A responsible business needs a solid foundation.
To us that foundation is compliance. As a part of the MESSAGE A/S organisation, we work hard to strengthen this foundation. That means making sure our products are free from dangerous chemicals, knowing where and by who they are made and having our suppliers commit to our policies and code of conduct.
The work never stops. We must continue to seek out new information, react to new situations, and assess and improve wherever we can.
We have mapped out all our direct suppliers. We have done so to know where our products are produced and to increase transparency throughout our supply chain.
All suppliers have completed a social audit by a professional independent third-party auditor or filled out a self-assessment questionnaire.
We will continue to map out even further to increase transparency in the future. That way we can aim to influence even more players in the industry.
Code of Conduct and Policies
We can’t become a more responsible business alone; we need to have our suppliers on board.
Luckily, we have a very close relationship with our suppliers. They have all signed our Code of Conduct (CoC) and additional policies. Our CoC and policies express our values and approach to managing a responsible business.
Code of Conduct
We have based our CoC on the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among other things it addresses issues in relation to social compliance, the environment, animal rights, corruption and whistleblowing.
Click to read the Code of Conduct here.