These Supplier Conduct Principles (the Principles) have been established to ensure safe working conditions throughout KONGSBERG's supply chain, ensuring that workers are treated with respect and dignity, impartially and fairly, that business operations are environmentally sound, and that business is conducted in accordance with internationally recognised principles and relevant international conventions (including UN global Compact, ILO conventions, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and UN Conventions on Children’s Rights).
KONGSBERG expects all its suppliers to act in accordance with the Principles. To reduce KONGBERG operational risks, we regularly perform commercial evaluations and screening of our suppliers. KONGSBERG expects our suppliers to familiarize themselves with KONGSBERG’S values, which are available at www.kongsberg.com.
KONGSBERG takes a partnership approach to suppliers in an effort to pursue the Principles by:
• Proactively seek continuous improvement on the part of suppliers within the areas covered by the Principles. If suppliers fail to comply with the standards in the Principles, KONGSBERG's general policy is to encourage improvement and not terminate the contract.
• Encourage rather than penalise suppliers that identify activities that do not measure up to these standards (by themselves or with subcontractors) and who agree to pursue improvements.
• Consider a similar ethical trading standard as a reasonable alternative, if suppliers are already working to achieve similar standards.