This Code of Conduct has been developed for the purpose of protecting human rights, promoting fair employment conditions, safe working conditions, responsible management of environmental issues, and high ethical standards.
In addition to compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and standards in all of the countries in which they operate, all Galooli Units, companies and employees shall comply with the Code of Conduct even if it stipulates a higher standard than required by national laws or regulations.
Galooli requires suppliers and their subcontractors to comply with the Code of Conduct, or similar standards, and to verify compliance by providing information and allowing access to their premises. Galooli is committed to engaging its suppliers to ensure continuous and measurable improvements over time.
Galooli supports the United Nations Global Compact initiative. In order to make this commitment clear to employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders, the Code of Conduct is based on the Global Compact´s ten principles and shall be publicly available. We are also committed to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights throughout our business operations.
We are aware of the specific challenges to certain human rights issues in the Networked Society, such as the right of freedom of expression and the right to privacy, as well as the impacts on other rights arising from potential misuse of technology, and we work actively to minimize any such risks and challenges.
Privacy and security are important elements in products and services delivered by Galooli, and we align our product and business processes to ensure that human rights aspects of privacy and freedom of expression are respected throughout the operations of our products and services.
We firmly believe that information and communication technology promotes greater transparency and enables many fundamental human rights, such as the right to health, education, freedom of assembly, and freedom of expression.
The Code of Conduct shall be applied throughout the company´s operations, including in the production, supply, sales and support of Galooli products and services worldwide, as well as by Galooli suppliers through contractual agreement.
We respect all internationally proclaimed human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organization´s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We strive to ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses. We shall, in all contexts, seek ways to honour the principles of internationally recognized human rights, even when faced with conflicting requirements.
We are also committed to implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights throughout our business operations.
Forced labour avoidance – Forced, bonded or compulsory labour shall not be used and employees shall be free to leave their employment after reasonable notice as required by applicable law or contract. Employees shall not be required to lodge deposits of money or identity papers with their employer.
Fair employment conditions – Employees shall understand their employment conditions. Pay and terms shall be fair and reasonable, and comply at a minimum with applicable laws or industry standards, whichever is higher.
Working hours shall comply with applicable laws.
Absent exceptional circumstances, personnel shall be provided with at least one day off in every seven-day period. One day off shall be interpreted as at least twenty four consecutive hours.
Deduction from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted.
Corporal punishment, physical or verbal abuse or other unlawful harassment and any threats or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited.
Child labour avoidance – No person shall be employed who is below the minimum legal age for employment. Minimum age is the age of completion of compulsory schooling, or not less than 15 years or not less than 14 years, in countries where educational facilities are insufficiently developed.
Children shall not be employed for any hazardous work, or work that is inconsistent with the child’s personal development. A child means a person below the age of 18 years. Personal development includes a child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
Where a child is employed, the best interests of the child shall be the primary consideration. Should any child be found to be performing child labour, policies and programs shall be contributed to, supported, or developed.
Elimination of discrimination – All employees shall be treated with respect and dignity.
All kinds of discrimination based on partiality or prejudice is prohibited, such as discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership and any other characteristic protected by local law, as applicable.
Fair Working Conditions – A healthy and safe working environment and, if applicable, housing facilities shall be provided for employees, in accordance with international standards and national laws.
Appropriate health and safety information and training shall be provided to employees including, but not limited to, arrangements for safe evacuations of buildings and correct handling and marking of chemicals and machinery.
We shall strive to develop, produce and offer products and services with excellent sustainability performance and contribute to the sustainable development of society.
We shall strive to continuously improve, with a life cycle perspective, the environmental performance of our products. We shall work to continuously reduce the negative impact of our own operations and take a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
We shall use appropriate methodologies to determine significant issues and aspects, for setting and reviewing objectives and targets, and as a basis for communicating sustainability performance of our operations, products and services.
No form of extortion and bribery, including improper offers for payments to or from individuals performing work for Galooli, or organizations, shall be tolerated.
The Code of Conduct is applicable to all Galooli operations and to any party that contributes to Galooli products, services and other business activities (“Supplier”).
Galooli requires the Supplier and its subcontractors to comply with the Code of Conduct, or equivalent standards which may request higher standards than required by applicable laws.
Upon request, a Supplier must, by way of providing information and/or allowing access to premises to Galooli or its representative, verify to Galooli’s reasonable satisfaction, that the Supplier and its subcontractors comply with the Code of Conduct.
The Responsible Sourcing Program ensures high standards in the supply chain in terms of Galooli requirements in the areas of labor, environment, human rights and anti-corruption, which are valid for all suppliers. The program uses a risk based approach to ensure effective management of the environmental and social impacts by implementing supplier risk analysis, regular supplier audits, assessments, performance bench-marking and other activities which ensure compliance with the Galooli Code of Conduct and Code of Business Ethics.
Obligation to inform
It is the responsibility of the Supplier to ensure that its employees and subcontractors are informed about and comply with the Code of Conduct.
The supplier shall inform Galooli if they discover a breach of the Code of Conduct in their own operations.
The Code of Conduct includes, as applicable, specific requirements for Suppliers related to Occupational Health and Safety, and Environment.