Supplier

The STARK GROUP Code of Conduct complies with Lone Star’s corporate responsibility strategy, which provides a framework for our operating businesses to apply best practice, benefit from each other’s experience and improve effectiveness. 

STARK GROUP's reputation and the loyalty of our customers depends on the quality and value of our products and the service we deliver. The integrity of our dealings with customers and suppliers is therefore critical to the long-term success of the Group.

We will pay our suppliers, contractors and agents in accordance with agreed terms. We expect our suppliers, contractors and agents to adhere to this Code or adopt similar ethical standards.

Below please find the supplier policies and the Code of Conduct document in the Nordic languages.

Whistleblower website -  This is to enable our customers and suppliers (and employees) to report irregularities -  https://starkgroup.whistleblowernetwork.net

 

Timber Policy

Timber policy

All of our Suppliers are required to adhere to the STARK GROUP policy to contribute towards supporting sustainable forestry:

  • It is STARK GROUP’s policy to contribute towards supporting sustainable forestry through all our purchases of timber and timber products from all over the world.
  • STARK GROUP will always observe legislation in force at any time in the importing and exporting countries.
  • STARK GROUP has a defined policy of ensuring that bought timber has been cut in compliance with the legislation of the country of origin.
  • It is STARK GROUP’s policy not to actively import or participate in importing illegally cut timber, irrespective of the country of origin or any third country.
  • STARK GROUP recognises the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) as certifying organisations that are working to ensure sustainable forestry all over the world.
  • STARK GROUP intends to actively contribute to increasing consumer awareness of the contents of the certifications and consumer understanding of their significance.
  • STARK GROUP has a goal to increase marketing of certified timber based on market opportunities.

Human rights and labour standards

Human rights and labour standards

All of our Suppliers are required to support and aim to comply with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and therefore will adhere to the following:

  • The Supplier shall treat its employees with respect and dignity.
  • Employment with the Supplier shall not be subject to discrimination regarding race, colour, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • The Supplier shall at any time be able to verify the age of an employee.
  • The Supplier is not allowed to use employees at an age younger than 15 in production or anywhere else in the business.
  • The definition of a “child” is based on ILO’s (International Labour Organization) Convention no. 138 and ILO’s Recommendation no. 146 (Minimum Age and Recommendation), which state that a child is a person at an age younger than 15 unless national law stipulates an age greater than that or requires completion of compulsory education.
  • If national law sets the limit for the definition of a “child” at the age of 14, the national law applies.
  • The Supplier shall treat minor employees in compliance with all applicable national and local regulations.
  • The Supplier is not allowed to use forced, bonded, involuntary labour.
  • The Supplier shall comply with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours including overtime.
  • Working hours must be planned in such a way that the employee can plan his/her own leisure time.
  • The Supplier shall comply with current law concerning wages. The wages must meet the industry minimum standards of the specific country.
  • Withholding wages must not be used as a disciplinary measure.
  • The Supplier shall acknowledge the employees' right to join associations and unionisation.
  • Accommodation, if provided, should be clearly segregated from the factory or production area.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Standard legal terms

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