Code of Conduct
Sandvik’s Code of Conduct is based on our Core Values, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the United Nations International bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as outlined in the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact. It confirms our strong commitment to ethical and responsible business practices and compliance with relevant laws and regulations in all markets where we operate. The Code of Conduct describes the principles of behavior that our employees should adhere to and provides guidance in our actions and everyday business decisions. The Code of Conduct is a vital component in The Sandvik Way governance model, which encompasses common steering documents and processes. The Sandvik Way also describes a common culture and ways of working and is an important enabler for achieving our 2030 goals.
Employees and external parties who witness a violation of the Code of Conduct, laws or our policies can report the violation, anonymously, through the global reporting tool Speak Up. All reports are assigned an investigator from the business area that conducts the investigation. The Ethics Office oversees the effectiveness of the Speak Up process. Reports, investigations and remediation are recorded, monitored and included in reporting to the Audit Committee.
No retaliation may be taken against an employee or business partner who, in good faith, voices their concern, as is outlined in Sandvik’s Speak Up Policy.