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Our Code of Conduct is a summary of the most important rules and principles that guide our business decisions and behavior.
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Our Business Principles
All over the globe, our employees represent Trelleborg as a “world leader in engineered polymer solutions.” One of the strong foundations of this world leadership is that we must act responsibly and create added value for our stakeholders without compromising the high standards we have set ourselves.
Trelleborg’s Code of Conduct reflects that 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, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
It is the duty of each manager to ensure that employees understand the Code of Conduct.
Trelleborg requires suppliers, sales agents, distributors and consultants to adopt the principles in this Code of Conduct. Trelleborg also encourages support of the principles in the UN Global Compact, which we signed in 2007.
The Trelleborg Code of Conduct has been approved to this format in April 2023
Johan Malmquist, Chairman of the Board
Peter Nilsson, President and CEO
How to apply the code
How to apply the code
The Code of Conduct emphasizes and summarizes existing Trelleborg Group policies and directives and should be applied as a support tool laying down the basic rules and principles on which day-to-day work is based.
It is the duty of Trelleborg managers to include Code of Conduct in employee training. Every new employee should be given the opportunity to read and discuss the Code. Trelleborg regularly conducts training, in e-learning format as well as in classic classroom format, and provides information to support the Code of Conduct.
Our Whistleblower system
The Group’s Whistleblower system shall be used when there is reason to suspect that laws, human rights or the Code of Conduct are being violated. Possible such violations include corruption, fraud or harassment.
Every employee in the Group should, without fear of reprisal from anyone, use the Whistleblower system to inform our Senior Vice President General Counsel and Senior Vice President Human Resources of any such improper activity.
Suppliers, customers and other external stakeholders involved with the Trelleborg Group, may report suspected violations of the law, human rights or the Code of Conduct, directly to local operation managers or by using the Trelleborg Whistleblower system.
Statement about modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor 2023
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 modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor 2023, signed by CEO Peter Nilsson, we describe how Trelleborg manages the issues of modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking and child labor, throughout its operations and supply chain, in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (covering Trelleborg Sealing Solutions UK Ltd, and Trelleborg Industrial Products UK Ltd.), Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (covering Trelleborg Holdings Australia Pty Ltd, which has the following operating companies in Australia: Trelleborg Marine Systems Australia Pty Ltd, Trelleborg Perth Pty Ltd and Trelleborg Wheels Systems Australia Pty Ltd (until September 2022 but still within the Trelleborg group as at 31 December 2022), the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (the prevailing US standard) and activities prohibited by the US Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.222- 50(b). This statement is for the year ending 31 December 2022 and was approved by the Board of Directors 19 July 2023.
Year-to-year performance in this area will continue to be described in our Annual Report and in our Sustainability Report following the end of our financial year on 31 December.
Download our Code of Conduct to read more about how we work with our focus areas Compliance, Resources, Diversity and Social Engagement.