Supplier Code of Conduct
We have defined working methods and prepared instructions for environmental management, personnel policy, equality and purchasing.
Operations in the supply chain are guided by the Supplier Code of Conduct, which is included as an appendix in each supplier agreement. Metsä Group’s Code of Conduct for Suppliers provides common ethical guidance, which we expect all our suppliers to commit to. This Code of Conduct is based upon internationally recognised guidelines such as the United Nations Global Compact and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions.
Our aim is to ensure that we work with suppliers that are committed to sustainability and safe working practices. In addition, we expect all suppliers to have high standards of business ethics and integrity. Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers prohibits the use of forced, or child labour, emphasises the respect for human rights as well as actions against corruption and bribery. By the end of 2016, 81% of our total spend was covered by the Metsä Group Code of Conduct for Suppliers.