The world needs sustainable business partners who can deliver solutions without compromising safety, quality, and cost efficiency. Through our core business and supply chain, we create shared value for our employees, people around the world, and society.
We understand that our business ventures may have both positive and negative effects on the SDGs (sustainable development goals). We strive to be open and transparent about our impact on the environment and in society. We aim to contribute positively to the SDG’s to minimize the negative impact of our business activities and believe that we currently have the most influence on the 5 goals listed here.
As an industrial manufacturer of polymer solutions, responsible consumption and production is one of our biggest challenges and area in which we put a lot of effort.
The activities we do include sorting of our waste, recycling of rubber, reducing our physical footprint through renting out space, using water from the river rather than clean water in production processes, automatic lighting and ventilation system. We also focus on steam production only during manufacturing processes. We have also made a conscious effort to reduce our paper waste through a series of digitalization projects for production, control and safety documentation.
At Vipo AS, we are committed to social responsibility and ethical business practices. We support the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation 2017/821 efforts to discourage companies from engaging in trade that supports conflicts and human rights violations in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
We do not knowingly purchase products containing conflict minerals. Further, we require our suppliers to comply with Regulation 2017/821 and take reasonable steps to ensure that the tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold used in their products originate from outside the conflict region or come from mines and smelters that are certified as conflict free by an independent third party.
If Vipo AS becomes aware of a supplier whose supply chain includes conflict minerals from conflict mines, we will take appropriate action up to and including termination of the commercial relationship.