Our social responsibility

Höganäs aims to be a good citizen wherever we operate, always upholding high standards in human rights, labour rights, anti-corruption and environmental protection. This commitment also extends to our partners.

We are a global business, but our operations have a significant impact on many local communities. The way we see it, we thrive when the community thrives. Dialogue, transparency and partnerships are essential when interacting with the societies we do business in. We actively seek out and listen to input from the communities in which we operate, but this is still an area where we need to improve.

At all of our global production sites, we are engaged with local communities and we support local organizations. 

Business ethics and anti-corruption

Höganäs has throughout its history been committed to high ethical standards in all business relations – a strong tradition that we need to protect carefully. We take a stance against all forms of corruption and unethical business behaviour.

We make sure that our own operations live up to our Code of Conduct through training and internal control mechanisms, such as self-assessments, audits and whistleblowing procedures. 

To keep pace with changes in the world and in our markets, the Code of Conduct and Anti-bribery policy is regularly reviewed, updated and reissued to ensure its relevancy and comprehensiveness.

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Encouragement to speak up, whistleblower function

Our Code of Conduct sets the tone for how we conduct business globally. We are committed to always comply with laws and our internal regulations. We have zero tolerance for corruption and we constantly work with building and maintaining trust and credibility with our customers, partners, employees, suppliers, owners and other stakeholders.

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Support to local organizations

At all our locations around the globe, we have a long history of supporting the local communities in which we operate. Our most substantial donations are given to support children’s development in underprivileged areas, local fire departments and youth sport.

Case stories

“We have a responsibility to maintain an active and transparent dialogue with the local community.”