Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

As a company specialised in healthcare products, Orion emphasises social, economic, ecological and ethical responsibility as well as fairness and transparency in its relationships with its employees, partners, customers, authorities and other interest groups. Our key stakeholders' trust in the company is of crucial importance for our ability to pursue business and to create added value in a sustainable manner.

Modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of human rights. We have zero tolerance to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities. We are also committed to ensuring that our supply chain partners shall not engage in or support any form of slavery or human trafficking.

Our internal Code of Conduct and Third Party Code of Conduct reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing systems and controls to ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not take place anywhere in our supply chains. Any suspected violation of our policies may be reported as detailed in the Code of Conduct, and will be investigated. Non-compliance with our policies will lead to disciplinary action that may result in employment dismissal or termination of our relationship with third parties.

To ensure awareness of our values and the understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to our staff, and our policies are available on our corporate website.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Orion Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2017.

 

Timo Lappalainen

President and CEO, Orion Corporation

 

The Statement, dated 20 March 2018, is available in a pdf file here.