SUCCESS THROUGH INNOVATION

Consat is a world leader offering innovative products and engineering services in the Automotive, Industrial Technologies, Information Technology, Energy, Life Science and ITS for Public Transportation industries.

We are unique in our ability to provide technical solutions and implement cross-functional projects and assignments with great width and depth.

Our strong market position has been earned through our years of industry specific experience and highly competent and creative employees.

Welcome!

Briefly About Consat

Consat was founded in 1986 and is one of the leading engineering companies in Sweden. An increase in demand for our products and services has driven multiple years of sustained growth.

The company is privately held and organized into the following subsidiaries: Consat Engineering AB (industrial engineering, electronics and systems development), Consat Telematics AB (ITS systems for public transportation), Consat Data AB (network and systems maintenance) and Consat Sustainable Energy Systems AB (energy efficiency projects for commercial properties).

We work with a long term view and close relationship with our customers, either on location at the customer site or in one of our offices. The focus of our work is to create customer value.

A Word from Our CEO

Consat is unique in terms of the number of challenging and exciting development projects we are involved in compared to our size.

For more than 30 years, we have been driven to deliver value to our customers based on our genuine passion for technology and proactive approach.

It is essential for us to create long term relationships based on mutual trust. We know our strengths as well as areas we need to collaborate with others to be successful. Consat is known for our ability to deliver advanced and complex projects in close cooperation with customers, partners and suppliers.

Our ambition is to continue to grow organically based on the increased demand for our services and products. As long as there are customers with difficult problems to solve, there will be a need for Consat!

Employees are our key assets and it is equally important for us to grow as an attractive employer. Our employees should have the opportunity to develop through challenging assignments and projects in a community characterized by engagement, enthusiasm and passion.

Martin Wahlgren
CEO Consat AB
Core Values

Our business is based on the competency of our employees and our long-term relationship with customers and partners.

Consat is a company which maintains an entrepreneurial spirit and a short decision-making chain. We hire employees who are drivers, who like to engage, and who have a passion for technology.

As an employee, it is important to feel safe, enjoy work, be stimulated and develop with each assignment. This shall be accomplished by technically interesting tasks and activities inside and outside of the office to create close ties between colleagues. The individual development and harmony has a direct impact on the continued success of the company. A diverse, multi-cultural work force and gender balance is positive and helps our business develop.

Our customers shall be leaders in their respective areas, have a strong financial base and management who understand that product and process development is essential to achieve long term success.

Our core values are based on:

  • A long-term view
  • Competency
  • Engagement
  • Ability to innovate
  • Cooperation
History

The vision when the company was founded in 1986 was a limited number of engineers with a focus on development intensive assignments in the area of specialized machines.Our slogan “Engineers with a passion for technology” is a good description of what has always been the focus of the company.

Our first assignment was with Volvo Buses which is still one of our customers.

Already from the start it was our goal to foster interpersonal relationships and create strong ties to the organization.We arranged social activities outside the business where respective families were also encouraged to participate.

Key Financials
CONSAT GROUP 2015

Revenue 270 MSEK
Profit 11,4 MSEK
Solidity 45,47%
Credit Rating AAA

The companies in the Consat Group deliver value to our customers based on our genuine passion for technology and proactive approach.

Growth is organic and we expand through focused subsidiaries.

We develop cutting edge technologies and balance this with a wide customer base to gain stability over time.

Organization
Consat Engineering

Consat Engineering AB is specialized in providing product and manufacturing engineering services.

Consat Engineering offers services ranging from individual consultants to complete projects with preparatory studies and custom deliverables produced in our own workshops.

Through our extensive range of skills and long experience we are able to provide a creative collaboration between the disciplines of mechanics, automation, vision, telematics, industrial IT and software development.

The main office of Consat Engineering is located in Partille, Sweden with satellite offices in Gothenburg and Stockholm.

Consat Sustainable Energy Systems

Consat Sustainable Energy Systems AB (SES) specializes in energy efficiency projects for commercial properties. 

