In the context of Stafa Industrier AS, it means that they have committed to operating their business in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They respect all internationally recognized human rights, including those enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and applicable standards within international humanitarian law.
This report is based on due diligence assessments carried out during the period: 01.01.2023 - 30.06.2023. The aim of this work is to ensure compliance with the Norwegian Transparency Act (“Åpenhetsloven”).
Stafa Industrier AS is organized with headquarters in Norway, with subsidiaries in the following countries: Norway, Lithuania, Sweden and Germany. Stansefabrikken is the company name. Stansefabrikken is a supplier of its own thin plate products primarily in Norway, as well as thin plate production for the industrial segment in Europe.
Our business is covered by the Norwegian Transparency Act (“Åpenhetsloven”) and we therefore regularly conduct due diligence assessments by mapping human rights and working conditions in our value chain, including suppliers and other business partners.
By mapping the value chain, it will give us an overview if there are or is a risk of human rights violations or indecent working conditions. By conducting due diligence assessments, we can stop, prevent or limit negative consequences that can be directly or indirectly linked to our business. The work with due diligence assessments was adopted at a board meeting on 21.6.2023, and it is Stafa Industrier AS v / CFO Olav Jegtvolden who is responsible for ensuring that the company complies with current requirements in the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act.
This report contains an assessment of our own business and our value chain. All our suppliers are obliged to answer our questions in connection with the mapping, and all our suppliers can sign a collaboration agreement and approve our ethical guidelines.
If our suppliers do not comply with our ethical guidelines, Stansefabrikken shall follow up the supplier. If no improvements occur, Stansefabrikken may terminate the cooperation with the supplier.
Other measures may include factory visits, assessing alternative suppliers, setting stricter minimum requirements, closer follow-up of production, etc.
In our due diligence work, we have used Transparency Gate. Through this solution, individuals can request information about our products/services and suppliers. This is called information requirements.
We conduct assessments of all our suppliers usually annually. Based on their feedback, we can identify risks and set up measures to reduce risk or eliminate negative consequences. The feedback is followed up to ensure that the suppliers meet our requirements. Stansefabrikken has the opportunity to terminate all cooperation with suppliers who do not meet our requirements. Through this solution, all our suppliers and partners can also respond to our mapping.
Anyone can request information about our business and value chain. Individuals can request information anonymously or by name, and everyone will receive feedback within 21 days.
Anyone can report incidents that violate human rights and decent working conditions, and we will investigate messages that come in to see if any violations have occurred.
Inquiries received by us
All inquiries we receive will be answered within 21 days, and all matters will be checked out to detect violations.
Negative consequences and risks
In our work to map risks, we have mapped about 135 suppliers and partners.
We have not received information about possible negative consequences.
Preliminary review has not revealed any significant negative consequences among our suppliers.
- Follow up the suppliers closely.
- Planned measures are factory visits and otherwise more frequent contact with the suppliers.
- We will follow up on the results of measures on an ongoing basis.
- We expect our measures to make us and our suppliers aware of the UN's guiding principles for business and human rights.