Sustainability Governance

The ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct forms the basis for the Group’s actions and behavior and is at core of the sustainability governance. It applies globally to everyone acting on behalf of ASSA ABLOY – including third parties. The Code of Conduct covers areas such as environment, consumer interest and anti-corruption.

The Code of Conduct provides the framework for ASSA ABLOY’s daily operations and is at core of the sustainability governance. The responsibility for implementing the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct is delegated to each division, but the overall responsibility for identifying and managing existing and emerging risks is held by the Board of Directors.

The Code of Conduct Compliance Committee overlooks the process of implementing the Code of Conduct.  Its responsibilities include receiving information from whistle-blowers and ensuring that such matters are handled in an appropriate way. The committee includes two members of the board, and it is chaired by the Group Senior Vice President of Human Resources. 

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct provides the framework for ASSA ABLOY’s daily operations. It covers areas such as environment, consumer interest and anti-corruption. It applies globally to everyone acting on behalf of ASSA ABLOY – including third parties.

Based on global standards

The ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct sets forth principles that apply globally to employees, business partners, suppliers and other stakeholders.

The Code of Conduct is based on;

  • United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multination Enterprises and Social Policy
  • UN Global Compact
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • ISO 14001

The full version of ASSA ABLOY’s Code of Conduct is available in English, Spanish and Chinese. A shortened version is available in 22 languages.

Informing and educating employees

The full version of the Code of Conduct is given to all managers and union representatives. A short version is communicated and made available to all employees. New employees are required to read the Code of Conduct and agree to abide by it and any related policies.