Projects start with basic analysis followed by contracts which provide a guaranteed improved energy efficiency.

Consat SES is also exclusive distributor in the Nordic countries for the worlds most effective grey water heat exchanger for showers.

The office of Consat SES is located in Partille, Sweden.

Consat Telematics

Consat Telematics AB is a leader in offering ITS Systems for Public Transportation and Smart Cities.

Consat Telematics has extensive international experience and offers complete customized solutions for cities, regions, and operators.

The systems offer management solutions to not only common public transportation vehicles such as buses, trams and ferries, but also snow plows, garbage trucks and other service vehicles used in a modern city.

The main office of Consat Telematics is located in Partille, Sweden.  The company has subsidiaries in USA, Canada, Norway and Australia.

Consat Data

Consat Data AB is your complete IT partner and offers a wide range of products and services for all the needs of your company.

Our customers’ needs and size vary greatly from a single server to hundreds of work stations and servers. If you run a small business, we can help you avoid the need for your own IT department. For larger companies we can provide products and services for your IT department or even offer custom complete IT solutions.

Our main principle is to offer our customers problem-free IT management and one of our specialties is system monitoring.  Using our software, we collect real-time information about our customers’ systems and can proactively identify problems before they affect the users.

The office of Consat Data is located in Partille, Sweden.

Consat is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy describes how Consat collects and uses personal data about employees and other representatives of our former, current and prospective suppliers, customers and other business partners. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal data.

In case you are applying for a job position, please read our Job Applicant Privacy Policy

Consat is the responsible entity (controller) for the processing of your personal data as described herein. Please do not hesitate to reach out to gdpr@consat.se if you have any questions or comments regarding your privacy.

1. Personal information that we process

1. Personal information that we process

Consat may process the following categories of personal data about you:

  • Contact details, such as name, email address, telephone number, postal address.
  • Individual data, such as preferred language, photos, hobbies.
  • Organisational data, such as company name, job position, place of work, country.
  • Correspondence data, such as personal information provided by email, regular mail or other means. Please note that we receive any information you send to us.
  • Information on events you are taking part in, such as information related to event registration, including allergies and other food preferences.

Other data. We may also collect and process any other relevant information you share with us about yourself. For example, we may collect and process information about your interactions with us, including details about contacts, email correspondence, phone calls or contact in person (such as the date, time and subject of the conversation).

Sensitive data. We will only collect and process sensitive personal data about you (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, health, or the like) if there is a clear reason for doing so. Because email communications are not always secure, we encourage you to not include sensitive data in your emails to us.

2. How we gather your personal information

2. How we gather your personal information

Information you give to us. Most of the information Consat collects about you is received directly from you. You can always choose not to provide us certain information. However, some personal data is necessary in order for us to interact with our customers, suppliers or other partners for business purposes. Not providing such personal data might inhibit the managing and provision of services or products that you, or the company you represent, might expect from us.

Information we collect about you. Consat may also obtain personal data from your employer, or the company you represent. Personal data may also be collected and updated from publicly available sources and based on information received from authorities, contact information service providers and other similar reliable sources. Data updating of this kind is performed manually or by automated means.

3. How your information will be used

3. How your information will be used

Consat processes your personal data for the purposes and based on the legal bases listed below. Please note that the examples listed under each purpose are not exhaustive, and may differ depending on the nature of our business relationship.

