By conducting business responsibly, we contribute to a better and more sustainable world, while at the same time protecting Billerud and its stakeholders from the very serious consequences that can result if we do not comply with the legislation, rules and international standards in the area.
Billerud’s Code of Conduct and an extensive framework of policies and associated directives guide this work. The Code of Conduct is fundamental and draws on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. The Code of Conduct sets out an absolute zero tolerance against corruption and stances against money laundering, financing terrorism, and behaviours that contravene competition law, as well as respect for human rights.
As well as respect for human rights, Billerud is politically neutral and does not accept political donations, and we had no such donations during 2022.
A compliance program aimed at reducing our business risks
Billerud’s Responsible Business Compliance program seeks to strengthen responsible business practices, increase our employees’ awareness and knowledge, and reduce the Group's business risks that come with the complexity of a growing international value chain, the regulatory landscape and the external environment in general. Our work consists of continuous risk assessments and procedures for due diligence, training, monitoring, and reporting, and is fully integrated into business processes within Billerud.
As part of our efforts to integrate our new North American operations into one company, we integrated the Group Policy framework in 2022 and implemented our Group Responsible Business Policy, by aligning our Responsible Business Compliance program. Our North American operations are now integrated in our ongoing work and continuous improvements.
If anyone suspects that a serious irregularity has occurred, they must be able to share their suspicions anonymously through the Billerud Speak-Up Line. The Speak-Up Line is available on the intranet as well as on this website, and is provided by an external supplier.
High demands on product safety and liability
Requirements on packaging and other materials intended for food contact are high and managing product safety is essential when delivering material that will be in contact with food. Billerud’s ensures in many ways that products are safe under intended conditions of use. More information is available on the technical data sheets on each product, read more under Packaging Materials.