While we strive for growth, it is very important for us to act responsibly in all aspects touched by our business. We recognize that we bear a great deal of responsibility in relation to the social, economic, and climatic challenges we face today – but we also see a great opportunity to positively influence these challenges. It is one of our highest priorities that our work with sustainability is rooted in our company at all levels and it is a core value for us that there is transparency and responsibility in the way we do business
WHAT WE DO?
As basis, we comply with national regulations. We are also fully aware of our responsibilities to sustainable social, environmental, and economic development. We will continuously identify, prevent, or mitigate the potential adverse impacts on internationally agreed principles for sustainable development; human rights, including labor rights, the environment and anti-corruption, that we may cause or contribute to. When actual impacts occur, we will provide for access to remedy. We make our commitment to the principles referenced in UN Global Compact operational by applying the global standard from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD); and we will account for our actions.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OTHERS?
We expect our employees to act in compliance with this commitment. Employees shall act to prevent or mitigate and raise concerns with their management if they identify potential or actual adverse impacts involving our services or our business relationships.
We will also seek to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts that may be directly linked to our operations or services by our business relationships. We will do this by raising the expectation that they commit to identifying, preventing and mitigation adverse impacts on human rights, the environment and anti-corruption that they might cause or contribute to, and we expect of our business relationships that they address such adverse impacts, should they arise. Should adverse impacts occur in our value chain, we will use or build our leverage to make the business in question cease the impacts and demonstrate respect for human rights, environmental and anti-corruption principles.
EMBEDDING THE COMMITMENT IN ALL WE DO
Our commitment is publicly available and we will continuously communicate it internally and externally. Every two years we will revisit the commitment and ensure that it is continuously embedded in all our policies and processes.