  • To enter into and manage the business relationship. Your personal data will mainly be used to manage and take care of the business relationship between Consat, you and the company you represent. For example, we need to process personal data to fulfil our contractual and other promises and obligations to you and the company you represent. This also includes taking steps necessary prior to entering into a contract with you, or the company you represent. The legal basis for this processing is to fulfil our contractual obligations and to pursue other legitimate interests, for example our interest to enter into and fulfil agreements and to manage daily operations according to lawful and fair business practices. This is normally also in the interest of the company you represent.
  • To promote and market our services. Your name and email address may be used to communicate our services to you. For example, for the purpose of sending you our periodic newsletters, information about our services, promotional and advertising material, invitations to events. The legal basis for this processing is to pursue legitimate interest, for example our interest to market our services, to nurture our business relations and to keep you informed about our business. If you no longer wish to receive such communication, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email received by us or contact us on gdpr@consat.se
  • To protect our legitimate business interests and legal rightsWhere required by law or where we believe it is necessary to protect our legal rights, interests and the interests of others, we may use information about you in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and audit functions.
  • With your consent. We may also use information about you where you have given us permission to do so for a specific purpose not listed above. For example, with your permission we may publish personal testimonials or featured customer stories to promote our services. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, please note that this will not affect any processing that has already taken place.
4. How we share your information

4. How we share YOUR information

Consat aims to deliver great services and products that meets your needs and expectations. This means sharing information with trusted third parties.

  • Employees and consultants. During the course of our business relationship, your personal data will inevitably be shared with our employees and consultants. However, we will restrict access to those of our employees and consultants who need it to perform their jobs.
  • Group Companies. We may transfer information about you to other Consat group companies for purposes connected with our relationship with you and the company you represent.
  • Netgroup Companies. Consat is a part owner of Netgroup Engineering AB and works in close collaboration with its network of technology companies www.netgroup.com. For the purpose of providing our services and to offer other affiliated services to you, we may share information about you with other companies in the Netgroup network.
  • Suppliers and subcontractors. Your personal data may be transferred to or shared with third parties, in the ordinary course of business and to the extent required by the business relationship between Consat, you and the company you represent. For example, we may engage suppliers, subcontractors or other third parties to help provide products and services to you, or the company you represent.

We may also engage service providers that supply services to us which require the processing of personal data. For example, marketing agencies, database service providers, hosting and backup service providers, email service providers and others.

Please note that our suppliers and subcontractors are not authorised to use or disclose your personal data except as necessary to perform services on our behalf, or to comply with legal requirements.

  • Legal obligations. Sometimes legal obligations may require us to share information about you, for example if required by law or legal process, or due to law enforcement agencies following an appropriate request.
  • Business transfers. We may share or transfer your personal data in connection with any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Other parties. We may also share your personal information where you ask or permit us to, for example where we make a referral to another company. You may also be included in conversation together with other external parties, for example in emails.

5. Where we process your personal data

5. Where we process your personal data

Consat always strives to process and store your data within the EU/EEA. However, your data may in certain situations be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the EU/EEA territory.

Please note that privacy laws in countries outside of the EU/EEA may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, privacy laws in your country. Consat will however take all steps necessary to ensure that adequate safeguards (for example, EU standard Model Clauses and Privacy Shield) are in place to protect your personal information and to make sure it is treated securely. You can contact us for information about the applicable safeguards.

6. How long we keep your information

6. How long we keep your information

Consat keeps your personal data only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which is was collected. How long this is depends on the type of information collected. We regularly review our need to keep data, taking into account applicable legislation.

Generally, we need to keep most of your personal data during our contractual or business relationship with you and the company you represent. Normally, we also need to keep your personal data for a period thereafter due to warranties or other claim periods related to a contract or order. Your data may also be stored for a longer period if required by applicable statutory retention periods, such as tax and accounting rules.

7. Your rights

7. Your rights

You have the right to request information about our processing of your personal data and request a copy of such personal data. You are also entitled to have incorrect data about you corrected and you may be entitled to have your personal data deleted, for example if the personal data is no longer necessary for the purpose it was collected. You also have right to object to processing based on legitimate interest and request that processing of your personal data should be limited. In certain situations, you also have the right to transfer your personal data to another controller.

8. Updating your personal information

8. Updating Your Personal Information

Consat is constantly trying to ensure that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change, please keep us informed of such changes.

9. Changes in this privacy policy

9. Changes in this privacy policy

Since our business and organisation may change over time, this privacy policy may need to be updated periodically to reflect such changes. You will be informed of any significant changes (for example by email), but we also recommend that you review this privacy policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any amendments made.

