Fair Play within business is very important, although it is not always as easy to detect irresponsible and illegal behaviour from suppliers compared to witnessing foul play in a match of football. Because of this, we support positive initiatives and collaborations between businesses, like the Future-Proof initiative in Bergen.
Because it is espesially important to share information between businisses, and to learn from eachother. This way we can grow better faster, with help from partners and similar businesses.
Bergen Næringsråd and Raftostiftelsen are the initiators of this programme, where the purpose is to support the business community and better comply with their human rights responsibility. This applies to both production and operation in Norway, but also in the offshore supply chains. The initiative is called "Future-Proof". We are convinced that companies and suppliers that have poor human rights records generally represent a greater business risk for Frydenbø.
The UN's general principles for business and human rights have as a basic principle that authorities must ensure human rights, and that the companies have their own responsibility to respect these.
Companies are responsible for conducting due diligence assessments of how they directly - through their own business operations - and indirectly - through the activities of their suppliers - affect people in their surroundings. A change is happening, both internationally and in Norway, from guidance, recommendations and guidelines to more legislation in the area.
Frydenbø + Factlines
In order to obtain a more efficient and structured risk assessment of our suppliers, Frydenbø collaborates with Factlines regarding reports from suppliers, on corporate social responsibility, HSE and sustainability/environment. If suppliers are perceived as "high risk", they are assessed more closely. We then proceed to take measures to reduce said risk.
For questions related to Frydenbø's sustainability work, please contact our CPO: