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Fair value chain and safe work environment

Asker's workplaces are to be safe and attractive. In addition, Asker is to offer products that are produced and delivered under fair conditions.

In many cases, medical supplies, devices and equipment are produced in countries where there is a higher risk of corruption and human rights violations than in Europe. Market demand for high-quality products made under fair conditions is growing.

Through proactive co-operation with suppliers and third-party manufacturers, Asker is seeking to maintain a fair and safe work environment both in its own operations and throughout the value chain.

  • Ensure high employee engagement by measuring and following up
  • Ensure that all employees are covered by formal collective agreements or equivalent working conditions
  • Training of all employees in our Code of Conduct
  • Training of all managers and specialists in anti-corruption and whistle-blowing
  • Third-party manufacturers of our own brands audited every 24 months
  • Supplier Code of Conduct implemented
  • Responsible Sourcing Policy and Supplier Due Diligence Procedure implemented

Read more about our targets and progress in the Sustainability Report

Gender equality (5)
Decent work and economic growth (8)
Peace justice and strong institutions (16)


Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Read more about our ESG focus areas