Code of conduct – Minitube AB
Our values speak of who we are and what we stand for and they guide us in our decisions.
We treat others the way we want to be treated ourselves
We act responsibly and professionally toward each other and people around us. We treat each other, our customers, and suppliers like we want them to treat us. We are open and honest, and we promote ideas and sharing of experiences.
Our employees are the main contributors to the products and services we offer our customers. Together we achieve success, and our success is shared with all members of our team. We have a zero-tolerance regarding bullying or unprofessional actions. We expect all our employees to act with dignity and respect.
We work relentlessly to develop, manufacture, and deliver great products
Minitube exists to develop, manufacture, and deliver great products to our customers and end-users. We believe it is possible to provide our customers with the experience of complete satisfaction in the products and services we provide. As a Team, we work together to always focus on doing a great job.
We learn from our mistakes
While we always strive to perform our best, we acknowledge that people make mistakes. We strive to learn from our mistakes, eliminate risk for errors and to always improve and learn. Our goal is always to make the world a better place, and to impose this attitude in all we do.
HOW WE OPERATE
Comply with applicable law
We comply with the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions where we operate.
Industrial manufacturing has an impact on the environment and the climate. That’s why Minitube wants to take a special responsibility for the environment around us. This means that we should not only comply with the requirements of government – we will lead the development to a green society.
For us, this means that we should work towards:
- Ensure that our products and packaging can be recycled
- Sourcing renewable raw materials
- Recycle or re-use any scrap from our production
- Using bio-degradable and eco-friendly materials
- Minimizing all transport to and from our factory.
- Work with suppliers with a clear environmental policy and goals
- Reuse the energy from our factory and only buy electricity from renewable sources
- Continuously challenge and improve ourselves.
All our decisions are made with a resource-efficient approach.
Health and safety
We will prioritize the health and safety of our employees in everything we do. No employee should have to be injured either physically or mentally in the workplace. To achieve this, all employees must pay attention to situations that may be dangerous and report this. We continuously make risk assessment to our workplace and involve our staff in improving the work environment.
Everyone who works at Minitube and our suppliers should have freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. Everyone who works at Minitube is entitled to a contractual salary in accordance with national law and agreements. Through good cooperation with trade unions and safety representatives, we ensure a safe and good workplace for everyone.
Minitube has entered into a collective agreement with the union IF Metall.
We promote equal opportunity and equal treatment for our staff members irrespective of their skin colour, race, nationality, social background, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, or gender or age.
We will not employ anyone against his or her will or compel him or her to work.
We do not tolerate unacceptable treatment of staff members, by such things as psychological mistreatment, sexual or personal abuse or discrimination. We do not tolerate behavior (including gestures, language and physical conduct) that is sexual, subjects people to duress, or is threatening, abusive or exploitative.
We adhere to the maximum working times set by law in each relevant country.
Ban on child labour
We will only hire full-time workers who are at least 16 years of age and only if they have reached the end of compulsory schooling prescribed in the respective country; in countries which fall within the exception to developing nations under ILO convention 138, the minimum age may be reduced to 14 for temporary work, such as school holidays. We will only assign non-hazardous work to minor persons under the age of 18.
We shall support and respect international human rights and never violate them in our operations or through our suppliers.
Corruption and bribery
All forms of corruption and bribery are unacceptable – both with us and at our suppliers and partners. We will avoid conflicts of interest which may have an adverse impact on business relations.
Minitube values competition on equal terms. Price cooperation or other competitive activities are illegal and shall not occur. All purchases, collaborations and agreements shall be characterized by transparent and subsequently visible processes.
Minitube’s accounts will report figures that give an accurate and understandable picture of our business. We shall keep our accounts and report financial statements in accordance with applicable legislation and good practice.
We encourage all members of staff to report problems or illegal activities at the workplace without any need to fear reprisals, intimidation, or harassment. We commit to examining any problems that are reported and, where necessary, to take remedial action.
If someone at Minitube violates the ethical guidelines, this will have consequences. In the event of repeated or serious offences, the employment relationship may be terminated.
If a supplier violates the guidelines, the supplier should inform us as soon as possible so that together we can create a plan to remedy the violations. Action must be taken within a reasonable time. Contract termination may take place if, following repeated contacts in the case, the supplier shows no willingness to remedy the irregularities.