We are committed to respecting human rights in accordance with the internationally recognized human rights standards. 

We strive to avoid involvement in any human rights abuses. We support the principles stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Core Conventions on Labour Standards. Our policy on human rights is embedded in Gasum Code of Conduct.

We expect our business partners to commit to the same principles and to apply fundamental human rights equally to all employees whether temporarily or permanently hired or contracted. The requirements are imposed in our Code of Conduct for Business Partners.

We perform risk assessments to develop our work in upholding human rights. Continuous collaboration with our different stakeholders and business partners is a crucial part of this effort. We seek to be a responsible actor in the societies where we operate and take actions to ensure that human rights are respected throughout our operations. We expect a similar commitment from our business partners as specified in our Business Partner Code of Conduct. 

We strive to avoid any risk of becoming linked, through our business relationships, to any form of modern slavery, including forced labour or human trafficking. We do not, under any conditions, tolerate the use of forced, compulsory or child labour. 

We are committed to complying with all laws concerning privacy, freedom of association, collective bargaining, working time, wages, and salaries. We value diversity and emphasize fair treatment and equal opportunity in all our processes relating to our personnel, such as the recruitment and development of employees and their working conditions as well as employees’ remuneration and promotion, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, political opinion, language, sexual orientation, family ties, disability or other similar aspects relating to individuals.

We encourage and expect all employees, as well as business partners to report concerns, incidents of non-compliance or suspected misconduct using the appropriate reporting channels. Our whistleblowing channel is available in all company languages (English, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian). Read more about raising concerns at Gasum.