Wibax makes sustainable chemicals and energy. With our own delivery trucks, drivers and port terminals, we take full responsibility from sourcing raw materials and products to transport, delivery, as well as product implementation at our customers’ facilities. Wibax vision is to be regarded by all stakeholders as the obvious choice among all chemical suppliers in the market. Knowledge, quality, safety and care for the environment shall characterise Wibax operations. Wibax Code of Conduct is part of our efforts to take responsibility for sustainable development.
Wibax Code of Conduct is based primarily on the basic principles of the UN Global Compact, covering human rights, labour rights, environmental care and anti-corruption and the UN Sustainable Development goals.
This Code of Conduct is meant for our own organization, as well as for our suppliers, sub suppliers, subcontractors and customers. Employees of all of the above mentioned, regardless if they are permanently employed, temporarily contracted, directly employed or supervised are included. The above-mentioned counterparties are hereinafter referred to as “Business partners”.
Wibax Code of Conduct is available to all employees and is also included in the introductory programme for new employees.
Wibax drives its business operations in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, locally and internationally. We constantly strive to improve our social and environmental work throughout the entire value chain.
Our Business partners are expected to follow the relevant legislation in the countries on which they operate.
We expect that all Wibax Business partners shall follow this Code of Conduct and uphold the 10 principles of UN Global Compact, as we declare that we do. Wibax wants to build relationships with Business partners that are mutually beneficial and that are based on shared values and expectations of how we act.
1. Human rights
The Business partner is expected to respect internationally recognised human rights, take action to remedy any adverse human rights impacts it may cause, and pay special attention to possible adverse impacts on groups or individuals that may be at higher risk of vulnerability.
1.1. All employees shall be treated with dignity and respect.
1.2. No employee shall be exposed to physical punishment or physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or assaults.
1.3. Child labour in any form is not accepted. The minimum age for employment and working conditions are governed by the laws of each respective country.
1.4. Forced or involuntary labour is not accepted. This applies to both slave labour and forced labour in prison or work extracted in any other way against someone’s will or choice. Personal documents and possessions must not be confiscated in order to force somebody to work.
1.5. It’s expected that Business partners are recruiting and treating their employees in a manner that is not discriminatory in terms of gender, gender identity or expression, religion or other beliefs, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual persuasion, political views or union membership.
2.1. Business partners shall provide information about the conditions of the employment in a language understood by all employees.
2.2. Business partners shall pay wages and benefits at a minimum according applicable laws, industry standards and relevant collective agreements, whichever is highest. Wages paid
and hours worked must be documented in a transparent system that covers all employees.
2.3. Business partners shall value diversity and promote just treatment and equal pay in terms of setting pay, further training and promotion of employees, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, religion or other beliefs, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual persuasion, political views or union membership.
2.4. Business partners shall respect the rights of employees to organise into unions. Therefore it is not acceptable for disciplinary or discriminatory measures to be taken against employees who organise or join an organisation or conduct collective bargain in order to exercise their rights in a peaceful manner.
2.5. Working hours shall be in accordance with laws and regulations. Business partners must give breaks, ensure a healthy balance between work and leisure time and grant annual paid leave according to applicable laws, unless collective agreement defines exceptions.
3.1. Business partners shall work to minimise negative environmental impact from the operations, products and deliveries.
3.2. Business partners shall strive to reduce their energy and water consumption to minimize its operations impact on the environment by setting reduction targets, monitoring energy and water use and reviewing the targets regularly. Renewable energy sources shall be promoted and water shall be purified and reused when possible.
3.3. Business partners shall preventing and address environmental risks that may affect the staff, workplace, business equipment and facilities as well as the external environment.
3.4. All waste and chemicals are to be stored, handled and transported in such a way that land, water and air are not contaminated and so that the risk of ignition or explosion is minimised.
4.1. Business partners shall have zero tolerance for corruption in all its forms and shall not accept or offer to customers, prospective customers, government agencies or other business partners any form of compensation or reward that violates laws and good business practice.
4.2. Contacts with business partners shall be characterised by impartiality and follow good business practice. We guarantee the integrity of our business partners in terms of trade secrets and other confidential, business-related information that we make use of in our operations.
4.3. Business partners shall compete fairly, shall not participate in cartels and shall always act in compliance with applicable competition law.
5. Health, safety and work environment
Business partners shall work to ensure that employees and others have a safe and healthy work environment.
5.1. Business partners shall take measures to systematically prevent workplace accidents and work-related illnesses by performing risk assessments, hazard elimination and substitution, and by providing personal protective equipment free of charge. Identified risks and implemented measures must be documented.
5.2. Relevant first aid equipment must be easily accessible and there must be marked escape routes and exits to ensure the efficient evacuation. Safety information, warning signs and markings must be easy to see in all risk areas and in a language that the employees understand.
5.3. Business partners pay attention to the work environment and immediately report the occurrence of risky situations, incidents and accidents.
5.4. Toilets, washing facilities and break areas must be easily accessible for all employees. Clean drinking water must be easily available free of charge to all employees
5.5. All employees must have accident insurance that covers healthcare for work-related injuries and compensation in the event of invalidity caused by work-related accidents.
5.6. Work carried out by Business partners shall be undertaken without the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Monitoring and compliance
It is the Business partners responsibility to ensure the implementation of the content of this Code of Conduct or equivalent requirements in its operations.
Wibax shall regularly carry out supplier assessments. We reserve the right to carry out reviews/audits of the supplier on site. The audit is intended to be a constructive activity that aim to ensure that Wibax suppliers comply with the requirements set within this Code of Conduct. The audit process will give an opportunity to develop the sustainability work further together.
In the same way, Wibax suppliers are expected to evaluate their own supply chain to ensure that it complies with the requirements set in Wibax Code of Conduct or equivalent requirements.
Business partners shall ensure that all relevant stakeholders have access to grievance channels to anonymously voice their concerns about potential misconduct related to the requirements of this CoC. The Business partner must also have processes in place to address these concerns and remedy any confirmed cases.
WIBAX Code of Conduct adopted 22nd of March 2021
The management of WIBAX GORUP AB
Group CEO: Jonas Wiklund