VAPAUS REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT

Mikko AmpujaMikko Ampuja
Mikko Ampuja
25.2.2022

I’m proud to announce that Vapaus reaffirms its commitment to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact in 2022.

The Global Compact is an important part of our corporate responsibility strategy through which we make a firm commitment to continually integrate principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption in our business strategy, culture and daily operations.

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with 13000 members in 170 countries. The goal of the initiative is to promote responsible business practices UN values in the global business community. Vapaus joined the Global Compact in 2021.  

 

WHAT DOES THE GLOBAL COMPACT MEAN FOR US IN PRACTICE?

We take a number of actions to ensure that our operations closely align with the principles of the Global Compact in each of its areas. Below is a description of the actions we’ve taken to date.    

Human rights

  • We recruit people from all backgrounds, nationalities and age groups
  • We promote a culture where everyone is free to be themselves
  • We have zero tolerance against workplace harassment, including physical, verbal, sexual or psychological harassment, abuse or threats


Labour

  • We provide freedom in choosing the way, time and place our employees work
  • We ensure that neither our company nor our value chain participates in any form of forced or bonded labour
  • We actively promote ethical principles in our value chain
  • We comply with higher-than-minimum wage standards


Environment

  • We focus all our product development on electric or human powered vehicles
  • We calculate and compensate our carbon footprint
  • We actively promote environmental sustainability in our value chains
  • We promote reuse, recycling and refurbishment of products and materials
  • We commit to producing zero landfill waste material caused by our operations


Anti- corruption

  • We evaluate business partners against potential corruption
  • We pay attention to not establish work roles that enable corruption 
  • We mention “anti-corruption” and/or “ethical behaviour” in contracts with our business partners 
  • We ensure that internal procedures support the company’s anti-corruption commitment 

 

We will continue to share our progress with the Global Compact regularly with our stakeholders in the future.


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