10. How to contact us

10. How to contact us

Consat is the responsible entity (controller) for the processing of your personal data as described above. Consat is subject to Swedish data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you have any questions or comments on this privacy policy or about our use of your personal data, please contact us at gdpr@consat.se or you can contact us at:

Consat AB
Ögärdesvägen 19 A
433 30 Partille
Sweden

Phone +46 31 340 00 00

11. Complaints

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Swedish Supervisory Authority, Datainspektionen, if you believe that we have not complied with our obligations regarding your personal data.

Consat is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy describes how we collect and use your personal data when you apply for a job or get in touch with us regarding a job application. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal data.

Please read this privacy policy before submitting your application. By submitting your application, you accept this privacy policy and our processing of your personal data.

Consat is the responsible entity (controller) for the processing of your personal data as described herein. Please do not hesitate to reach out to gdpr@consat.se if you have any questions or comments regarding your privacy.

1. Personal information that we process

1. Personal information that we process

During the recruitment process, we will collect and process personal data about you. Depending on the circumstances, such personal data may include the categories of data listed below. Please note that the examples listed under each category are not exhaustive.

  • Contact details, such as your email address, telephone number and postal address.
  • Individual data, such as your name, gender, date of birth, personal identification number, photo or other identifier, marital status, preferred language, nationality, passport information, food preferences, hobbies.
  • Professional skills and application data, such as skills and competencies, language capabilities, resume, cover letter, previous and relevant work experiences, other experiences, academic background, grades, transcripts, professional certifications, job preferences and type of employment sought, references, letter of recommendations and any other information you include in your application.
  • Interview and reference data, such as notes taken during interviews and from references, assessments of capabilities, current and historic salary details together with salary and benefits expectations, and any other information you or your references provide us with.
  • Test data, such as information and results from any tests you perform during the recruitment process, for example related to your personality, intelligence and skills.
  • Correspondence data, such as personal information provided by email, regular mail or other means, letters of offer and acceptance of employment.

Other data. We may also collect and process any other relevant information you share with us about yourself in the course of your application. Please note that we receive any information you send to us.

Sensitive data. We will only collect sensitive personal data (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, health, or the like) if there is a clear reason for doing so. For example, if you have physical limitations or special needs that require us to make specific considerations during the recruitment process. We do this to enable our candidates to apply for jobs with us and to ensure that we comply with regulatory obligations placed upon us with regard to our hiring. Because email communications are not always secure, we encourage you to not include sensitive data in your emails to us.

2. How we gather your personal information

2. How we gather your personal information

Information you give to us. Most of the information Consat collects about you is received directly from you, for example from your application and during interviews. You can always choose not to provide us certain information. However, not providing requested personal data may affect or prevent us from evaluating your application or consider you as a candidate.

Information we collect about you. Consat may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as professional recruiting firms, your references and prior employers. Sometimes we may also obtain personal data from publicly available sources, such as your profile on LinkedIn, Facebook and other publicly available information.

3. How your information will be used

3. How your information will be used

Consat will process your personal data in a conventional and regular recruitment manner. For example, we may need to process your data to enter into a contract with you regarding the employment. This also includes taking steps prior to entering into a contract with you.

Consat also have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and choose between candidates.

Consat will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To manage all aspects of the recruitment process. Your personal data will be used to manage your job application, to assess qualifications and evaluate performance in interviews and tests, determine eligibility for initial employment, including the verification of references, qualifications and performance.
  • To communicate with you. Your personal data (e.g. your email and phone number) will be used to communicate with you before, during and after the recruitment process. For example, in order to schedule interviews and tests, provide you with feedback and inform you of other open positions at Consat.
  • To consider you for other positions. We may use your personal data to consider you for other positions than the one you are applying for, or for potential future roles. If you are not interested in any other positions, please reach out to us and let us know you wish to be excluded.
  • To comply with legal obligations and legal process. We may need to process your personal data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, we need to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in Sweden before employment starts. We may also need to process data your personal to respond to and defend us against legal claims.
  • To manage your employment with us. In the event of your application resulting in the offer and your acceptance of a position at Consat, the data collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes, in accordance with our employee privacy policy.
4. How we share your information

