We expect our most notable partners and suppliers to also commit to our corporate citizenship principles. As of 2015, almost half of our biggest suppliers have adopted the ISO 26000 standard’s recommendations for economic, social and environmental responsibility requirements.
Responsibility and environmental issues are raised at the negotiation phase
We address issues such as social responsibility and environmental friendliness at the very beginning of negotiations with potential new subcontractors and other suppliers. We consider it important that our supply chain reflects our values. We also conduct on-the-spot inspections to ensure that our suppliers meet our corporate citizenship requirements.
We expect our biggest suppliers to
- Abide by legislation.
- Respect human rights.
- Meet labour market requirements that prohibit, for example, the use of child labour and forced labour, abstain from hiring children under the age of 15 or young people who are still at school for dangerous jobs, respect the right of workers to join trade unions, abstain from direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, religion, social or ethnic origin or nationality, political views or any other personal trait protected by law and treat their employees with respect.
- Look after the health and safety of their employees.
- Respect the environment and take environmental considerations into account in their operations.
- Abstain from bribery or prohibited practices in their business.
- Abstain from offering unreasonable business benefits, such as gifts or hospitality, to Lappset’s employees, representatives or their family members.
- Abstain from money laundering or allowing others to use their funds for money laundering purposes.
- Follow the principles of fair play with regard to their competitors.
- Lappset has the right to carry out regular inspections of the partners included in its supply chain.
12 interfaces with the UN’s global goals