Upholding the principles of the Code of Conduct is a shared responsibility.
As an employee, you should be familiar with it and consider how it applies to your own work. You are encouraged, and must feel free to report possible breaches.
At NCC, we strive to achieve long-term business relationships as a basis for generating customer value, shareholder value and secure workplaces that promote development. We achieve this through our actions – demonstrating to our customers and other stakeholders that we are a reliable and honest company that always meets its commitments.
That is why it is equally important to communicate our Code of Conduct as a natural part of cooperation with business partners and other third parties.
It goes without saying that NCC complies with laws and international conventions. This means that we always respect and comply with the legislation and regulations relevant to our operations. We expect all employees to be aware of the laws and regulations that apply to their specific function or role.
At NCC, we are honest and open in our relationships with business partners and third parties, and we expect our business partners and their suppliers to behave in the same way. We honor our commitments and respect the agreements we have entered into. We expect our business partners to communicate our values, or if their own values are similar, throughout the supply chain. We expect them to act and demonstrate that they comply with our or their own, similar values /code of conduct.
At NCC, we are committed to securing business solely on the merits and integrity of our products, services and people. We do not tolerate bribery or corruption. We will not give or offer anything of value to a government official or company representative to influence a discretionary decision.
NCC competes forcefully in the marketplace to meet our customers' needs and enhance shareholder value. We do not enter into agreements or engage in activities that restrict competition. For example, we do not permit any form of anti-competitive behavior such as pricing collaboration, cartel building or abuse of its market dominance. We support appropriate and unrestricted competition with regard to bids, tenders, procurement and purchasing in all phases of its operations.
A conflict of interest exists whenever someone’s private interests interfere, or appear to interfere, with those of NCC. As employees at NCC, we are obliged to inform our immediate superior of any business activity that we conduct outside the NCC Group. We may not work in any way or participate indirectly in business activities for an organization that is in competition with, or does business with, NCC. We may not engage in activities that could lead to conflicts of interest or be used for personal gain in relation to business partners. This includes providing or accepting personal gifts or services, or participating in expenses-paid activities beyond normal business requirements. It also includes seeking or making any form of promise connected to the acceptance of gifts. As employees, we must disclose personal conflicts of interest to our immediate superior.
NCC as a company does not make contributions or donations to political organizations. While the company does not subscribe to any party-political position, employees are encouraged to take an active interest in social issues and topical debate.
As an NCC employee, I avoid any situation where I am in a position to potentially exploit my professional capacity in some way for personal benefit, or am at risk of biasing a decision in a way that contradicts NCC’s interests.
I promptly disclose any potential conflict of interest to management since, in certain cases, such activity may require the prior approval of NCC.
I do not engage in a private and personal relationship with a fellow NCC employee who directly or indirectly reports to me without first informing my manager.
If I am uncertain as to whether an activity I am engaged in constitutes a conflict of interest, I turn to the Ask Me function for guidance.
NCC will follow the laws that apply to prevent money laundering to occur. Money laundering is various types of arrangements to conceal criminal activity or present them as legitimate with regard to making criminal payment of money become legitimate.