|Anti-corruption, anti-competitive behavior||
Specified in the Code of Ethics, Policy on Corruption and Bribery, Policy on Anti-trust and the Code of Conduct.
As outlined in the Promise Always act ethically and respect human rights.
The Corporate Legal department is responsible for the policies on corruption and bribery, and anti-trust, and for communication and follow up. Management Assurance and Special Assignments (MASA), conducts investigations into reported cases of corruption. The Ethics at Electrolux program, including the Ethics Helpline, is a cross-functional initiative, led by Sustainability Affairs together with Human Resources, Group Legal and Internal Audit (MASA) through the Ethics Steering Group.
We apply a risk-based approach to training relating to corruption and bribery, targeting policy training for those working in sales, marketing and procurement.
An e-learning on anti-corruption and anti-trust, which was launched in 2015 and continued in 2016, includes training and information for all employees.
Overall responsibility for public policies and positions lies with Group Management and functional heads. Coordination of positions and other public affairs matters is managed by the Group External Affairs Committee, consisting of representatives from the business sectors.
Responsibility for establishing contacts with their respective policy-makers lies with each business area. Public policy initiatives are primarily conducted through industry organizations such as the European Appliance Industry Association (CECED) and the American Home Appliance Manufacturers Association (AHAM).
2016 key actions
Influencing policy in:
EU legislation on circular economy and resource efficiency
EU waste and chemical legislation
Revision of the EU energy label legislation framework
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking
Energy efficiency standards
Revised water efficiency and energy labelling requirements
Recycling regulations in several countries