Human Rights and Workers Rights


KONGSBERG's growing international activities make us susceptible to problems related to human rights and workers' rights, either directly through our own businesses or indirectly through our value chain. This means that we have to take steps to ensure that we do not come into conflict with prevailing human rights.

Human rights and workers' rights at KONGSBERG

All our operations are to comply with the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ILO (International Labour Organization) conventions and the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

KONGSBERG also supports the UN Global Compact, under which we have undertaken an obligation to comply with principles related to human rights and workers' rights, etc.

All forms of compulsory labour, child labour and discrimination are prohibited in KONGSBERG'S business activities. Our employees are to be treated with respect and given orderly working conditions. At the very least, we are to pay a living wage.  The Group recognises freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.   Health and safety are high-priority areas. Breaches of human rights and workers' rights shall not occur.


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