Our Code of Business conduct clearly states our position in relation to legal compliance, ethical standards and our commitment to our people.
Our key objective is to ensure that we operate our business in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
Our Code of Business Conduct is highly valued and based upon the following International conventions and codes:
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (core conventions)
UN Declaration on Fundamental Human Rights
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
UN Global Compact
Each of our companies and their employees apply the code. We make clear that personal and professional integrity is the responsibility of each employee. In addition to the code of business conduct, employees can report (potential) wrongdoing by following the Good Faith Reporting Policy Statement ‘Whistleblower Code’.
We have also created specific policy statements in key areas of sustainability to improve our performance. These policy statements cover Environment, Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Sourcing, Social Citizenship and Health and Safety issues.