Annual Report 2013



Electrolux is making steady progress on its human rights agenda. In 2013 we revised our Code of Conduct and Workplace Standard in line with the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and strengthened our commitment to respect, protect and remedy human rights within our operations and sphere of influence.

Risk, relevance, responsibility

Our starting point was the outcome of a corporate human rights risk assessment conducted in 2012. Building on stakeholder insights, the revised Code will address new and emerging issues with potential relevance along the Group’s value chain. Wording is stronger, standards tighter and responsibilities more clearly defined. New provisions include conflict minerals, business ethics, security and anti-corruption, along with strengthened provisions for overtime, compensation and freedom of association.

Aligned with expectations

The new draft is aligned to stated expectations by customers and customer organizations as well as universal standards regarding human rights, including:

  • International Bill of Human Rights
  • ILO Core Conventions
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Launch and rollout of the Code and Standard is planned for 2014


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