In 2014, Electrolux revised its Code of Conduct to reinforce messages about human rights and labor practices. Raising awareness internally on the new Code was our focus in 2015.
Our Code of Conduct outlines our high standards of labor and environmental practices, human rights and business ethics. It’s vital that these standards reflect our actions wherever we operate in the world, and that our expectations for meeting these standards are understood by all employees.
In 2015, we launched a Code of Conduct training program across our operations to raise awareness of the responsibilities every employee has to meet our expectations, and the rights they can expect in return.
By tailoring our training to specific functions we can shed a light on relevant questions, dilemmas or the duties these expectations entail. Take line managers as an example. They are tasked with the Code’s implementation and compliance and were guided on their responsibilities to set up the right processes, train their staff and follow up on issues such as working hours. At the same time, employees were informed about their rights relating to overtime and a limited workweek.
By the end of 2015, around 10,000 employees had completed our e-learning module, offered to office-based staff. Employees in production receive training through workshops and face-to-face meetings. Kudos to the local human resources staff in Latin America, who managed to reach 4,000 employees in the last quarter through the training.
The rollout will continue worldwide in 2016.
Code of Conduct training within arm’s reach.