4. How we share YOUR information

Consat may share your personal information with our employees and other trusted parties, to the extent required to manage the recruitment process:

  • Our employees. Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment process, and to manage our daily business operations. However, we will restrict access to those of our employees who need it to perform their jobs, such as individuals performing administrative functions, HR and any other members of staff involved in the recruitment process.
  • Consat Group Companies. We may share your personal information with our group companies for purposes connected with your application or the recruitment process.
  • Service providers. We may transfer or share your personal data with suppliers and subcontractors that supply services to us which require the processing of your personal data. For example, third party service providers may provide us with recruiting software systems or assist us in the recruiting process, including interviewing, administering tests and evaluating candidates. We may also engage legal and other professional advisers. Please note that our suppliers and subcontractors are not authorized to use or disclose your personal data except as necessary to perform services on our behalf, or to comply with legal requirements.
  • Legal purposes. Sometimes legal purposes may require us to share information about you, for example if required by law, legal process or to respond to lawful requests from law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities.
  • Other parties. We may also share your personal information where you ask or permit us to. For example, we may share necessary information about you with the references you have provided, to make any necessary reference checks.

5. Where we process your personal data

5. Where we process your personal data

Consat always strives to process and store your data within the EU/EEA. However, your data may in certain situations be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the EU/EEA territory.

Please note that privacy laws in countries outside of the EU/EEA may not be the same as, and in some cases may be less protective than, privacy laws in your country. Consat will however take all steps necessary to ensure that adequate safeguards (for example, EU standard Model Clauses and Privacy Shield) are in place to protect your personal information and to make sure it is treated securely. You can contact us for information about the applicable safeguards.

6. How long we keep your information

6. How long we keep your personal data

Consat keeps your personal data only as long as necessary for the recruitment process. However, we may keep your personal data up to two years after the position has been filled. The reason for this it that we may need to show that the hiring process was non-discriminatory.

We may also keep and use your personal data for a limited period of time to consider you for potential future roles. If you are not interested in any other positions than the one you are applying for, please reach out to us and let us know you wish to be excluded. Your application will be saved for this purpose as long as you are considered an interesting candidate, but no longer than twelve (12) months. However, we may contact you to ask if you want to review and update your application to continue to be included in our pool of potential candidates.

If your application has been successful and you are hired, the data collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes, in accordance with our employee privacy policy.

7. Your rights

7. Your rights

  • Right to object. You have right to object to processing based on legitimate interest. This means we may no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests. You can always contact us for more information on the balance test that has been made.
  • Right to access and transfer your data. You have the right to request a transcript of personal data processed by us, and additional information on how the data have been collected, processed, shared, etc. The first transcript may be requested free of charge. You may also be entitled to transfer your personal data to another controller.
  • Right to rectification. You have the right to correct inaccurate or incomplete information about yourself.
  • Right to erasure. You have the right to request that we delete personal data about you, for example if the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, or if there is no legal basis for processing the data.
  • Right to restriction. You are entitled to request that the processing of your personal data should be limited until inaccurate or incomplete information about you has been corrected, or until an objection from you has been handled.
  • Right to withdraw your consent. You may at any time withdraw any consent you have given us. However, please note that it will not affect any processing that has already taken place.

Please note that legal rights or obligations (such as privacy and confidentiality legislation) may prevent us from disclosing or transfer all or part of your information, or from immediately deleting your information.

