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Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility has many definitions and interpretations. For Norvic Shipping it relates to how we do our business and contribute to the shipping industry’s efforts in developing a sustainable shipping industry.

We strive to integrate social, environmental, ethical concerns into our business operations and core strategy in collaboration with some key stakeholders.

In line with our commitment to the UN Global Compact, we want to contribute to raising the bar on our industry’s sustainability efforts and be transparent in our communications with stakeholders.

The strengthening of international legal frameworks on areas such as anti-corruption and environment is compelling companies and industries to take action.  Future requirements on reducing harmful emissions like CO2, methane, SOX and NOX will require industries to make dramatic changes – this also applies to the international shipping industry.

Norvic Shipping believes in taking collective actions across the industry and in partnership with key stakeholders. Together we are targeting some of our common challenges and thereby contributing to building a sustainable shipping industry.

Our values, visions and policies represent the fundament for our activities. Through active co-operation across the industry Norvic Shipping wants to meet today’s and future expectations.


Anti-Corruption Policy 

Reliability is one of Norvic Shipping’s values and in that light, we aspire to demonstrate a behaviour that reflects no cheating, honest and good intentions and trust building in Norvic Shipping’s internal as well as external relationships.

Norvic Shipping has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery, which is the acceptance, offering, solicitation or promise of benefits, in kind or monetary, in order to gain business advantages to which we would not otherwise be entitled. Bribery is illegal worldwide and Norvic Shipping is committed to compliance with relevant laws prohibiting bribery.


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UN Global Compact

Norvic Shipping is committed to the UN Global Compact and the ten principles covering human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.  We strive to continuously improve our communication on progress, applying the Global Reporting Initiative reporting standard as a tool.

   


Ethical Guidelines

Introduction

Norvic Shipping aims to be recognized by high standards for ethics. The objective of this policy is to state the requirements for business practice and personal behaviour. The target group is all employees working for Norvic Shipping and Suppliers having business relationship with the company. It is the responsibility of all employees to understand and demonstrate these principles. All relevant Canadian and international regulations must be carefully observed. Personal and business conduct must be well within the intentions of the principles outlined below.

Common values

The values shared by Norvic Shipping shall be expressed in the way business is conducted and in interaction with each other, with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The values are: Open, Solid, Proud and Committed.

Ethical principles

  1. We will carry out our business fairly, honestly and openly.
  2. We do not accept any form of discrimination of employees or others involved in our activities.
  3. We do not accept any form of corruption, nor will we condone it taking place on our behalf so as to influence business.
  4. We will avoid doing business with others who do not accept our values and who may harm our reputation.
  5. We shall be careful about giving and accepting gifts or other services.
  6. We will keep clear and updated records of all business transactions made on behalf of the company.
  7. We will avoid situations where personal interests may conflict with the interests of the company.
  8. We will treat all information, assets and property of the company responsibly and professionally.