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We have a number of distinct policies in areas such as diversity and inclusion, health and safety, the environment, and greenhouse gases. We continuously review our policies and update them, to ensure we do business responsibly and meet our key stakeholders’ expectations.
This guide sets the direction for how we act responsibly on- and offline, treat each other with respect, and respond to ethical issues in a sound manner. It is directly linked to the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles and covers topics like human rights, diversity and discrimination, environmental protection and anticorruption.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct incorporates the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the UN Global Compact and its Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our code asks all DFDS suppliers to conform to the code and conform to all applicable laws, rules and regulations where our suppliers operate. They must also have policies and procedures in place to respect human rights (including labour rights), address significant environmental impacts, and counter corruption. In 2019, we strengthened our supplier auditing abilities by employing extra dedicated staff to work with compliance in our procurement team.
The DFDS Compliance Line is an independent website that may be used by employees, customers, and other stakeholders to report breaches of either the law or DFDS' own Code of Conduct if people feel they cannot inform their manager or contact person at DFDS. We take all violations seriously, and we make every effort to investigate reports and learn from them to prevent future cases. Each incident is discussed at our audit committee.
DFDS is committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking does not exist within its supply chain or within any part of the DFDS organisation.
Our initiatives for corporate governance, diversity, and remuneration are making steady progress. Policies are continuously evaluated with due consideration to current legislation, practice and recommendations. DFDS follows NASDAQ Copenhagen’s recommendations for good corporate governance.
DFDS’ workforce should reflect the society in which we live and work. Our action plan contains specific short- and long-term initiatives. Each year, we will report on our goals and progress.