Code of Conduct
Responsibilities and proper practices
The Golden Rule is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights, in which each individual has a right to just treatment, and a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others. A key element of the Golden Rule is that a person attempting to live by this rule treats all people with consideration, not just members of his or her in-group.
The Golden Rule has its roots in a wide range of world cultures, and is a standard which different cultures use to resolve conflicts.
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself
Internal Code of Conduct
- sorze4 AS does not employ anyone below the legal age according to Norwegian laws and international regulations.
- Employees at sorze4 AS is not to be discriminated against because of race, physical disability, religion, age, nationality or sex.
- Employees of sorze4 AS has their right recognized to associate or organize themselves or to bargain collectively.
- No form of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse is permitted.
- The salary received by sorze4 AS' employees is in accordance with the function performed, always respecting the pacts of each sector.
- sorze4 AS guarantees that its employees perform their work in safe and healthy workplaces.
sorze4 AS makes sure that its business partners fulfill the contents of the paragraphs of this Code on customers and employees.
External suppliers of sorze4 as is bound to comply with the contents of the employees and customers paragraphs of this Code. Likewise, they permit any monitoring by sorze4 as, or authorized third parties, to verify their compliance.
sorze4 as undertakes to offer to all its customers a standard of excellence in all its products; at the same time, it guarantees that its products do not entail a risk to their health or safety.
sorze4 as undertakes to collaborate with the local, national and international communities in which it operates, to guarantee adequate introduction and subsequent management of the Code of Conduct in the chain of production.
The Code of Conduct for external suppliers
A second code of conduct was designed for External Manufacturers and Workshops.
Its conceptual framework contains the Human Rights Declarations, the UN Convention on Rights on Minors and the Conventions of the International Labor Organization nos. 29, 87, 98, 100, 105, 111, 138, 182 and 190, with special emphasis on remuneration policies and hiring, health, safety, child labor and the environment.
This second Code is organized in 11 points, as is shown as follows:
External suppliers shall not work with minors.
External suppliers shall not apply any type of discriminatory practice with regard to sex, race, creed, age, nationality, sexual orientation, political opinion or physical or mental disability.
Freedom of association
External suppliers shall respect the rights of the employees to associate or organize or to bargain collectively, in no case shall employees be subjected to any kind of sanction because of this.
Harassment and abuse
Employees of External suppliers shall be treated with dignity and respect. Under no circumstances shall physical punishment, harassment of any type or abuse of power be permitted.
Health and safety
External suppliers shall guarantee their employees a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with the provisions of law, ensuring reasonable minimum conditions of light, ventilation, hygiene, fire prevention safety measures, as well as access to a drinking water supply.
Likewise, the External supplier shall guarantee that these minimum conditions are met in any of the facilities that they could provide for their employees.
External suppliers shall comply with the local legislation in force with regard to labor matters. They shall pay their employees at least the minimum wage established by Law for each professional category.
External suppliers are obliged to comply with the provisions of the legislation in force on environmental matters.
External suppliers, who subcontract work for sorze4 as shall be held responsible for the subcontractors' compliance with this Code.
Other applicable law
External suppliers shall comply with all the legislation in force (local, national and international).
Supervision and compliance
External suppliers authorize sorze4 AS itself or through third parties to carry out inspections, which guarantee the observance of this Code, providing these supervisors with access to the necessary documentation and means to ensure this process.
Publication of the Code
The managers or owners of the External suppliers shall inform their employees about the contents of this Code of Conduct. A copy of the same shall be placed accessible to all employees.