8. How to contact us

8. How to contact us

Consat is the responsible entity (controller) for the processing of your personal data as described above. We are subject to Swedish data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you have any questions or comments on this privacy policy or about our use of your personal data, please contact us at gdpr@consat.se or you can contact us at:

Consat AB
Ögärdesvägen 19A
433 30 Partille
SWEDEN

9. Complaints

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Swedish Supervisory Authority, Datainspektionen, if you believe that we have not complied with our obligations regarding your personal data.

Our business is focused on providing competency and technical consultation as well as turn-key solutions to our customers.

Our business and services shall be professional with high quality and integrate environmental considerations which meet our customers’ expectations and requirements.

We shall actively engage in environmental efforts to reduce our customers environmental impact and thereby contribute to a sustainable society. By continue to develop our competency in the area we will sustain high levels with continuous improvements as a result.

Consat is Quality Certified according to SS-EN ISO 9001:2008 and Environmentally Certified according to SS-EN ISO 14001:2004.

Industrial product and system development projects are complex and require expertise in many areas.

Our partnerships with organizations and companies, which complement our competencies, allow us to take on large and complex projects.

Netgroup Engineering

Consat is one of the founders of Netgroup Engineering, which is strengthening our ability to deliver projects for the automotive industry.

Netgroup Engineering AB was founded in 1999 and is comprised of several technology companies, each with their own niche, which can offer over 1200 consultants to solve all conceivable and inconceivable challenges.

Lindholmen Science Park

Lindholmen Science Park is an international collaborative environment for research, innovation and education in Transport, ICT and Media areas.

Lindholmen Science Park offers a neutral development environment where industry, academy and public sectors collaborate on research and development projects. Consat is a shareholder of Lindholmen Science Park and has been involved with successful collaborations and innovations for more than 10 years.

Ericsson

Consat and Ericsson have a partnership with focus on ITS for public transportation and smart cities.

Consat Telematics is the largest company in the Nordic countries in this area and with Ericsson’s aggressive global investment in Networked Society, we combine the strengths of the two companies to take on more and bigger projects.

Volvo Buses

Consat and Volvo Buses have, since 2005, an enhanced partnership in the development of telematics systems.

Between the two companies, we have telematics systems in most regions of the world. The systems are used to make public transportation better and more effective for operators and authorities.

 

​​​​INTRODUCTION

This “Code of Conduct” applies to Consat AB and its subsidiaries and applies all employees and co-workers.

Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT PRINCIPLES

As a company, we are responsible and committed, which we also expect from those we work with. Therefore, we place the following demands on ourselves and our business partners:

-to conduct their business in accordance with applicable laws and regulations as well as the principles set forth in this document; and

– that we ensure that our employees and subcontractors are made aware of and comply with applicable laws and regulations set out in this document. To conduct our business partners must in turn choose suppliers with the same responsibility as well as the principles are followed.

This document covers how we work and the demands and expectations we have on ourselves and our business partners when it comes to working conditions, human rights, caring for the environment and doing business with integrity. There may be times when the text of this document differs from local laws or guidelines in a particular country. If this is the case and local legislation or guidelines have higher standards than those set out in this document, local legislation and guidelines should always apply. However, if this document prescribes a higher standard, this should apply, unless it results in illegal activity.

This document contains requirements based on recognized principles that we stand behind, such as:

– Internationally accepted principles including, but not limited to, human rights, working conditions and rights, children’s rights etc. fight against anti-bribery and anti-corruption.

– working in a way that is positive for our environment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Our customers expect us and our business partners to ensure that our employees have working conditions that meet the laws and other requirements that exist where we operate. For instance, that we have the right to join a trade union, that we follow the working time rules that apply in the country and for the industry, that we follow rules for human rights and children’s rights. (supports the demands of the ILO, the organization’s goal is to promote social justice and humane working conditions as a precondition for peace between and within nations against child labor and human trafficking).

Child labor We and our business partners need to work to prevent all forms of child labor. Under no circumstances may employment be offered to a person under 15 years of age (or 14 years of age in the national law that allows it) or younger than the legal minimum age of the countries, if it is higher than 15 years.

