethical, transparent, and fiscally-responsible standards.
The DGCI Framework
In order to maintain a wholistic approach to personal growth and development, we utilize a four-part framework. We implement this framework to organize all of our activities in order to address the needs of all individuals across different stages in life.
Ensuring that the needs and necessities of future generations are met
Cultivating people across the globe through knowledge and training
Continuously providing international opportunities in different fields through specialized training
Promoting leadership to encourage self-growth, guiding future generations
Making a Difference
We take pride in changing the lives of our employees, business partners, colleagues and those who are involved in our outreach programs.
We select, plan and carry out our programs with great care. We:
- Build carefully on the results of prior activities
- Assess each program to align with the company’s overall strategies
- Ensure that all initiatives are completely congruent with the company’s mission, vision, and values
- Establish realistic timelines and milestones
- Enlist the services of an internal “champion” to steer each major activity
- Create and monitor program metrics for each activity
Supporting Our Communities
DGCI believes that its business operations must always consider the aspects of community support, involvement, and upliftment. In the United States, our involvement with AUSA and the Memorial Day Flowers program help support veterans and their families in a variety of ways. This includes re-training efforts and ongoing commemorations of those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.
On a global scale, we contribute to the well-being of communities by locally sourcing materials whenever possible. We also offer secure, well-paid employment and job-related training to local individuals. This enables them to care for their families while making improvements to their community infrastructure.
To organize and execute certain charitable programs, DGCI turns to the services of its sister organization, the Zamani Foundation.
The Zamani Foundation (www.thezamanifoundation.org) offers education, opportunity, and hope to the disadvantaged around the world – and an opportunity for people everywhere to become engaged in charitable endeavors that speak to their personal concerns and passions.
Most of the Foundation’s activities are directed at the first charitable pillar of Engagement (food, water, shelter, and clothing).
Passion is our mission. Change is our destiny. Together, we’ll make a better world.
DGCI believes diversity is essential to gather different perspectives and backgrounds, which enables us to serve our clients the best way possible.
As a multi-national company, we are constantly looking for ways promote both diversity and inclusiveness.
As an advocate of the International Stability Operations Association Code of Conduct, DGCI has pledged to “respect the dignity of all human beings and adhere to all applicable international humanitarian and human rights laws.”
Moreover, as a TRACE certified company, we are held to strict anti-corruption standards that include prohibitions against human trafficking and other violations of human rights.
Beyond those legal obligations, however, DGCI strives daily – through its operations, personnel policies, and social interactions – to uphold each of the powerful Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We believe, as the preamble says, that the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
At DGCI, workforce development is multi-dimensional. It encompasses initial orientations, technical training, supervisory/managerial training, and executive coaching.
Development efforts often involve on-the-job training, but can also involve classes or other presentation media.
At DGCI, we strive to be more than just a workplace. We aim to be the vehicle that will drive our team’s personal and professional ambitions.
If you’re interested in creating your own career path, why not check out what DGCI has to offer?
DGCI has gone far beyond lip service to the premise that “people are our most important product.” Here, we ensure that our employees have the opportunity, training, managerial support, tools, and protective equipment to perform their work in safe and wholesome environments.
From safety briefings, to hard hats, to ergonomic office equipment, to sensible sick leave policies, we go the extra mile to ensure that our workforce is both protected and productive.
Have an idea to improve our policies and procedures in this area? We’d like to hear from you!
DGCI is committed to reducing our global environmental impacts across our business, from increasing our recycling goals to decreasing our use of natural resources and energy usage. Our environmental policies encourage efficiency, reducing costs and ensuring we remain compliant with all relevant environmental laws and regulations.
We believe that protecting the environment and strengthening the communities in which we work helps our long-term business prospects and improves our client relationships. This “commitment to good” is part of our ethical code, and is promoted at all levels of the company.
Because of the nature of much of our work,environmental management planning is a key aspect of DGCI operations. Checklists, such as the Waste Water Hazards Inspection Checklist referenced here, help us meet our commitment to protection of the environment as we run a service-driven and profitable business operation.
- ISO 9001:2015
- Dun & Bradstreet Platinum Rating
- AMCHAM Korea
- AMCHAM Afghanistan
DGCI believes that both industry and client awards are more than recognition – they are a result of superior service and innovation. These factors are a direct outgrow of our company’s values and ethical code.
