The Code of Conduct is a globally applicable set of rules for all Metso’s employees and business associates, ensuring consistent decision making in the everyday working environment and making Metso a responsible and trusted business partner. Metso’s Code of Conduct summarizes in a single document the topics that are important in terms of anti-corruption and integrity, trade compliance, human rights, safety, sustainability, information disclosure and other relevant compliance areas.
In addition, Metso is committed to the following global initiatives that guide compliance management:
• UN Global Compact
• UN Sustainable Development Goals
• OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
• ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
• UN Declaration of Human Rights
• UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
Metso respects and is committed to operating in a manner consistent with internationally proclaimed human rights, including the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. All employees are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect, and discrimination or harassment is not tolerated in any form. Metso does not accept or use any form of compulsory, forced or child labor, and respects all applicable laws and regulations regarding working hours and employee compensation. Metso’s Anti-Corruption Policy underlines zero-tolerance towards bribery and corruption. Compliance is everyone’s responsibility at Metso and a range of internal controls are in place to ensure compliance. Third-party agreements in place require that suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders also follow similar standards.