 

FORCED LABOR

There must be no forced labor of any kind related to our business or our business partners, products, and services. Therefore, business partners may not use forced labor, regardless of form. This prohibition covers indebtedness, human trafficking, and other forms of modern slavery.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

We and our business partners must be able to guarantee that the working conditions of their employees meet all applicable legal requirements. In addition, every employee should have the right to receive written information in a language that they can easily understand regarding their terms of employment.

 

SALARIES AND BENEFITS

We and our business partners need to pay salaries and have benefits that meet or exceed the legal minimum requirements, collective agreements, or appropriate prevailing industry standards.

Wage deductions are only accepted in accordance with applicable laws or collective agreements. Deductions from salaries as a disciplinary measure are not permitted. Information about salaries and benefits must be available to all employees, and in accordance with applicable laws. We provide our employees with a total compensation that is sufficient to cover basic needs and enable a decent standard of living. Our business partners are also advised to systematically strive to ensure fair wages.

 

WORKING HOURS

We and our business partners need to comply with applicable legislation on working hours and rest rules.

 

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

We and our business partners shall respect the rights of our employees’ right to lawfully form, join or exclude themselves employer-employee relationship-related associations and to bargain collectively, where permitted by local law. We must also ensure that employees are given the opportunity to discuss their working conditions with management without fear of retaliation.

Health and Safety Safety shall always be one of the most important factors in any decision. We and our business partners must always provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment that meets, applicable standards and legal requirements.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We and our business partners may not engage in any form of discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, trade union, social background or other characteristics protected by applicable law. All employees must be treated with respect, dignity, and general courtesy.

 

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

We and our business partners are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations that apply to our environment. In addition, we must protect the environment and limit our total environmental impact throughout the value chain by working proactively to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, products, and services, such as reducing our emissions and making choices that save our resource, for example by reusing and working for a circular economy.

We have an environmental management system that monitors and measures so that we have control over and work to continuously improve our environmental performance while we manage any risks. We request the same from our business partners. This can apply to reduced emissions, reduced use of natural resources or reduction of energy consumption or conversion to renewable energy, etc.

Our chemicals must always be handled in a safe way and if there are more environmentally friendly alternatives, we shall use them.

We have a continuous dialogue with our customers and business partners to find good solutions.

We communicate our environmental performance to those who are in need of it, or for some other reason have the disclosure rights.

 

THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE

We and our business partners always apply the precautionary principle, which means that we are always expected to take precautionary measures when there is reason to believe that a potential measure may affect the health or safety of a person, society or the environment.

RESPONSIBILITY WHEN HANDLING MINERALS AND METALS

We and our business partners are only expected to use minerals and metals that have been extracted and traded in such a way that it does not contribute to human rights violations, unethical business practices (e.g. corruption), environmental damage or conflict financing.

We are expected to ensure that our suppliers exercise due diligence in their operations to ensure that metals and minerals are procured responsibly. We will do due diligence and be able to show it on request to customers and other stakeholders. If we are to handle Conflict minerals 3TG (tin, tantalum, “tungsten” and gold) and Cobalt, complete transparency and traceability is required in the entire supply chain.

 

BUSINESS INTEGRITY

Since the business relationship between us and our business partners must be based on trust, openness, honesty and accountability, business partners are expected to conduct their business ethically and with the utmost integrity.

 

ANTI-CORRUPTION

We and our business partners and third parties must conduct our business and transactions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations related to bribery and corruption. In line with our zero tolerance for bribery and corruption, we and our business partners and third parties should never engage in, or tolerate any act that may be construed as bribery or corruption.

Consequently, we shall ensure that no one are offered or receive any form of inappropriate benefit (gift, service, or hospitality) with the intention of improperly influencing a business decision, whether it be government officials or private individuals. We encourage special attention to be paid to the following situations, which are generally considered to be riskier regarding bribery and corruption:

– interaction with public officials: certain stricter rules apply when dealing with public officials; for example, simpler payments are always prohibited.

