Our Five Focus Areas
One of our most important tasks is to promote good working conditions for the people involved in the manufacturing of our products. Our Code of Conduct outlines the ethics and practices that we want to promote throughout the supply chain. It is based on and follows the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, key UN conventions as well as International Labour Organization conventions and recommendations. Our compliance programme serves to identify and address labour rights and human rights issues at the factories, and we work with suppliers to make continuous improvements.
TRAINING & INFORMATION FOR WORKERS
We have always believed in developing strong relationships with our suppliers as the common understanding and respect for one another makes it possible to develop our businesses in a sustainable way. Therefore, we favour suppliers who understand the value of and work towards making long-term sustainable improvements.
We train and support suppliers and their workers in various areas such as:
- Fire safety
- Health and safety
- Social dialogue in the workplace
- Workers’ rights and responsibilities
- Nutrition and hygiene
Some of the training is carried out by our own local sustainability teams, other training is done in collaboration with external collaboration partners specialised within the specific area.