Compliance and due diligence are the building blocks of the foundation on which sustainability is built. It is a continuous effort that requires surveillance, analysis and inquiries. It is also work that we enjoy doing as it gives us a greater insight into our supply chain and helps us grow even closer relationships with suppliers.
As a part of the MESSAGE A/S organisation, we work hard to strengthen this foundation.
You can only fix what you know. So, every year we do a thorough mapping of our suppliers and materials. This is to know where our products are made and the amounts of materials, we use each year.
All our suppliers have either completed a social audit by a professional independent third-party auditor or filled out a self-assessment questionnaire with pictures for visual proof.
We are in the process of mapping out even further into our supply chain so we will know our direct suppliers’ subcontractors.
Code of Conduct and Policies
Our suppliers are our closest partners in our work to become a more responsible business. We can’t do it without them. Therefore, we require all our suppliers to read and sign our Code of Conduct and policies. These documents are a direct expression of our values and priorities, and by signing them our suppliers show that they share our ambitions and approach to CSR.
Code of Conduct
Our code of conduct is based on the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It contains aspects concerning the environment, animal rights, corruption and whistleblowing. All of which we expect our suppliers to respect with regards to current legislation.
Click to read the Code of Conduct here.