Anti-corruption and human rights
Focus and target: Zero tolerance applies to bribery, corruption, cartel and other criminal behavior, child and forced labor, and discrimination (reported and reviewed). The goal was for 85 percent of employees to have completed Code of Conduct training during the year.
Outcome: Zero cases (0) of significant breaches of laws and permits that resulted in legal consequences or fines were reported in 2017. Furthermore, zero cases (0) of child labor or forced labor were reported. Of 5 reported cases of discrimination (5), a settlement was reached between the parties or other measures were taken in 4, while 1 case is still being processed.
During the year, 18 matters (14) were reported via the whistleblower system. In some cases, reviews were carried out, which identified non-compliances with the Group’s Code of Conduct and policies, and relevant measures were taken in these cases. 83 percent of employees received training in the Code of Conduct during the year.