Business standards

Our business standards

Business ethics

We work with employees and business partners from all over the world. Ethical business conduct in all our operations is important in achieving our mission. Irrespective of country and business partner, we focus on securing the same basic rights for all people who take part in the production and support of our products and services worldwide. We focus on acting with integrity and high ethical standards and require the same of all our partners to avoid unethical business conduct.

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Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct applies to all our own operations as well as our supplier’s operations. We use this document to ensure familiarity with our view on ethical business conduct among our suppliers.

Read the code of conduct

Ethics guide

Our Ethics guide applies to all our employees. We use this document to ensure our employees, including officers and directors, familiarity with our guidelines on ethical business conduct.

Find our ethics guide

Training

We acknowledge that questions may arise on appropriate ethical business conduct. To avoid any doubt on how we want our employees to act, we put a lot of effort into communicating our ethics standards and training our employees. This is to ensure that the rules are known at all times.

Online control system

Once a year our employees are asked to re-read our Ethics Guide and sign off on their compliance with the guidelines. To make the guidelines easy to relate to we have included real life dilemmas.

E-learning

We have introduced e-learning courses within anti-corruption and competition compliance targeted at our top management, including our general managers, senior vice presidents and executive management.

Workshops

We supplement e-learning courses with regular face-to-face workshops for selected employee groups or sites. Both employees and managers attend the workshops. This training session allows diving into different dilemma scenarios as well as discussions on any questions employees may have. 

 

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Responsible sourcing

We require all our suppliers to comply with our code of conduct and we have processes in place to monitor if they do. It is essential to us that no violations occur. This is why we emphasize continuous dialog with our suppliers and conduct regular audits and site visits in high-risk parts of the world to avoid any such breaches.

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