Responsible business and governance

As a globally operating company, we recognise our responsibility to respect international standards and practices. Nilörn is a signatory to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative. As a signatory, we voluntarily agree to align our operations and strategies with UNGC 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, – as part of our strategy, culture and daily operations. The UN Global Compact is the largest sustainability initiative with more than 12,000 participating companies and organisations in over 160 countries.

Nilörn’s CSR and Sustainability Advisory Team (CSAT) was established in 2018. The aim of the group is to further integrate CSR and sustainability in the daily operations of the organisation, to spread knowledge and share experiences. It is a tool for anchoring the goals throughout the organisation. The team consists of staff from different Nilörn offices, representing the design, product development, production, purchasing, sales, and CSR departments.

In order to base our daily work on that sustainability vision, we have developed a number of internal policies that support our vision and values.

Nilörn Internal Policies

Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

It provides a guide to the values, behaviours and ways of working for all Nilörn employees, it guides our daily work and cover areas such as compliance with law, respect in the workplace, protection of company property, professionalism, anti-corruption, job duties, teamwork and communication.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental policy

Based on our commitment to sustainability these policies aims to lay the foundation for how we work with social, environmental and ethical responsibility. They are our internal guidelines and applies to all Nilörn employees.

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Anti-corruption policy

Our Anti-corruption policy contains the organisation’s mandatory rules and restrictions regarding gifts and other signs of appreciation. It also describes the procedures for employees to raise any ethical questions or report any breaches or suspected breaches of the company’s Code of Conduct.

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Human Rights Policy

Nilörn’s approach to human rights is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Businesses and Human Rights and the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework. The Human Rights Policy applies to all Nilörn employees. It also applies to, as far as reasonably achievable, our upstream and downstream supply chain through suppliers and business partners.

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Modern Slavery Statement

Since 2017, Nilörn publishes a statement in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, detailing the steps we are taking to mitigate the risk of modern slavery occurring in the supply chain and business operations. The statement is published on the Nilörn website. It reflects our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in any form and the different forms of modern slavery are covered by the focus areas of our supply chain audits.

Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Statement

Policy on Raw Materials with Animal Origin

As a supplier of labels and branding products made from materials that are sometimes of animal origin, we recognise our responsibility to protect animal welfare. Nilörn works to secure materials from responsible sources and with respect for animal welfare. All suppliers or companies subscribing to this policy must follow national and international legislation regarding animal welfare. Animal-based materials are only obtained as a by-product and not for the sole purpose of the slaughter of an animal, and never from vulnerable or endangered species.

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Supplier Code of Conduct

It serves as a common foundation for us and our suppliers in terms of acting in a responsible manner, including focusing on social responsibility and good working conditions. Companies applying this code are also expected to comply with national and other applicable law and not be involved in any act of corruption, extortion, or embezzlement, or in any form of bribery.

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