Supplier code of conduct

For ensuring a responsible conduct with ethical, social and environmental issues this Code of Conduct summarises the requirement to which Apetit Group (hereinafter referred to as “Apetit”) is committed and which Apetit also requires its suppliers (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier”) to commit. These requirements are prepared in accordance with the principles of the UN’s Global Compact.

Compliance with legislation

Supplier shall comply with current national legislation and regulations.


Supplier shall comply with the principles in the UN’s Global Compact concerning the environment. Supplier has identified the principal environmental effects of its operations and shall work to reduce emissions into the air, soil and waterways and make efficient use of resources.

Business ethics

All forms of bribery, money laundering, corruption and unlawful trade practices are strictly prohibited.

Working environment and social conditions

Supplier is obliged to support and respect international declared human rights and treat its employees fairly, equally and with respect. Supplier shall at least follow and comply with the minimum standards according to local laws and regulations regarding the working environment. Accidents and work-related injuries must be prevented.

Freedom of association

Supplier shall respect its employees’ right to form or join unions as well as the right to collective negotiations.

Working hours and wages

Supplier complies with national legislation and agreements concerning the working hours and overtime is not demanded on a regular basis. Wages, benefits and overtime compensation shall at the very least comply with national legislation and agreements. Any deduction from wages as a disciplinary measure is prohibited.

Forced labour and child labour

No form of forced labour or labour linked to any form of punishment is permitted. No employee may be forced to hand over valuables or identification papers to his/her employer. Apetit does not accept child labour. Every child is to be protected from economic exploitation and from carrying out work that can be considered dangerous, to have a negative effect on the child’s education or to be harmful to child’s health or development. The term “child labour” refers to work carried out by a child who is under 15 years of age, or under 14 years of age in those countries specified in Article 2.4 of ILO Convention 138.

Discrimination and oppression

Apetit does not accept discrimination, oppression, threats, harassment or insults in any form.

Follow-up and enforcement

Enforcement of this Code of Conduct by Supplier is a matter of high importance for Apetit’s business. It is Supplier’s responsibility to ensure that this Code of Conduct is implemented. Apetit reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that this Code of Conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by and independent third party and may be unannounced. In case Supplier fails to comply with the terms of this Code of Conduct and if improvements are not made within the time period Apetit demands, Apetit may terminate its business with Supplier. Supplier is by its signature(s) below committed to this Code of Conduct.