Sustainability governance

Sustainability principles guide our way of working, our operations and how we behave towards stakeholders.

Progress towards our sustainability ambitions is driven on all levels of the operation. Our sustainability framework covers social, environmental and economic considerations and applies to all parts of the group:

 

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Code of Conduct defines the minimum level of acceptable conduct for all employees and business partners. The Code of Conduct is based on eight principles:

 

  • Fair competition
  • Anti-corruption
  • Impartiality
  • Human rights
  • Respect for the individual
  • Fair working conditions
  • Environmental consideration

 

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern slavery is fundamentally unacceptable within our business and supply chains and is an important element in our overall approach to business and human rights. Our Modern Slavery Statement has been developed in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out Nobia Groups commitment and actions to understand and prevent, as far as possible, the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place anywhere in our operations or supply chains. Nobia Group has a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery of any kind.

 

Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct states the expectations we have on all suppliers with whom we do business. Our supplier code of conduct contains requirements regarding:

  • Health & safety
  • Labour conditions
  • Child labour
  • Forced labour
  • Environmental impact
  • Timber form sustainable sources
  • Business ethics and anti-corruption

 

Policy for sustainable forestry

Wood is the main components of our products. Wood is a good material from a quality and environmental perspective, if it is legally produced and comes from responsibly managed forests. All our wood suppliers must comply with the EU Timber Regulation and our group wide Forest Management Policy and must sign a timber declaration. This declaration contains requirements regarding:

  • Compliance with forest legislation
  • Origin and details of source
  • No illegally harvested timber
  • No wood from intact natural forests or high conservation value forest
  • No timber from protected areas or from plantations in tropical and sub-tropical regions

Environmental and climate policy

We strive to promote climate and environmental consideration along our value chain. Our environmental and climate policy covers areas such as:

  • Legal compliance
  • Open and ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders
  • Sustainability as a focus area in our product development
  • Environmental requirements in the supply chain
  • Resource efficiency
  • Reduction of transport related carbon footprint
  • More sustainable packaging
  • Work environment where environmental consideration is integrated in daily work
  • Environmental and climate awareness in competence development

Code of Conduct

Modern slavery policy