Code of conduct


Nimbus Nordic A/S Code of Conduct

I. OBJECTIVES

Due to our participation in the UN's Global Compact and our obligations to live up to the regulations under REACH and integrate these principles into our business, we are committed to act in accordance with our social and environmental responsibility and our company's Code of Conduct.

The principles of the UN's Global Compact and REACH sets an example and indicates ways in which we as a company - through our actions - can respect fundamental human and labor rights and show responsibility for the environment.

Our participation helps us maintain our focus on social and environmental responsibility in our activities and ensure continuous communication on the progress we make in the implementation of a sustainable CSR strategy.

II. COMMITMENTS

Based on the principles of the UN's Global Compact, Nimbus Nordic A/S comply to following commitments:

A. HUMAN RIGHTS
B. LABOR
C. ENVIRONMENT
D: ANTI CORRUPTION
E: OBSERVANCE

A. HUMAN RIGHTS

1. DISCRIMINATION

Our suppliers must ensure that no discrimination based on race, national or social origin, caste, birth, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political opinions and age takes place.

The same goes for discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination, and retirement. Our suppliers must also ensure that there is no interference with exercise of personnel tenets or practices; prohibition of threatening, abusive, exploitative, coercive behavior at workplace or company facilities; no pregnancy or virginity tests under any circumstances.

2. RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Our suppliers have a responsibility to respect human rights, that is, not to infringe human rights. Our suppliers must ensure that the company's activities and relationships do not deliberately risk that the suppliers might negatively impact human rights.


B. LABOR


1. HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

Our suppliers shall ensure that all workers are offered a safe and healthy working environment, including, but not limited to, protection from fire, accidents and toxic substances. Adequate health and safety policies and procedures must be established and followed.

2. TRAINING AND PROTECTIVE GEAR

Our suppliers shall provide its employees with the protective equipment and training necessary to perform their tasks in a safely manner.

3. SANITARY INFRASTRUCTURE

Our suppliers must provide a suitable, clean and sanitary infrastructure, including access to toilets and potable water, which conforms to the needs of its employees and is adequate to its numbers.
Accommodation, if provided by our suppliers, shall conform to the same requirements, including the general provisions on health and safety listed above.

4. CHILD LABOR AND YOUNG WORKERS MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS

Our supplier shall not engage in, or benefit from, the use of child labor. The minimum age for employment shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, shall not be less than 15 years (or 14 years where established by national laws in accordance with the ILO developing-country exception).

5. LIGHT WORK AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES

Where permitted by national laws, our supplier may employ children between 12 and 15 years to perform a few hours of light work per day. The work must be simple tasks of a limited nature and not interfere with the children's educational responsibilities. Apprenticeship programmes for children below the minimum age of employment must be remunerated and the programme must be clearly aimed at training.

6. HAZARDOUS AND HARMFUL WORK

Our suppliers shall refrain from hiring young workers (below 18 years of age) to perform any type of work, which is likely to jeopardize their health, safety or morals.

7. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

Our suppliers must respect the right to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively. All personnel are free to: organize trade unions of their choice; and bargain collectively with their employer. Our suppliers shall: respect right to organize unions & bargain collectively; not interfere in workers' organizations or collective bargaining; inform personnel of these rights & freedom from retaliation; where law restricts rights, allow workers freely elect representatives; ensure no discrimination against personnel engaged in worker organizations; and ensure representatives access to workers at the workplace.

10. WORKING HOURS

Our supplier shall comply with national and local laws & industry standards.

11. GUARANTEED MINIMUM SALARIES

Our suppliers must comply with the local rules for minimum wages for all employees.

12. FORCED AND COMPULSORY LABOR

Our suppliers will make no use or support for forced or compulsory labor; no required 'deposits' - financial or otherwise; no withholding salary, benefits, property or documents to force personnel to continue work; personnel right to leave premises after workday; personnel free to terminate their employment; and no use nor support for human trafficking.

C. ENVIRONMENT

1. USE OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Our suppliers guarantee that the deliveries comply with the European "REACH" - Regulation (EU Regulation 1907/2006). This applies for both products and packaging materials. Our suppliers must be able to present a statement of compliance on Nimbus Nordic A/S's request within 10 weekdays.

2. OPERATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT AND PRODUCT APPROVAL

Our suppliers must develop a code of conduct or practice for its operations and products that confirms commitment to care for health and the environment in order to ensure that irreversible environmental damage does not occur. The Supplier must ensure to obtain prior approval before certain products, deemed to be potentially hazardous may be developed.

D. ANTI CORRUPTION

1. ANTI CORRUPTION PREVENTION

Our suppliers should avoid bribery, extortion and other forms of corruption. When possible, our suppliers should also develop policies and concrete programs to address corruption.

E. OBSERVANCE

1. AUDITS

Nimbus Nordic A/S carries out systematic audits in order to identify and improve processes and conditions, which are potentially harmful to our supplier's stakeholders or to the environment.

The content of this Code of Conduct is an integrated part of the Nimbus Supplier Contract, where we demand that our suppliers are able to comply with our principles and policies.

Nimbus Nordic A/S has dedicated the responsibility of the Nimbus Code of Conduct to a specific department at the European Head office with close cooperation with the Nimbus office in China.