Fully integrating our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct into our business operations at every level of our organization is extremely important for KONGSBERG. Based on our four values, determined, innovative, collaborative and reliable, all of us are committed to conducting our business ethically and in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations in the markets we operate.
This is a responsibility at every level of KONGSBERG. Top level management and senior management are completely committed to the lawful and proper conduct of our business. We are to both ensure and conduct business that follows our code of ethics amongst our customers, regulators and authorities, partners and colleagues.
We respect culture, environment and ethnic diversity in our operations, and are particularly aware of our legal, ethical and social responsibilities when entering new geographical areas. This applies to aspects of our own operation, including our supply chain.
Our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is applicable to all companies within KONGSBERG, including majority owned companies. For minority owned companies, as well as partnerships and constellations not involving ownership, we encourage the same level of responsibility.
Group directors, management, employees, market representatives are entailed by this. When acting on behalf of KONGSBERG you are a representing more than yourself, you are representing an entire company with all our employees and a value chain and ecosystem that stretches beyond. We have to be proactive and aware. We are a company with a strong culture, driven by our four values. We are reliable citizens.
Geir Håøy, President and CEO
CHAPTER: Our Responsibilities
CHAPTER: We will treat people with respect and dignity
CHAPTER: Our operations shall be sustainable
CHAPTER: KONGSBERG's practice and follow-up
The Code of Ethics and Business Conduct will be distributed to all employees and be attached to all future employment and temporary employment/consultancy contracts. The Code of Ethics and Business Conduct will be attached to agreements associated with the signing of agency contracts, distributor contracts, other representation contracts and supplier contracts.
The Group's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is compatible with the UN Global Compact and the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and is subject to evaluation and revision, if so required, at least every other year.