We are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in our operations, value chain, and communities where we operate.
We have based our commitment on international human rights and labour standards, including those expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Furthermore, we are committed to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP).
By respecting human rights, we shall
- not infringe on the human rights of others,
- address adverse human rights impacts and,
- ensure measures to prevent, mitigate and remediate such impacts.
In December 2021, the Board of Grieg Maturitas adopted a Human Rights Policy. The policy outlines the Grieg Group‘s commitment, approach, and responsibility to respecting human rights. The human rights policy interlinks with other policy documents such as our Ethical guidelines, Supplier Code of Conduct and grievance mechanisms. Being a part of the Grieg Group, we act according to the policy’s expectations to ensure respect for human rights in all parts of our business. The policy follows the six steps of the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises.
As a larger enterprise resident in Norway, the Grieg Group (parent company) is under the scope of the Norwegian Transparency Act. The Transparency Act shall promote enterprises’ respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions related to producing goods and providing services. It shall also ensure the public access to information regarding how enterprises address adverse impacts on human rights and decent working conditions.
In Grieg Edge, we are currently doing a gap analysis regarding our work on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions, and will report on this page any high-risk findings
Responsibilities and corporate governance
To maintain our Human Rights commitments, we have developed the following operational documents explaining our responsibilities and corporate governance:
We are currently developing a process description of how we work with due diligence related to Human Rights. We will publish this process description as soon as it is firmly established in August 2022.