This document was established in the Board of Directors of OEM International in December 2013. It contains guidelines for all companies in the OEM group.
1. Human rights
Areas with highest priority
OEM supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and makes sure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses.2. Anti-corruption
OEM´s reputation of honesty, integrity and responsibility must be upheld and any involvement in bribery, extortion or corruption is not tolerated by OEM in any form.3. Environmental responsibility
Innovative developments in products and services that offer environmental and social benefits are as well as a greater environmental responsibility promoted and supported by OEM.
Other areas4. Freedom of association
As local or relevant laws allows, all employees are free to form, join or not to join unions and have the right to collective bargaining when employed by OEM.5. Forced and compulsory labour
No form of forced or compulsory labour is tolerated by OEM and all employees have the right to leave their employment as stated by contracts or local laws.6. Child labour
We are not complicit in any form of child labour or other forms of exploitation of the child. No one is employed below the completion of compulsory school or under the age of 15 and no one under the age of 18 is employed for hazardous work within OEM.7. Discrimination
Diversity amongst OEM employees is a positive attribute and no one regardless of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, parental status, marital status, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, ethnic background, social origin, social status, age, union membership or disability shall be discriminated. Harassments in the form of physical or psychological abuse are strongly prohibited within OEM as are any kinds of intimidation or other threats.8. Precautionary approach
Sustainable is a key word for OEM and finite resources are avoided as often as possible. OEM also has a precautionary approach towards environmental challenges which means that we avoid dangerous materials when suitable and more environmentally friendly alternatives are available.9. Consumer interests
When dealing with consumers, OEM acts in accordance with fair business, marketing and advertising practices. OEM also ensures that provided goods or services meet all agreed and legal standards.10. Competition
OEM is conducting its activities according to applicable laws and regulations and also refraining from entering into anti-competitive agreements.