INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings Group together with its daughter and sister companies (INVISIBLE®) are committed to sustainability. This includes respect for universally recognized human rights principles, including workers’ rights, the environment, and the fight against corruption.
INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings Group’s CSR policy defines the framework of corporate social responsibility within the company. INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings is committed to securing that any business undertakings are conducted as ethically as possible by ensuring that our company and our suppliers operate in accordance with the principles of this CSR Policy.
Our CSR Policy’s primary objective is that we comply with all legislation, regulations, and standards, which we are subjected to. We also respect and promote the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and are committed to make continuous improvements in our performance.
We respect cultural diversities and follow internationally agreed conventions on human rights and labour rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ILO’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Furthermore, we strictly adhere to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We will secure the right to non-discrimination, equal rights, and protection as well as rights of minorities. This applies to us and our suppliers, which are expected to manage adverse impacts on internationally recognized human rights.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
We strictly adhere to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is a human rights agreement that applies to all children under the age of 18. Among other things, the Convention prohibits child labour and protects young people at work (Article 32).
Employees and working conditions
We secure our employees good employment conditions and follow applicable legislation and collective agreements within our area.
We do not discriminate or in any other way make decisions that are affected by the employee’s affiliation with a trade union or other association, and do not attempt to influence the employees to be members of a particular trade union.
All employees receive a minimum wage in accordance with international standards.
We aim to secure a safe and healthy work environment and all buildings, facilities, areas etc. Are designed, constructed, and used in such a way that they are safe and without risks to the health of the employees.
We will recognize each other’s differences, qualifications and talk nicely to each other regardless of gender, ethnicity, political view, age, and sexual orientation.
Environment and hazardous substances
We aim to demonstrate continuous improvements of the overall environmental performance related to our operation, including production, use and disposal of our products. This applies for the surrounding areas, the work environment at our company facilities and the indoor climate where our products are used.
Employees’ work with hazardous substances takes place in a safe manner with minimized health risks.
INVISIBLE® BUSINESS PRINCIPLES – CODE OF CONDUCT
Our Code of Conduct defines how we at INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings should behave.
We want to build trust with employees, partners, and customers.
Violation of our ethical rules is the biggest risk for us as a company. Therefore, we never accept unethical behavior and take immediate action against all such behavior.
Each individual employee is expected to internalize our values and follow the Code of Conduct. INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceiling’s Code of Conduct is a guide to show how we are expected to behave in our daily work. The Code of Conduct provides guidelines for how we, as INVISIBLE® employees, should behave when we interact with each other, our customers, and the communities in which we operate.
The code of conduct is available as support when we are faced with an ethical dilemma and here is also information about who to contact if we have questions.
Our Code of Conduct is based on our values, which consist of a number of beliefs that govern our actions.
We care about both people and the environment. We always work safely. We never pass by if we see someone acting in a risky way.
We do business with a high level of integrity and transparency. We live in accordance with our Code of Conduct and do not accept shortcuts.
We strive to constantly get better at what we do. We are a learning organization and are happy to share our knowledge. We build an INVISIBLE® Team together with our customers, partners, and the communities in which we operate. We promote a work culture that is characterized by trust and respect for each other.
We help our partners and customers achieve success. We strive to understand the needs of our partners and customers. We want to deliver the best possible and the world’s most environmentally friendly acoustic solutions for the ceilings.
All employees at INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings must comply with the principles and requirements of this Code of Conduct. We attach the highest priority to our Code of Conduct. Should you violate our Code of Conduct or other relevant guidelines, it may result in termination of employment.
This Code of Conduct also extends beyond INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings as people and companies outside the business are also an important part of our work. Suppliers, subcontractors, brokers, consultants, agents, and other intermediaries are expected to comply with relevant parts of our Code of Conduct when cooperating with us. INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceilings Code of Conduct for Suppliers (also known as the Supplier Code) shall be included in our agreements with these parties.
In addition, our Code of Conduct applies to joint ventures and other operations. In connection with certain projects, the parties may decide to establish a common code.
