Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2016/10/14
Time period
  • October 2015  –  October 2016
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • 2016-10-14

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that HemoCue AB reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to sharing this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.
    Sincerely yours, Lena Wahlhed,
    Director Alliance Development on behalf of Mr Björn Christ President

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • • Ensure workers are provided safe, suitable and sanitary work facilities
    • Protect workers from workplace harassment, including physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment, abuse or threats
    • Take measures to eliminate ingredients, designs, defects or side-effects that could harm or threaten human life and health during manufacturing, usage or disposal of products

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • * HemoCue has a thorough Employers Handbook that is easily available on our intranet in Swedish as well as in English languages.
    • HemoCue has a team that regularly reviews the working environment and act on potential need for actions. (this team is called Arbetsmiljökommitte) and we also have appointed Safety representatives to which perceived issues can be reported to and Safety Inspections.
    • HemoCue AB also adheres to the Danaher Environmental, Health and Safety Policy
    • HemoCue AB have a Alcohol and Drug Policy
    HemoCue has a Policy against Insulting Treatment. This is also included in the Employers Handbook
    This is included in the HemoCue Environmental Policy as well as in our Quality Manual.
    • HemoCue is ISO 14001 certified
    • HemoCue also follows the WEEE directive
    • HemoCue is 9001 certified

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • HemoCue offers its employees regular Health check ups via Occupational Health strategies
    HemoCue have regular meetings with the Labor organizations, with the Safety Committee and with the Employee representatives for Work Environment.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • • Ensure that the company does not participate in any form of forced or bonded labour
    • Comply with minimum wage standards
    • Ensure that employment-related decisions are based on relevant and objective criteria

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • • As a Swedish company HemoCue follows the Collective Agreements between the Company and the Labor organizations

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Regular meetings with Labor parties and the management representatives are being held and the Rights to codetermination are implemented and used as a forum for discussions of relevant topics prior to decisions are being made. Follow up and feedback can also be given in Annual Performance Reviews.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • • Avoid environmental damage via regular maintenance of production processes and environmental protection system (air pollution control, waste, water treatment systems, etc.)
    • Ensure emergency procedures to prevent and address accidents affecting the environment and human health
    • Minimize the use and ensure safe handling and storage of chemical and other dangerous substances

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • • HemoCue has an Environmental Policy and is ISO 14001 certified.
    • HemoCue has clear instructions and training of staff to avoid accidents from happening
    • HemoCue has limited storage of chemicals and no dangerous substances

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • HemoCue perform regular Reviews with the Safety Inspectors and assigned Inspectors for Work Environment, Notes of information Shared and outcome is registered in minutes of meeting and stored electronically as well as in hard copies.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • • Assess the risk of corruption when doing business
    • Mention “anti-corruption” and/or “ethical behavior” in contracts with business partners
    • Ensure that internal procedures support the company’s anti-corruption commitment

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • •HemoCue has zero tolerance to corruption and a thorough screening process of all our distributors
    • HemoCue follows Danaher Standard code of conduct
    • Mention “anti-corruption” and/or “ethical behavior” in contracts with business partners
    • Information regards to Ani-Corruption is included as part of our screening procedure for new partners and is included in our General Terms and Conditions of Sales which accompanies our quotations.
    • Internal procedures are handled by the Legal Department at Radiometer, the owner of HemoCue and the internal audits are handled by this team.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • Internal audits are performed according to written procedures.