Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct sets the high standards of respect and responsibility we demand in our organization and outlines the main principles and policies that form the ethical framework for our operations. 

Our Business Principles

At Trelleborg, we work to create added value for our stakeholders without compromising the high standards we set in terms of our environmental and social responsibility.

We support and operate our business in accordance with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, the general concepts expressed in the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Our Code of Conduct, combined with our rules of corporate governance and our policies, provide the framework for our operations. The Code is applicable to all employees, officers and Board members of the Trelleborg Group, in all markets and at all times.

Trelleborg encourages suppliers, sales agents, consultants and other business partners to adopt the Global Compact principles as well as those in our Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct was adopted by the Trelleborg Board of Directors in April 2007.

Peter Nilsson signature

Sören Mellstig Signature

Peter Nilsson, President and CEO

Sören Mellstig, Chairman of the Board

How to apply the code

How to apply the code

The Code of Conduct organizes and summarizes existing Trelleborg policies and should be used as a support tool laying down the principles on which our day-to-day work is based.

More detailed information can be found in the underlying policies. The current version of the Code, as well as all our policies, manuals and recommendations, can always be found on our intranet, T-Talk.

The officer responsible for the Code of Conduct and follow-up procedures is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources. At Group level, Trelleborg conducts training activities and provides information to support the implementation of the Code of Conduct.

Whistleblower policy

We have a system accessible to all employees for raising integrity concerns.

Employees can apply the Group’s whistleblower policy if they have reason to suspect that laws, other legal requirements or the Code of Conduct are possibly being violated. Every employee in the Group has the right, without fear of reprisal from anyone, to inform the designated compliance officers of any suspected criminal or seriously improper activity.

The designated compliance officers are the Senior Vice President Human Resources and Senior Vice President Legal Department.

The 7 Golden Principles

Business at Trelleborg shall be conducted in accordance with the following principles:

Statement about forced labor and trafficking, June 2018

Trelleborg believes that conducting business with transparency and responsibility is critical to maintain trust and credibility with our key stakeholders: customers, suppliers, employees and investors/shareholders. In the Statement about forced labor, trafficking and child labor, June 2018, signed by CEO Peter Nilsson, we describe how Trelleborg manages the growing issue of forced labor, human trafficking and child labor, throughout its operations and supply chain, in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the prevailing US standard) and activities prohibited by the US Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.222-50(b). Year-to-year performance in this area will continue to be described in our Annual Report and in our Corporate Responsibility Report.


Download our Code of Conduct booklet to read more about how we work with Workplace and Environment, Marketplace as well as Society and Community.