Sustainability report 

Skretting sustainability performance 2019

8. Human rights

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every single person in the world. Protected by law, they are based on important shared principles like dignity, fairness, respect and equality. Many of these principles are also designed to protect people within the workplace.

Human rights within Skretting

In 2019, Skretting/Nutreco launched a new Code of Conduct for all employees. This Code of Conduct defines what we believe is the right way to do business. It covers many areas, including clearly stating our company-wide policies for human and labour rights. The new Code of Conduct replaces our former Code of Ethics and is aligned with the Ethics & Compliance ambitions of our parent company SHV.

They key Human rights principles underlying our Code of Conduct:

  • We are committed to providing a safe, collaborative and inclusive workplace environment where employees and business partners are respected and appreciated
  • We do not discriminate with regards to gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion and social or ethnic origin
  • We give all equal opportunities as we recruit, treat, promote and compensate employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications and job-related performance
  • We seek to provide a working environment that is free from harassment and disrespectful conduct. Harassment includes unwelcome verbal, visual or physical behaviour that creates an intimidating or offensive environment
  • We respect every employee’s right to join a trade union or to have recognised employee representation in accordance with the law. We also recognise the right to engage in collective bargaining
  • We will not use child labour or any other form of compulsory labour. The minimum age for entering into employment or working should not be less than the age for completion of compulsory schooling as provided by national law and, in any case, should not be under 15 years old
  • We comply with the International Labour Standards. All of our employees are entitled to the legal minimum wage, as published by the government in the countries where we operate
  • We are committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and visitors. All of our employees must adhere to the Nutreco HSE Policy, Standards and Procedures

Read the Code of Conduct here



8.1 Human rights in our value chain

The UN Guiding Principles on human rights state that companies may be involved with adverse human rights impacts either through their own activities or as a result of their business relationships. Business relationships include relationships with all entities in our value chain.

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