Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct applies to all of us who work in Ernströmgruppen and is a platform on which all policies and rules are based. The Code of Conduct exists to provide clarity by establishing guidelines for us to work by, so that each business is run in a way that we can stand up for. In other words, in an ethically correct way.

In the Code of Conduct, you can read about Ernströmgruppens expectations in regard of behaviour towards employees, customers, business partners and stakeholders. It is, so to speak, an extension of our fundamental values and principles and gives a clear picture of the consequences they have in our daily work.

For the sake of simplicity, we have integrated a number of guidelines into the Code of Conduct:

  • Gender Equality Policy, Diversity Policy and Inclusion Policy
  • Work environment policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Quality Policy

In addition to the policies we have integrated into the Code of Conduct, we have the following policies:

  • Anti-Corruption Policy
  • Sanctions Policy
  • Communication policy
  • Human Resources Policy
  • Information Security Policy
  • GDPR Policy

It may happen that the laws and regulations in a country go further and are formulated even more strictly than our Code of Conduct. In these cases, of course, the laws and regulations of the country in question apply.

The Code of Conduct is based on internationally agreed rules, namely the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. These state that all companies must maintain a set of basic guidelines on human rights, working conditions, the external environment and corruption – within the framework they can influence.

The Code of Conduct applies to everyone in Ernströmgruppen

The Code of Conduct applies to all employees in all companies and countries where we do business in any form.

Managers have a special responsibility to act as role models and to ensure that the Code of Conduct is followed. All managers within the Ernströmgruppen are therefore responsible for informing and presenting the content within their respective organization.

Managers are responsible for ensuring that the Code of Conduct is followed and report behaviors and instances where it is not followed. Each individual employee is also required to report. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action.

The Code of Conduct must be applied every day. It is also reviewed regularly to ensure that it is always current and updated. The Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Ernströmgruppen Board of Directors and only the Board of Directors may revoke or amend it.