The assessment includes the areas: environment, working conditions, business responsibility and ethics as well as sustainable procurement. The method for the evaluation is based on internationally accepted principles for sustainability reporting, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), the UN Global Compact and ISO: 26000. The evaluation is also audited by independent sustainability experts.

We will be continuing to place great focus on our CSR work."

CSR - Code of Conduct

Established by the board of OEM International in December 2013

Areas of the highest priority 

1. Human rights

OEM supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and is never complicit in human right abuses.

2. Anti-corruption

OEM represents honesty, integrity and accountability. This means it has a zero tolerance approach to all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

3. Environmental responsibility

Innovative measures that reduce the impact on the environment are encouraged and OEM funder-takes active initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Other areas

1. Freedom of association

In accordance with local law, all employees have the right to form or take part in union activities. OEM respects the right to collective bargaining relating to terms and conditions of employment.

2. Forced labour

Any use of forced or compulsory labour is prohibited and employees have the right to terminate their employment in accordance with local legislation or employment contract. 

3. Child labour

OEM has a zero-tolerance policy towards any type of child labour No-one under the age of 15 shall be employed and no one under the age of 18 shall be employed to carry out particularly demanding work.

4. Discrimination

Diversity among OEM’s employees is encouraged and no one shall be discriminated against because of their race, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, family status, religion, political opinion, race, ethnicity, social background, social status, age, union affiliation or disability Physical and psychological harassment are strictly prohibited. 

5. Preventive measures

Sustainability is a key priority at OEM. We take a preventive approach to environmental protection, which means we give priority to environmentally friendly solutions and avoid environmentally harmful substances as far as possible.

6. Consumer rights

OEM always acts in accordance with good business practice. We also ensure that goods and services meet legal requirements.

7. Competition

OEM complies with local laws and regulations and does not participate in anti-competitive practices