Human rights management
TOMRA’s responsibilities and approach for human rights can be found in the Code of Conduct, Business Principles for Suppliers and Partners, and the Annual Report. In addition to these processes, TOMRA is continuously mapping and managing its human rights impact, and is recognizing that this is an ongoing and iterative process.
TOMRA consists of different business units with diverse operating contexts and supply chains. As a result, the units have their own approaches to human rights due diligence to meet their specific needs. However, all business units adhere to a TOMRA Group minimum level of commitment as described in its Code of Conduct.
Policy commitment and governance
As an international company with direct operations in more than forty countries, TOMRA recognizes that it may impact a variety of stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers, and society at large. To manage any impact, TOMRA has made it clear in its Corporate Responsibility Statement that it respects internationally recognized human rights principles, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ILO Core Conventions on Labor Standards, and it strives to ensure that it is not complicit in human rights abuses.
To act in accordance with the internationally recognized human rights principles, human rights is part of TOMRA’s Code of Conduct. It is expected that all employees, contractors, and external partners understand and adhere to the Code.
TOMRA has outlined five strategic pillars for its sustainability work, one of which is Supply Chain Sustainability. The ambition set for this strategic pillar is that TOMRA will only collaborate with suppliers that can document efforts to safeguard fair and safe working conditions, human rights, and environmental protection.
TOMRA’s human rights approach and KPIs are communicated in its Annual Report. TOMRA is now working to further develop its management system for human rights and basing this on OECD’s guidelines on due diligence for responsible business conduct. TOMRA has put in place a dedicated team for the job, which are in the process of assessing the human rights risks of its business, as well as developing the necessary management documents.