The key principles of our compliance program are defined in the Code of Conduct which outlines our position on a wide range of topics. The Code of Conduct applies to all of our employees, whether full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary. It also applies to the members of the board of directors.
We are proud to say that the document is translated into more than 15 languages and distributed to every corner of the world where we operate.
All of our business partners, including customers, suppliers, distributors, agents, intermediaries, resellers, consultants, contractors, associates, lobbyists and joint venture partners are recognized as important members of the worldwide team contributing to our success.
We expect all our business partners to commit to doing business ethically, sustainably and responsibly.
The purpose with our ethics and compliance commitment is to share insight into our program for preventing corruption and human rights abuse and to promote a culture in which corruption and abuse are difficult to perpetrate. It has been created for the benefit of our stakeholders who want to invest in our mission and vision. We have categorized our stakeholders into five main groups: employees, business partners, farmers, investors, and society.
Taking an active stance against human rights abuse is more than a corporate initiative, it’s a moral obligation. Our business activities can impact human rights in both our own operations as well as our business partners’, and we therefore have a responsibility and duty to uphold human rights.
We follow the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and aim to continuously improve our work in this area. Our approach is driven by qualitative and quantitative factors, allowing us to proactively monitor human rights risks wherever we do business.
Conducting our own operations in an ethical and compliant manner is not enough. In order to drive change, we must ensure our partners stay in line with our mission.
Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) is the process of assessing the integrity of prospective, new and existing Business Partners. During assessment, we may identify actual or possible risks related to corruption or human rights. We always evaluate potential new business partners according to pre-defined risk factors to make sure they comply with our ethical standards.
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