The Supplier Code of Conduct describes the main principles for how the company's suppliers should comply with the requirements of applicable laws and regulations. Deliveries to JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS must be compatible with the described requirements.

This policy applies to the company's suppliers and partners, as well as their subcontractors. 

Relation to national laws and regulations

The supplier's activities shall in all respects be lawful. The Supplier shall keep itself informed of, and comply with, the laws, regulations and decisions applicable to the Supplier's activities at all times. Deliveries to JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS must fulfil and be compatible with the terms described.

Suppliers to JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS shall comply with the Group's ethical guidelines for suppliers, internationally recognised conventions and relevant national legislation. Deliveries to JOHAN FISKEØDEGÅRD AS must be compatible with the requirements stated below. The requirements specify minimum standards. In cases where internationally recognised conventions and national laws and regulations deal with the same topic, the highest standard shall always apply, as far as this is within the legislation of the country concerned.

We have guidelines for food safety, quality and sustainability, and deliver our goods and services in accordance with national legislation and international standards for food safety and environmental management.

Our partners and customers who are directly or indirectly involved in our activities shall be made aware of our goal of complying with applicable regulations and requirements in the standards that form the basis for our production. This applies to sustainability, food safety and traceability, as well as good and dignified conditions for our employees.

Privacy and data security

All Partners shall have routines and systems that ensure that privacy is safeguarded and that there is no improper acquisition, use or sharing of data, information or material.  Act all confidential information in an ethical manner and at all times within the agreed framework and applicable regulations. Deviations and suspected nonconformities must always be reported.

Environment and climate

All partners shall work with and towards relevant national environmental goals and international environmental commitments. The supplier must have a "precautionary principle" related to pollution, environmental risk and other environmental and climate challenges.

Human rights

All Partners shall respect the internationally recognised human rights, dignity, privacy and personal rights of all people. 

Labor standards

Labor standards
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
Partners shall 

  • ensure and recognize the right to freedom of association, and facilitate collective bargaining if a substantial part of the employees agree to this. 
  • do not discriminate against representatives of workers or members of trade unions, but facilitate the ability of these persons to perform their functions in the workplace.

In cases where freedom of association and collective bargaining are restricted by national law, the supplier shall allow employees to freely choose their own representatives within the legislation.

 shall not use any form of coercion in connection with employment or in employment relationships. The supplier shall ensure that the working relationship between the employee and the supplier is based on voluntary participation and without threats of any kind. It is stated that all employees are free to terminate their employment after having communicated this in a reasonable manner. Employees shall not have to deposit money, identity papers or the like for the purpose of being employed or maintaining an employment relationship.

under the age of 18 shall not perform work that endangers health or safety, including night work. Children under the age of 15 or of school age shall not perform work that may be detrimental to their education.

Partners shall  work to avoid direct or indirect discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, trade union membership or political affiliation, and shall promote equality in employment relationships, and shall not tolerate any form of sexually intrusive, threatening, abusive or exploitative behaviour. 

Partners shall provide remuneration that meets any national legal standard for minimum wage. The salary must be agreed in writing and transferred to the employees at the agreed time.

Partners must ensure that working hours are not disproportionately long and that, as a minimum, they are within the limits set out in relevant laws and regulations.  Respect individual employees' need for restitution and ensure that all employees are entitled to satisfactory vacation with pay.

Labour law and labour legislation in which production takes place must be complied with.

Ensure that statutory working time regulations are complied with and that all employees receive written employment contracts describing the employment relationship in a language that the employee understands.

Partners shall ensure that all employees have a healthy and safe working environment in accordance with internationally recognised standards, laws and regulations. 

To control occupational risks and establish measures to prevent accidents and occupational diseases, including taking out all statutory insurance. If necessary, employees shall be equipped with appropriate personal safety equipment and trained in its use.

Provide regular training to ensure that employees have adequate skills related to health and safety issues.

When employees are offered lodging, the supplier must ensure that this is clean, secure and that it meets the basic needs of the employee and, if applicable, his or her family.

Business methods

Business Partners shall comply with laws and regulations relating to bribery, corruption, fraud and all other illegal business activities. The Supplier shall not offer, promise or provide any undue advantage, service or incentive to public officials, international organisations or other third parties for the purpose of obtaining personal or business benefits. This applies regardless of whether this benefit is offered directly or indirectly through an intermediary.

The Supplier shall not, directly or indirectly, offer gifts or benefits to JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS's  employees, which go beyond profile articles and simple attentions. Courtesy gestures such as social events, meals or entertainment can be offered if there is a business aspect involved and the cost is kept at a reasonable level.

Partners must distance themselves from all forms of money laundering and shall establish measures to prevent the company's financial transactions from being used for money laundering
Partners shall not cause or be part of any breach of competition law, such as illegal cooperation on pricing, illegal market cooperation or other forms of conduct that result in violations of competition law.

Roles and responsibilities

All Partners are obliged to respect the requirements set out in this document in their own activities.  The supplier is obliged to continue corresponding provisions against all subcontractors and contract assistants. JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS may require this work to be documented within a reasonable time in the following ways:

a) Self-declaration from the supplier and/or

b) Follow-up conversations with JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS

JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS may at any time require documentation to be submitted for or check whether the requirements are met.  Contact information is treated confidentially.

Partners can choose to document follow-up of the requirements by adequately certifying the enterprise.

Reactions and follow-up in the event of a breach of the guidelines

Violation of the provisions of this document implies a breach of all or part of the contractual relationship. Repeated breaches of ethical guidelines or lack of follow-up, after JOHAN GISKEØDEGÅRD AS has pointed out the circumstances, are always regarded as significant breaches of contract.