Nörlin CSR Strategi
(Corporate Social Responsibility – Ethical guidelines for cooperation with Uno)
CSR is an important part of Nörlin – we work closely and continuously with our suppliers to improve this area of our business. We will never be able to guarantee anything 100 %, but we are working hard to make a positive difference, and to avoid infringement cases, we demonstrate due diligence in relation to work processes. We believe it is important that our suppliers manufacture and handle products with responsibility and care for people and the environment.
The purpose of the our CSR strategy is to
- Accommodate demands from our customers
- Obtain a close cooperation with our suppliers
- Show responsibility internally as well as externally
- Meet the applicable legislation
- Increase focus on sustainable production.
Our CSR strategy and Code of Conduct (ethical guidelines) are based on the The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles covering human rights, working conditions, environmental matters as well as anti-corruption. These 10 principles are the basics in our CSR strategy, and as from 2016 we will focus on the following areas:
- Conditions for employees at our suppliers
- Mapping of the production units – traceability and responsible supplier management
- Communication and dialogue with suppliers regarding the UN Global Compacts 10 principles.
Responsible supplier management:
We want to affect our suppliers with the aim of securing working conditions and human rights, and we want to increase our knowledge about our suppliers, as well as knowledge about their sub-suppliers.
We want to spread knowledge about the The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles, i.e. the base for our Code of Conduct.
We demand that all suppliers use no methods in their production that are malicious to their employees. Therefore, as and example, the use of sandblast as part of the production of our products is prohibited.
Every year, we visit selected suppliers and we stress our Code of Conduct and as part of the visit, we observe if our suppliers comply with these demands.
We stay informed about the general development with respect to CSR, so we can adjust and develop our Code of Conduct.
We demand from all suppliers that they –when signing an order from Nörlin – they comply with applicable laws, as well as the demands in our Quality Manual and Code of Conduct.
We follow up annually on the development within employee conditions and human rights at our suppliers, and we make CSR assements of our suppliers.
Our aim is to improve as company with respect to responsible production and responsible controlling of suppliers. We require from our suppliers, as a minimum, that they comply with EU law concerning the use of chemicals according to REACH.
We wish to contribute positively to the animal welfare. We therefore allow no use of animal fur, which has been exclusively bred for the use of their fur. Therefore, we, as a company, have been declared fur-free.
We will reduce our CO2 emissions. Therefore we also ship the vast majority of the products we buy outside the EU, thus limiting the CO2 emissions. In addition we work to reduce our CO2 emissions by avoiding or limiting printed posters and leaflets.
We want to be open about our CSR strategy and our objectives, and we will continue to develop Nörlin in the direction of being a responsible brand. Therefore, we are also open to questions from our customers regarding social responsibility, and our CSR strategy is available online.
Our benchmarks in the development of CSR will be annual supplier assessments, and we will evaluate any request from customers and stakeholders on CSR.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from10 principles:
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- The effective abolition of child labour; and
- The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.