To be the leading Quantity Survey and Project Management firm in Kenya and Africa as a whole.
- To develop, improve and increase quality and total value of our services.
- To become a market leader through continuous innovation, customer focus and to provide the highest quality services
- To maintain a highly motivated and well trained human resource base.
Our primary objective is to engage efficiency, responsibility and safety in quantity survey consulting services in Kenya and beyond. The firm seeks a high standard of performance with the aim to further the long-term benefits of its directors, its employees, its customers and the society it does business with.
We aim to develop and protect investments and interests of our customer in accordance to their objectives and guideline We operate at all times with integrity bearing in mind that Africost has a clear important duty to care in its dealings with our client’s investments and interests.
We provide all employees with a proper working environment that is safe, healthy, with all the necessary working equipment and on competitive conditions of service with equal opportunity basis. We in turn develop in optimal manner skills, talents and potentials of our employees, while paying attention to recruitment ensuring that they fit to criteria. We respect the rights of all employees as provided by law and do not condone any form of discrimination.
We seek mutually beneficial relationships with our customers, service providers and fellow consultant companies. We ensure that all our services abide by international standards. Honesty is key in all transactions and in as much as we have the right to use our skills and resources to increase our presence in the market, we make sure that we never use unfair pricing, collusion or other contentious modes of operation with the aim of suppressing our competitors and surcharging our customers. To this end we employ world-accepted professional standards in all areas of our operation as set by BORAQS (Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors)
We strive to conduct our business in a proper and lawful manner as expected of responsible corporate citizens in Kenya and the East African region in general. We make it our priority to observe the laws applicable to the conduct of Basic Law, paying proper regard to health, safety and the environment consistent to our commitment and contribution to sustainable development.
We respect the established authorities in each of our host countries, and work in line with the government agencies in all the businesses we conduct. We respect people’s cultures in their various countries and we are not politically aligned to any party.
We at Africost Kenya we operate on the principles of honesty, integrity and fairness with the same expectations from our clients, fellow consultants and suppliers. Our contracting policies are on the open basis of open and competitive bidding with transparent procedures that provide equal opportunities to all qualified suppliers. We follow all established and recognised procedures and standards ensuring openness, maintaining integrity of accounts and are subject to audit.
Code of Conduct
At Africost we do not directly or indirectly offer, solicit, accept or pay bribes in any shape or form and we ensure that we do not put ourselves in situations that are compromising in anyway and detrimental to the firm’s interests. Employees do not take advantage, for their own or others profit, of their position in the firm or of information gained in the course of their employment. They have a duty to notify the firm of any outside interests which could, either directly or indirectly, present them with conflicts of interest, or which involve them in a commercial relationship with the firm.
Our Stand On
The importance of the firm’s activities and the need for open communication is fully recognized. We endeavour to disclose as much information as is possible about our activities to legitimately interested parties, subject to any over-riding consideration of confidentiality proper to the protection of the firm’s interests and to the interests of their parties.
In their line of duty, we recognize the rights that our employees have access to information on our business relevant to their various areas of operation. We, however expect that all information gained is kept limited to the confines of the firm and never disclosed to any unauthorised parties without the express permission from the firm’s management.
Employees do not directly or indirectly work or consult for a competitor or engage in any activities that are competitive to Africost’s business interests. Similarly, employees do not utilize customer lists or contacts to market their own services, even if they are not competing with Africost. All Africost Kenya employees shall avoid having a material financial interest in any company where that interest might conflict with the firm’s business concerns. Employees are permitted to give or accept gifts only within acceptable limits. However, personal gifts or favoured treatment that is expressly or tactically conditional to obtaining favours in exchange are not permitted.
The Quality of services is maintained to the highest professional standards. The principal partner is responsible for standards of compliance, and all other issues relating to quality. We are committed to providing high quality services that meet international recognized standards, specifications and practices. We recognize the sovereignty of the customer as our driving force, and endeavour to create value in all the services we provide, while committing ourselves as a team to attaining and exceeding the expectations of our customers, employees and directors.