Our actions to safeguard

HUMAN RIGHTS & good working conditions

Our initiatives to safeguard human rights and ensure good employment practices are integrated into our entire business operation, covering both our own organisation and our suppliers. To help us in this work, we have our Work Environment Policy and our Code of Conduct.

Within Arvid Nordquist

  • The working environment must be designed to suit the individual and their unique circumstances and needs.
  • The individual should be given opportunities to participate in and influence the design and adaptation of their own workplace and working environment.
  • Duties at Arvid Nordquist should, as far as possible, be interesting and stimulating.
  • Employees should have sufficient knowledge and be offered the training needed to be able to carry out their work safely.
  • We promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging employees to exercise during working hours, activities in our sports club, lunch subsidies and we offer a fitness allowance.

In our value chain

  • The Amfori BSCI Code of Conduct forms an integral part of our supplier control process. It is applied to all our business partners and their subcontractors. Read our Code of Conduct here.
  • We have a process in place to identify, prevent and minimise adverse impacts on human rights and unsustainable working conditions.
  • We believe that third-party certifications such as BSCI, SEDEX or similar provide the best protection when producers are based in countries with a high number of human rights violations and unfair employment practices. Read more about the status of our product portfolio in our sustainability report.
  • Our Norwegian portfolio is subject to the Norwegian Transparency Act, and the risk assessment of Norwegian portfolio is published on our website in Norway.