We respect and promote human rights in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Ethical Principles of Ensto are based on our values, accepted practices and the fact that we in our operations comply with the principles of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Rights of the Child and the Declaration of the United Nations International Labor Organization as well as national laws and regulations.

One of our Ethical Principles is to respect all human beings. We emphasize trust and equality among all human beings. We have strict ethics and responsibility. We also expect our suppliers to respect and support the human rights.

Implementation of Human Rights

Our values, Ethical Principles and policies are available in our intranet and on our website. New policies and changes in existing ones are introduced to all of our personnel by Managing Directors of our country organizations. E-learning courses are made available if seen fit for the purpose. Managing Directors of Ensto’s companies in different countries are responsible for compliance with the local laws and regulations and following Human Rights.

The responsibilities of personnel and managers to notify about suspected non-compliances or violations of the Human Rights are defined in the Ensto Employee Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers to respect and support the human rights; the requirement is clearly stated in our Supplier Code of Conduct. We follow this by asking our all new suppliers to fill in a self-assessment formula and carrying out supplier audits to risk countries and whenever we suspect a violation of the Code.

There were no human rights related non-compliances reported in 2017.