Report from AQ Group Ab

Participant
Published
  • 2013/01/10
Time period
  • January 2012  –  January 2013
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP places the participant on the Global Compact Learner Platform
  • Missing items have been flagged in the self-assessment
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.

  • Västerås, Sweden 2013-01-01-01

    Dear Mr. Secretary-General
    I am pleased to confirm that AQ Group AB continues to support the ten principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
    We have since last communication worked to advance those principles within our sphere of influence.
    AQ Group AB has made clear statements of this commitment to our stakeholders, our employees and the general public.

    We recognize that the key requirement for participation in the Global Compact is the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP) that describes our company´s effort to implement the ten principles. We support public accountability and transparency, and therefore commit to report on progress within one year of joining the global Compact, and annually thereafter to the Global Compact COP policy.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mr. Claes Mellgren
    CEO
    AQ Group AB

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.

  • 4.1 Human Rights
    Within its sphere of influence, AQ Group supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and ensures that it is not complicit in human rights abuses.

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

  • Has been disc. on boardmeetings in all AQ Group companies.
    Responisible chairman of the board.

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

  • Coming boardmeetings.

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.

  • 4.3 Labor
    No form of forced, compulsory or child labor is tolerated in AQ Group. The minimum employment age is the age of completion of compulsory school. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining and agreements shall be respected in all AQ Group operations.
    4.4 Work Environment
    The necessary conditions for a safe and healthy work environment shall be provided for all AQ Group employees.

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

  • Together with Core Values and Code of conduct informed and disc. with employee and unions.
    Is staded in our Code of conduct.

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

  • Under disc. within the group.

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.

  • 3.3 Environmental Performance
    AQ Group routinely audits, follows up and reports on its environmental performance, with particular emphasis on evaluating the potential risks of present and future products and operations.

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

  • Ongoing in companies daily work and on the table in monthly meetings in companies.
    Risk analysis has been made on major possible problems.

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

  • By measuring decrease in waste and use of energy.

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.

  • Statements and doc. is under construction.

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

  • No answer provided.
  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • No answer provided.