Ethics as a business parameter

Ethics as a business parameter
UN Sustainable Development Goals

High ethical standards, guided by the UN

We set the bar high – including when it comes to responsible business conduct. With the United Nations guidelines as our compass, we place great demands on ourselves because we know that this delivers the best results.
We joined the UN Global Compact in 2010 because we take our social responsibility seriously and we require that our suppliers also conduct themselves responsibly. Therefore, we have also directly implemented the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our business strategy.

More about the UN SDG's in our strategy

UN's guidelines

UN's guidelines
Human Rights

Respect for people comes first

We have a great responsibility as a company to respect the human rights of our employees.
But we also want to ensure that our suppliers treat their employees respectfully. Therefore, we have implemented the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in our supplier requirements. These requirements include equal pay, working hour rules and the freedom to choose trade unions, as well as prohibitions on discrimination, child labour and forced labour.

Read more below about our efforts for human rights in our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking statement

A good working environment

A good work life depends on a good working environment. Therefore, we are committed to safety, well-being and acceptance of diversity in our company. We offer many voluntary programmes for employees to help improve their health, including exercise during breaks, physiotherapy and health insurance. We also strive to accommodate employees throughout their working lives, and every year we celebrate many 25-, 30-, and 40-year anniversaries in the company.

 

We help people with special needs
We have a unique production line for employees who are physically or mentally challenged. All staff here are employed on special conditions adapted to their given situation.
The employees are referred to the company through an employment programme for special needs employees and from the municipality’s job centre. Through simple tasks, these employees ensure the recycling of large volumes of scrap yarn and used cardboard spools that were previously incinerated.
This is good for the environment, while also improving the skills, quality of life and independence of these employees.

Whistle-blower scheme offers peace of mind
Even companies with the best of intentions can make mistakes. When this happens, it is important to have a system in place that ensures we can address and remedy the situation.
Therefore, we have established an anonymous whistle-blower system that all persons affiliated with Ege Carpets can use. If you experience irregularities, illegal conduct or human rights violations, you are welcome to report it through this system

 

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