Compliance with laws and regulations is a precondition for a company operating in a modern business world. Nordkalk believes that ethical business conduct is especially important in the field of business in which it operates, and is therefore committed to enhancing an ethical business culture in all of the countries in which it operates. Our Code of Conduct, describes the ethical principles on how we conduct business and applies to everyone in Nordkalk.
The policies of Nordkalk’s owner, Rettig Group, apply to Nordkalk as a majority-owned subsidiary of Rettig Group. These policies guide the actions of employees and directors. The Business Ethics Policy is one of the Rettig Management Policies and Procedures, which must be followed by everyone working at Nordkalk. The Business Ethics Policy stresses, among other things, that ethical conduct is characterised by honesty, integrity and freedom from deception.
Nordkalk rejects corruption in all forms. Regarding ethics in Nordkalk’s supply chain, Nordkalk expects its suppliers to commit to follow the Supplier Code of Conduct in order to assure that suppliers also adhere to a high level of business ethics.
Nordkalk has committed to respect human rights in its Code of Conduct. Nordkalk operates mainly in low-risk countries regarding human rights, with some exceptions such as Ukraine and Turkey. Nordkalk has identified human rights as one of the key focus areas under sustainability. Consequently, Nordkalk will work towards full compliance with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This requires companies to conduct human rights due diligence procedures to identify, assess and address the human rights risks and impacts, among other things.
Whistle-blowing procedure for suspected misconduct
Nordkalk expects that all of its employees and managers report any suspected cases of misconduct regarding human rights, corruption, breach of laws or other unethical behaviour.
Employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors, but a confidential whistleblowing procedure has been available since March 2017. At the beginning of 2019 whistleblowing reporting was made possible to external stakeholders via e-mail or post.
All whistleblowing complaints are handled with absolute discretion and confidentiality and are investigated by Nordkalk’s Chief Legal Officer, reporting to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.
Nordkalk will not retaliate against any employee or manager who in good faith reports a suspected violation or concern regarding compliance.
- Compliance with laws, regulations and rules
- Business ethics and anti-corruption
- Human rights
- Responsible supply chain
WE COMMIT TO
- conducting our business in accordance with laws and regulations, the Rettig Group policies and the Nordkalk Code of Conduct
- a high standard of business ethics and integrity
- treating people with respect and providing them with equal opportunities; we value human rights
- only cooperating with business partners that commit to a high level of responsible and ethical behaviour.
Nordkalk is the leading limestone company in Northern Europe. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.