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Ekornes Goals and Values, the company regulations, employment contracts and job descriptions also contain ethical rules by which the Ekornes Group abides. The rules contained in this overview should therefore not be considered exhaustive with respect to the group’s ethical rules.
A duty of confidentiality contained in the company regulations, employment contracts or job descriptions does not prevent you from informing a superior should you be come aware of breaches of regulations, legislation or rules laid down by the authorities. This also applies to internal guidelines, provisions or issues that might harm Ekornes’ reputation or other parties’ trust in Ekornes.
Ekornes shall comply with the laws, rules and regulations in the countries in which Ekornes companies have been established or in which business connections have been established.
In all contact with suppliers of raw materials, machinery, subsidiary materials and services of any kind, and contact with customers and other business connections, we shall aspire to honesty, integrity, openness, businesslike correctness and proper conduct. The objective is to arrive at the best offer for Ekornes
Ekornes or employees of Ekornes shall not be party to “bribery” or its equivalent in order to achieve special advantages or access to such.
Business connections such as those mentioned above shall not be provided with more information about Ekornes than theyneed to provide a satisfactory offer with respect to price, level of service, delivery times, technology and specifications, or what they need to exercise their business relationship with Ekornes.
Suppliers and business connections shall under no circumstances receive information about other suppliers and business connections via Ekornes.
Employees of Ekornes shall only participate in trips and events arranged by suppliers and business connections when there is a professional reason for the event/trip or it provides business related opportunities. In cases of such participation the travel andaccommodation of employees of Ekornesshall always be paid by Ekornes.
Employees of Ekornes are not permitted to receive gifts (in the form of products, services or trips, etc) from business connections other than small items of more of an advertising nature and limited value. The same applies to private purchases of goods at discounts from suppliers to Ekornes without the approval of a superior. Individuals must also avoid ending up in dependent relationships with customers or suppliers.
Suppliers and business connections shall be made aware of the contents of this document and also be made aware that anattempt to contravene these ethical rules could result in exclusion.
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