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Human rights and fair labor conditions

Our commitment to human rights and fair labor conditions is confirmed in both our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct. These guiding documents endorse key international frameworks, including the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Sandvik Code of Conduct, aligned with our core values, serves as a guide in the identification, prevention, and mitigation of risks associated with human rights and fair labor conditions.

To mitigate risks related to human rights, we continuously work to ensure compliance with national legislation and internationally agreed upon human rights standards and regulations. We regularly evaluate our processes and procedures for identifying, preventing, and mitigating these risks in the Group’s operations and in our value chain. The double materiality analysis has taken consideration of human rights across our value chain. Our work on human rights and fair working terms is integrated into our regular processes and procedures in different ways, for example, in our Sustainable Supplier Management, our safety work and in our diversity, equity and inclusion work. We have zero tolerance for modern slavery in all its forms, forced labor, slave labor and/or child labor. We support children’s rights and the right to education.

Every employee has the right to join a union and be covered by a collective agreement. Our commitment extends to rejecting all forms of harassment or bullying. We firmly believe in fostering a diverse workforce and maintain a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, belief, marital status, social group, or any other characteristics.

Speak Up is our grievance mechanism that is available for employees and external partners for our entire value chain.