We follow all compliant regulations that apply to our operations. Customs or local traditions never take precedence over compliant requirements. If you discover that our Code of Conduct violates applicable compliant requirements, you must inform your manager.
INVISIBLE® Acoustic Ceiling’s commitment to creating business requires a corporate culture where everyone feels they can report cases where our Code of Conduct is not followed, including suspicion of non-compliant or unethical conduct.
You are required to report ethical violations that you know of or suspect.
If you are a manager, you are obliged to ensure that ethical violations or suspicions of ethical violations are treated in an appropriate manner. Any suspicions of ethical abuse or other irregularities that you report will be investigated immediately and appropriate action will be taken.
If you believe that you have been subjected to retaliation, you should also report it as a suspected case of ethical abuse.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
The General Assembly,
Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
Adopted by the International Labour Conference at its Eighty-sixth Session, Geneva, 18 June 1998 (Annex revised 15 June 2010)
Whereas the ILO was founded in the conviction that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace;
Whereas economic growth is essential but not sufficient to ensure equity, social progress and the eradication of poverty, confirming the need for the ILO to promote strong social policies, justice and democratic institutions;
Whereas the ILO should, now more than ever, draw upon all its standard-setting, technical cooperation and research resources in all its areas of competence, in particular employment, vocational training and working conditions, to ensure that, in the context of a global strategy for economic and social development, economic and social policies are mutually reinforcing components in order to create broad-based sustainable development;
Whereas the ILO should give special attention to the problems of persons with special social needs, particularly the unemployed and migrant workers, and mobilize and encourage international, regional and national efforts aimed at resolving their problems, and promote effective policies aimed at job creation;
Whereas, in seeking to maintain the link between social progress and economic growth, the guarantee of fundamental principles and rights at work is of particular significance in that it enables the persons concerned, to claim freely and on the basis of equality of opportunity, their fair share of the wealth which they have helped to generate, and to achieve fully their human potential;
Whereas the ILO is the constitutionally mandated international organization and the competent body to set and deal with international labour standards, and enjoys universal support and acknowledgement in promoting Fundamental Rights at Work as the expression of its constitutional principles;
Whereas it is urgent, in a situation of growing economic interdependence, to reaffirm the immutable nature of the fundamental principles and rights embodied in the Constitution of the Organization and to promote their universal application;
THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE
Follow-up to the Declaration
I. OVERALL PURPOSE
1. The aim of the follow-up described below is to encourage the efforts made by the Members of the Organization to promote the fundamental principles and rights enshrined in the Constitution of the ILO and the Declaration of Philadelphia and reaffirmed in this Declaration.
2. In line with this objective, which is of a strictly promotional nature, this follow up will allow the identification of areas in which the assistance of the Organization through its technical cooperation activities may prove useful to its Members to help them implement these fundamental principles and rights. It is not a substitute for the established supervisory mechanisms, nor shall it impede their functioning; consequently, specific situations within the purview of those mechanisms shall not be examined or re-examined within the framework of this follow-up.
3. The two aspects of this follow-up, described below, are based on existing procedures: the annual follow-up concerning non-ratified fundamental Conventions will entail merely some adaptation of the present modalities of application of article 19, paragraph 5(e), of the Constitution; and the Global Report on the effect given to the promotion of the fundamental principles and rights at work that will serve to inform the recurrent discussion at the Conference on the needs of the Members, the ILO action undertaken, and the results achieved in the promotion of the fundamental principles and rights at work.
II. ANNUAL FOLLOW-UP CONCERNING NON-RATIFIED FUNDAMENTAL CONVENTIONS
A. Purpose and scope
1. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to review each year, by means of simplified procedures, the efforts made in accordance with the Declaration by Members which have not yet ratified all the fundamental Conventions.
2. The follow-up will cover the four categories of fundamental principles and rights specified in the Declaration.
III. GLOBAL REPORT ON FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND RIGHTS AT WORK
A. Purpose and scope
IV. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT: