Policies & Regulations

Global ESG

As a company, we are very focused on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), as it’s essential that we have a business model based on sustainable development.

Our group policies are guidelines and rules for compliance and behaviour in the SGL Group. These policies support us in our daily work to make the right decisions.

Serving the UN and NGOs

Since its incorporation, we have served many UN organisations and NGOs and have, at all times, conducted business within the realms of the ILO conventions.

Since 2015, we have been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. We operate our business following the Global Compact’s ten principles covering the four pillars: labour, environment, anti-corruption, and human rights.

A global business headquartered in Denmark
We comply with all laws applicable to our business in all the regions and countries we operate in.

We do not operate or cooperate with or use the services of any company or organisation known to be involved in any illegal activities, including the supply and transportation of illegal weapons or the use of child labour.

Our values, ethics, and procedures are of the highest standard and something we are incredibly proud of. At the same time, we are also aware that there is always room for improvement in an ever-changing world and constantly strive to raise and improve the established standards.

UN Global Compact

We are a proud signatory to the UN Global Compact- since 2015, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Our commitment to the UN Global Compact:

  • Operate responsibly, in alignment with the universal sustainability principles
  • Take actions that support the society around you
  • Commit to the effort from our organisation’s highest level, pushing sustainability deep into our DNA
  • Report annually on our ongoing efforts
  • Engage locally where we are present

Our most recent communication on progress can be read in our annual Sustainability Report

UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

We are committed to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Please find our statements here.

Environmental Policy

Environmental and climate conditions an integrated part of our management

As part of our work on environmental and climate issues, we have committed to the Science-Based Targets initiative. Our focus on selected UN Sustainable Development Goals, including cooperation with our employees, customers, and suppliers, support our target of reducing CO2e emissions.

Environmental website

Quality Policy

An integrated part of our management system

Our quality management system documents the coordination of processes within our organisation.

Health and Safety Policy

We take responsibility for protecting the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, customers as well as the public.

Code of Conduct Policy

Our Code of Conduct defines clear ethical standards and spans the entire spectrum of our daily work and operations.

Human Rights Policy

Our Human Rights Policy reflects our commitment to respect human rights as described in relevant international legislation and standards.

Supplier Code of Conduct

We expect all our suppliers, i.e., all companies who do business with us, to adhere to the same ethical principles. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets the standards for doing business with us.

Anti-Corruption Policy

It is our policy to conduct all of our business honestly and ethically.

Whistleblower Policy

Our Whistleblower Policy sets the framework for the whistleblower system which can be used to raise any serious concerns, including any suspicion or knowledge of illegal, unethical or irregular conduct.

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Data Ethics Policy

Data ethics concern the ethical considerations which we, as a
a company must take into account when we use data and new technologies globally.

Tax Policy

We support the international tax reform work by international organisations such as the OECD. With this tax policy we provide information to our stakeholders, investors, employees, civil society and the general public about our approach to tax in a transparent, compliant and responsible manner.

Norwegian Transparency Act

We are committed to comply with the Norwegian Transparency Act. Please find our 2022 report here