UN Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative; a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitment to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. 

While DeLaval has developed its own Code of Business Conduct, its principles align with United Nations Global Compact

"At the UN Global Compact, we believe it’s possible to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets. That’s our vision." From UN Global Compact Mission Statement

Human Rights

UN Global Compact says

  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.  
  • Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

DeLaval’s Code of Business Conduct says

The companies of the DeLaval Group are required to comply with all laws and regulations of the countries and jurisdictions in which they operate and work, and behave as good corporate citizens and respect human rights.

Working Conditions

UN Global Compact says

  • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. 
  • Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour. 
  • Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
  • Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.  

DeLaval’s Code of Business Conduct says

  • The DeLaval Group recognises the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
  • The De Laval Group does not tolerate any forced or compulsory labour.
  • The DeLaval Group will not use child labour in any of its operations and encourages customers and suppliers to refrain from doing so.
  • The companies within the DeLaval Group recruit, employ and promote employees on the sole basis of their qualifications and ability and there shall be neither negative nor positive discrimination.

Environmental Responsibility

UN Global Compact says

  • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. 

DeLaval’s Code of Business Conduct says

The DeLaval Group is committed to running its business in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner. We integrate environmental considerations into management decisions, investments, policies, programmes and practices across our business, and strive for continuous improvement in our development, sourcing, manufacturing, and transportations activities.

Anti-corruption

UN Global Compact says

  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

DeLaval’s Code of Business Conduct says

The employees and companies of the DeLaval Group must not offer, pay, request or accept any financial contribution or any other services offered for the same effect or ask any customer or supplier to offer, pay, request or accept a bribe.