Nissens: Delivering the Difference on CSR
Delivering the Difference on Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
As a supplier to challenging customers and markets within the automotive aftermarket, Nissens is doing business with customers, who are market leading and highly professional players and role models within each of their business segments. Their requirements for Nissens as a preferred supplier are to demonstrate and document that our business ethics and standards are compatible with the values that our customers live by.
In everything that we do, we focus on Delivering the Difference – both to our customers and to our employees. Out of respect of our customers and employees around the world, Nissens continues to build and strengthen our footprint within Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
We use our heritage, culture and behavior as a foundation for Delivering the Difference in our CSR commitments to the surrounding world. As an example, this is actively done by Nissens joining UN Global Compact in 2018, which is a testimony of our consent to comply with the ten UN Global Compact principles within Human Rights, Labor Rights, Environment and Anti-corruption.
UN Global Compact – Communication on Progress
Our position on Human Rights Protection
Companies in the Nissens group focus on the respect of the human rights protection of our employees.
Dignity & Respect
It is essential to us that fundamental values of dignity and respect of every individual characterize our socialization with one another. We condemn the use of any physical punishment, threats of violence, sexual or physical abuse, harassment or offensive behavior.
To enhance a strong working environment, we have formalized organizations, policies and activities carried out within the areas of occupational health and safety.
Occupational Health & Safety
To maintain our focus and to follow up on our occupational health and safety performance inside the organizations in the group, Nissens has defined various KPIs to measure and analyze important parameters linked to ensuring a healthy working environment for our employees.
Global Data Protection & Privacy Rights
Nissens complies with the applicable laws on the protection of personal data and makes efforts to secure the data privacy of our customers, employees and other stakeholders. We have taken a number of measures to ensure our data protection and privacy compliance through IT-supported, automated work processes across various functional areas and organizations.
Our position on Labor Rights
Companies in the Nissens’ group support the labor rights of our employees.
Freedom of association
Nissens respects the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining of our employees. Through working committee fora, there is a direct, valuable and ongoing dialogue between management and employee representatives to secure compliance with labor rights as well as shared value in mutual participation in growing and developing both the company and its employees.
Code of Conduct
With our Code of Conduct, Nissens explicitly works on the basis of a ban on forced labor and on child labor.
Nissens’ Code of Conduct is available to all employees and included in Nissens’ Employee Handbooks in Europe, Asia and Americas. All managers on the top three tier levels in the management structure at Nissens offer their commitment to Nissens’ Code of Conduct through a mandatory signature reflecting their commitment to obeying to the applicable guidelines.
Nissens’ Code of Conduct is also distributed for information to all suppliers across Nissens Automotive.
Nissens aims to secure a versatile diversity across its organizations and thus commits to eliminating discrimination in respect of employment and occupation, in relation to religion, gender, political observation or sexual orientation.
We have a diversity policy in place with the aim of working on behalf of increasing the diversity in top management positions, including putting a priority into integrating representatives from different genders into recruitment processes for management and top management positions.
Our position on Environment
Companies in the Nissens group work actively to respect the environment and our company’s possible impact on surrounding world.
As an evidence of Nissens’ commitment to respecting the environment, an ISO 14001 environmental certificate is held across our sites in Denmark, China and Slovakia. Yearly audits are carried out by an external, independent agency to verify compliance against the environmental management system. As an ISO 14001-certified company, we work with a number of KPIs and assess our performance on a monthly basis.
Training & Education: Environment & Energy
All blue-collar employees at Nissens are enrolled in our formalized Train the Train Concept to ensure proper onboarding as well as training and education in general and functionally specific competences.
Through our formalized training program, Nissens’ blue-collar employees are provided with guidelines on their expected behavior within environment and energy, and internal as well as external audits for follow-up are carried out regularly.
Sustainability & Product Solutions
Nissens assumes a responsibility for considering the environmental impact of the products that we are developing and supplying to the automotive aftermarket.
Our position on Anti-corruption
Companies in the Nissens’ group support the respect of our anti-corruption activities.
Code of Conduct
With our Code of Conduct in place, Nissens has explicitly outlined the prohibition against corruption and bribery.
Policy on Gifts & Hospitality
Nissens has defined and communicated a policy on gifts and hospitality to provide clear guidance on expectations for compliance to every Nissens employee around the world.
Nissens has a global whistleblower policy with the aim of securing every employee’s possibility for access to reporting of alleged or documented breaches of applicable laws and regulations as well as of Nissens’ Code of Conduct and other internal guidelines.