– use of intermediaries, in particular agents: many cases of bribery involve third party intermediaries (sales consultants, agents, brokers, etc.) who may use part of their compensation to provide bribes, intermediaries must be selected on the basis of appropriate selection criteria and due diligence.

– donations to charities, associations or political parties and sponsorship activities: these activities can be avenues for bribery and corruption.

If an employee of a company with whom we do business requests incorrect payment or incentives in violation of this code, we will notify the company, even if the request is denied. We and our business partners must ensure that all reports, registers and invoices are correct and complete and that they do not contain any false or misleading information.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

All situations that may involve a conflict of interest or the emergence of a conflict of interest between us and our business partners must be avoided: professional assessment, performance or decision-making for an employee with us or the business partner must remain independent of considerations that do not involve the business and cannot be influenced by private interests.

Consequently, the interests of us and / or the business partner and the personal interests of our respective employees must be kept separate. Our business partners are expected to let us know if you see something that seems unethical or suspects crime.

 

FAIR COMPETITION AND BUSINESS PRACTICES

We strive to always act as a fair and responsible player in the market and expect the same from our business partners. We and our business partners are therefore obliged to comply with applicable competition laws and regulations.

If a business partner has a partnership with a competitor to us, they may not share any sensitive information with the competitor and vice versa, even via third parties.

Business partners are expected to compete fairly and ethically for all business opportunities.

 

TRADE SANCTIONS AND EXPORT CONTROL

We and our business partners must comply with all trade sanctions applicable to us as well as relevant export control laws and regulations. Trade sanctions restrict trade and financial transactions with certain countries, companies, organizations, and individuals, while export controls restrict the export and re-export of certain “controlled” goods, software and technology without the necessary licenses or other permission from the relevant authority. It is our responsibility to check that we and our business partners as well as third party follow the trade sanctions and the export control. Violation of these rules can have significant penalties and negative consequences for us.

 

PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The confidential information and / or intellectual property rights that we and our business partners share during a business relationship are always covered by confidentiality until there is a written decision that it is official or may be shared with a particular party. Only those people who need the information to do their job get the information, and only to the extent necessary. Should any unauthorized person become aware of confidential information and / or intellectual property rights, the parties concerned shall be informed immediately and start an investigation. Upon completion of work, it must be clear what information may be shared with whom.

 

DATA PROTECTION

We and our business partners are obligated to comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations when we process personal data in connection with our operations.

“Personal data” is defined as all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one that can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identity such as: a name, an identity number, local data, an online identity or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

In addition, business partners performing a processing activity on behalf of us are required to comply with the agreed upon specific contractual provisions. Business partners have a responsibility to protect personal data from improper disclosure, theft or misuse at all times and must immediately report to concerned parties any incident involving data.

 

AUDIT RIGHT

We and our business partners always can revise or be audited by second or third parties. Partly to see how compliance with our collaborations is managed, partly to ensure, for example, the quality of an assignment. This can be done at short notice but should be done as far as possible by agreement between the parties. On these occasions, everyone involved must work together for the best results and provide relevant information and demonstrate what is required.

 

COMPLAINTS AND COOPERATION

We think it is important to have an open and honest relationship with our business partners and therefore want us to have a continuous dialogue. If any party discovers irregularities, this must be immediately referred to appropriate authority. If it should be of such a nature that legal action may be required, it is of the utmost importance to act urgently. If you want to be anonymous when providing information, it is allowed, but it is always easier if you can return with follow-up questions to an identified person if an investigation is required. The identity of the person shall be kept confidential as far as possible. All concerned parties are expected to assist with information at the same time as information may not be disclosed to non-interested parties.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATIONS

We and our business partners agree that it is a breach not to follow agreements, laws and other requirements that affect us. This applies at all levels. Violations can have consequences, such as taking measures to correct the error and ensuring that it does not happen again, damages, termination of an ongoing business or other relevant action. This must be done in writing so that no ambiguities arise

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