As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, Holmen has undertaken to uphold and respect human rights in our sphere of influence. Since suppliers fall within this sphere, it is important to set clear requirements for them on social, ethical and environmental responsibility. The Code of Conduct covers all the areas encompassed by the Global Compact, and is included in all new supplier contracts.
One of the purposes of the Code of Conduct is to improve our environmental footprint and conditions for everyone working in Holmen’s value chain.
We employ an external partner, EcoVadis, to evaluate and follow up supplier compliance with our Code of Conduct in the areas of human rights, health and safety, the environment, business ethics and purchasing. The evaluation is tailored to the size of the supplier in terms of turnover and number of employees, and the supplier’s exposure to risk in terms of its geographical presence.
Read more about Supplier Code of Conduct and supplier follow-up