Code of conduct and other Policies
Our Code of Conduct helps to make sure that our employees understand what is expected of them, and provides guidance on business standards and daily practices. This is just one of the many ways that we continually reinforce our corporate values.
To keep pace with the changes in the world and in our markets, the Code of Conduct is regularly reviewed, updated and reissued to ensure its relevancy and comprehensiveness.
Internal Code of Conduct
The Höganäs Group Code of Conduct has been adopted to state the principles by which the Group conducts its relations with business partners, shareholders, employees and the community. It applies to Board members and all employees of the Höganäs Group.
Code of Conduct for Suppliers
The current Höganäs Code of Conduct for Suppliers was introduced in May 2017. It puts more explicit demands on suppliers than the previous version, in several areas. Areas where we make clearer demands are those where there are typically sustainability challenges. This applies, among other things, to respect for human rights, business ethics, employment and other demands on social and environmental conditions.
With the new Code of Conduct for suppliers being introduced, we also launched a new method and tools to support sustainable supplier development.
Höganäs Anti-bribery policy
The policy regulates how we as a company look upon bribes in contacts with customers, suppliers and representatives. It concerns everyone who acts on Höganäs behalf, i.e. management, employees, agents and other third parties. The policy goes hand in hand with our Code of Conduct and how we as a company should act to be a good citizen.
The policy is available in full text and as a condensed version. So far the policy has been published in English, but a Swedish version is under way.
All Höganäs employees can report grievances via their managers, HR functions or union representatives. Anonymous grievances can also be filed via Höganäs’ whistleblower function (directly connected to an external lawyer), which can be accessed by all employees via the intranet, ensuring that they are protected against any form of reprisals.