NORMA Group is committed to international human rights
NORMA Group categorically rejects the violation and restriction of human rights in any form. The Company is committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as to the core labor standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). CR Policy STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
NORMA Group rejects all forms of forced, compulsory and child labor. In doing so, ILO Conventions Nos. 138 and 182 are recognized as the minimum standard for protection against child labor. The Company is also committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its business activities.
Furthermore, NORMA Group recognizes the right of its employees to join unions and to found employee representations. NORMA Group rejects discrimination based on ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation and religion and supports measures to promote diversity within the Company. DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Monitoring and awareness-raising measures
NORMA Group’s commitment to human rights is also reflected in its Code of Conduct. In the course of the revision of the CODE OF CONDUCT in 2020, a separate section on human rights was added to clarify NORMA Group’s position.
If employees observe human rights violations, they can report them at any time via the COMPLIANCE REPORTING CHANNELS. Among other things, the NORMA Group whistleblower system provides them with the category ‘Violations of social standards and human rights’. In the areas of anti-discrimination and freedom of association, NORMA Group also monitors whether its commitment is being met through regular internal reporting of legal disputes. In 2021, there were no cases of discrimination or violations of freedom of association by NORMA Group that were established by the courts.
NORMA Group also takes its responsibilities seriously along the value chain. In the SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT, the Company obliges its suppliers to respect and comply with human rights. However, due to the size and complexity of the value chain, human rights violations cannot be completely ruled out as a matter of principle. Beyond its direct business partners, NORMA Group has only limited influence on compliance with minimum standards. If the Company becomes aware that business partners are committing or tolerating human rights violations, the business relationship is re-evaluated, and terminating the contract is considered. In the event of violations by employees, NORMA Group will take measures that may even lead to termination of employment.
These contents are part of the Non-financial Group Report and were subject to a separate limited assurance examination.