Code of Conduct
The Sandvik Code of Conduct is a cornerstone for our company.
Sandvik has a long history of working in accordance with applicable laws and internationally recognized principles, as well as in partnership with our local communities. Our Code of Conduct is built on our internal Core Values and external principles, such as the 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, in which we participate. We are also committed to adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We believe that by doing so we are providing a solid foundation that supports a more sustainable future for Sandvik and for our stakeholders.
The Code of Conduct is a vital component in The Sandvik Way governance model, which encompasses common steering documents and processes, such as our policies and procedures. The Sandvik Way also describes a common culture and ways of working and is an important enabler for achieving our 2030 sustainability 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 relevant business area that conducts the investigation. The Ethics Office oversees the effectiveness of the Speak Up process. Reports, investigations and remediations 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.