Munters is committed to the highest level of business ethics and integrity in every aspect of our operations.
Munters brand shall always be associated with a socially and ethically responsible behavior, respect for human rights, good working conditions and sound business practice.
Munters supports the ten principles on corporate social responsibility expressed in the UN Global Compact. These principles are composed of rules on respect for basic human rights, labor rights - including regulations against child and forced labor, environmental guidelines and rules against corruption.
Violations against human rights
Munters supports and respects internationally agreed human rights. We shall assure that Munters does not contribute to violations against human rights. We will also assure that Munters is not – directly or indirectly, actively or inactively – complicit to or benefits from violators against human rights.
Discrimination and equal opportunities
We offer all employees equal opportunities. Munters shall not participate in or be complicit in discrimination based on ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, political affiliation, maternity, marital status or age towards any person, in matters of employment, retirement, educational benefits, advancement or termination of contracts.
Right to association and collective bargaining
Munters respects employees who wish to form and/or join unions or other associations. Munters encourages an open dialogue between union representatives and company management.
Munters shall work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery. Corruption can take many forms that vary from a minor use of influence to institutionalized bribery. Corruption is defined as: "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain."(1)
This can mean not only financial gain but also non-financial advantages.
Bribery is defined as: "An offer or receipt of any gift, loan, fee, reward or other advantage to or from any person as an inducement to do something which is dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust, in the conduct of the enterprise's business."(2)
In the menu on the left hand side you will find Munters Anti-bribery Manual and Policy as well as Munters Whistleblower Policy. There you will also find Munters Anti-Fraud Policy.
Extortion is defined as: "The solicitation of bribes is the act of asking or enticing another to commit bribery. It becomes extortion when this demand is accompanied by threats that endanger the personal integrity or the life of the private actors involved."(3)
Suppliers and partners
Munters shall use appropriate methods to evaluate and select suppliers and partners. Included in the evaluation process is the ability to comply with this policy and other relevant policies. We shall assure and document that suppliers and partners respect this policy in a long term view. Suppliers will also be evaluated in accordance with conditions for social responsibility in our supplier system evaluation.
(1) Transparency International´s definition
(2) Transparency International´s definition
(3) OECD guidelines for multinational Enterprises