Accoat 2018

Participant
Published
  • 2019/08/21
Time period
  • January 2018  –  December 2018
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.

  • Statement of continued support

    [ 2019-08-19 ]

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Accoat A/S reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, 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 share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    
Susie-Ann Spiegelhauer
    
CEO

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.

  • It is Accoats policy to respect all internationally recognized human rights standards. We want to make sure that we treat all people equal irrespective of gender, race, skin color, religion or faith, political opinion, sexual orientation, age, handicap or national, social or ethnic origin.

    The 10 principle are a part of Accoats QEMS certified acc to iso 9001:2015 and iso 14001:2015

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

  • Actions:
    All hiring, remuneration, advancement, training and termination decisions are based on objective factors such as skills, qualifications and required experience.
    Accoat does not tolerate workplace harassment, hereunder but not limited to words, signs, offensive jokes, e-mail statements, pranks, intimidation, sexual or physical harassment or violence.
    Accoat makes sure that all employees are paid a fair salary making it possible to withhold a suitable living standard. The minimum payment and benefits are set by the collective agreement between The Confederation of Danish Industry and the main labor organization CO-Metal. This agreement is valid for all employees irrespective of membership of a trade union or not.
    Accoat strive to maintain a safe workplace. Being a Danish company Accoat follows the laws and regulations for keeping a safe and sound work place. A local employer elected council for occupational health and safety combined with audit from the authorities makes sure that rules and regulations are constantly adhered to.

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

  • In 2018Accoat had no reports on human rights violations within the company.

    The present group of employees (Dec 2018):

    Number of employees 49
    Women 22,50%
    Men 77,50%
    Nationalities 7
    Religions 2
    Age 18 - 30 10,20%
    Age 31 - 50 65,30%
    Age above 50 24,50%

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.

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
    Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
    Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
    Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

    Policy:
    Accoat will never hire any form of forced labour or child labours.
    Accoat is against discrimination of any kind. We accept all gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic origin and age. It is the best qualified applicant who will get the relevant jobs at Accoat.
    Accoat is committed the Health, Safety and Security of all personnel and strive for an accident free workplace.

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

  • Actions:
    Accoat is a member of The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) – and must therefore adhere to the labor market agreement between DI and the major labor organization CO-Metal. This agreement secures fair salaries and benefits to all employees irrespective of membership of labor unions or not as everybody is treated on equal terms. There is a total freedom for all employees to join labour unions or not.

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

  • By following the Danish rules and legislation in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, Accoat is Audited and Evaluated on a regular basis by the authorities in order to make sure that all rules and legislation is adhered to. The evaluation can always be seen on the home page of the Danish Authorities. It is the goal always to have a Green Smiley – from the Danish Authorities.

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.

  • Accoat has established a environmental policy and strive to protect the environment .
    Accoat have made assessment on how Accoat affects the environment and how to minimize any negative effects.
    Accoat has established a set of environmental goals

    This is describes in a management system certified acc. to ISO 14001

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

  • Being a Danish company Accoat follows the laws and regulations for protecting the environment. By having a certified management system on the environment (ISO 14000) in place Accoat commit itself to live up to the legal requirements as well as to set goals for constant improving.

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

  • Accoat monitor the progress in energy consumption and waste and there is a constant focus on minimizing both the energy and water consumption and waste.
    Assesment on environmental goals are being assessed at least once a year in Management rewiev (ISO 14001)

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.

  • Accoat is against all forms for corruption and have a zero tolerance.

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

  • Accoat is obliged by legal obligations, including the UK Bribery Act 2010, to work against corruption and facilitation payment.
    Accoat is a sub-contractor company supplying coating services for other businesses around the world. We are well aware that it in some areas of the business risk of corruption is larger than in others, and we therefore also recognize that we with our zero tolerances policy may be omitted from competition due to this standpoint.

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

  • Accoat is preparing a Code of Conduct to employees and suppliers in order to publish the policy on the Ant-Corruption matters