2017 Inc. 500
On August 2017, DGC International ranked #20 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America. Additionally, DGCI ranked #1 in Government Services, Virginia and Washington D.C. companies.
2018 Inc. 500
DGC International ranked #11 on the 2018 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S. Likewise, DGCI ranked #1 in Government Services, Washington D.C. and Virginia companies.
Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies
In 2018, DGC International ranked #1 in the list of fastest growing companies by the Washington Business Journal. This award recognizes the amazing growth DGCI experienced between 2015 and 2017.
Three DGC International fuel professionals were recognized at the 2019
National Petroleum Management Association Annual Awards banquet. They
provided outstanding fuel support to our U.S. and Coalition Forces in the
The three professionals being recognized are:
- Adrian Isaacs – Quality and Safety Manager of the Year
- Eric Bridges – Maintenance Manager of the Year
- Jamie Flett – Facilities Manager of the Year
Management Team of the Year
The American Business Awards Organization recognized DGCI with a Silver Stevie Award in 2018. This recognition highlights the accomplishments and dedication the DGCI leadership team has towards the company.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Mustafa Zamani, President of DGC International, was awarded with a Bronze Stevie Award. This award was presented by the American Business Awards Organization in 2018 in recognition of his relentless efforts to make an impactful difference within his team.
Fastest Growing Company of the Year
In 2018 the American Business Awards Organization recognized DGC International with a Gold Stevie Award in the “Fastest Growing Company of the Year” Category. This award showcases DGCI’s commitment towards expanding our horizon into new regions worldwide.
Washington Technology ranked DGC International #26 for Small Business Contractors in the Government in August 2013. This ranking is measured by the multi-year compound growth rate.
Exceptional Operations Service Certificate
The Senior Representatives of Operation Resolute Support – Afghanistan Combined Joint Seven (RS-CJ7) presented DGC International the Exceptional Operations Service Certificate. On January 2016, the certificate was given in recognition of outstanding support to the Afghan National Law Enforcement Mission.
Certificate of Appreciation 1
For his leadership, dedication to duty and professionalism, DGC International Site Manager Emamuldin Niazi was presented a Certificate of Appreciation while serving at the Mazar-e-Sharif International Airport.
Certificate of Appreciation 2
DGC International was recognized for the outstanding work performed to establish the Logistics Department and Afghan National Army Logistics Command. In return, a Certificate of Appreciation was presented to DGCI in August 2016 by The Afghanistan Ministry of National Defense.
The DGCI Hotline
DGC International is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. We are committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. To place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third-party hotline provider. You may call the numbers below or make a web-based report at http://dgci.ethicspoint.com
Dial the respective Hotline number (Collect and Direct Access Hotlines have to be initiated from their respective countries)
Iraq, Somalia, and Tajikistan do not have telephony solutions available. To make a report in these locations, you will need to use the Web Intake Site.
- United States: 844-592-2053
- Afghanistan: 503-268-5715 (Collect)
- Colombia: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 01-800-911-0010 or 01-800-911-0011 (Spanish Operator)
- Djibouti: 503-268-5717 (Collect)
- Ecuador: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 1-800-225-528 or 1-999-119 (Spanish Operator)
- Honduras: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 800-0123 (Spanish Operator)
- Jordan: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 1-880-0000
- Mali: 503-268-5718 (Collect)
- Nigeria: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 0-708-060-1816
- Pakistan: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 00-800-01-001 (Not available from cellular phones)
- Peru: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 0-800-50-288 or 0-800-50-000 (Spanish Operator)
- United Arab Emirates: 844-592-2053, Access Code: 8000-021 or 8000-555-66 (du) or 8000-061 (Military-USO and Cellular)
The purpose of the hotline is to:
- Communicate the DGC International values and standards of ethical business conduct to employees
- Inform employees of company policies and procedures regarding ethical business conduct
- Establish a central resource to assist employees in obtaining advice and solutions regarding compliance with the DGC International Code of Conduct
- Establish companywide a culture of ethical behavior and shared responsibility in meeting ethical standards
Toll free telephone: 1-800-995-2188