Bluegarden's Code of Conduct is a set of rules for ethical conduct which defines how we do business. All Bluegarden employees must adhere to this Code of Conduct, in order to safeguard our reputation as a company with high integrity and credibility.
Bluegarden's Code of Conduct clearly states what we deem to be acceptable conduct for all employees acting on the company's behalf.
If an employee faces a situation that conflicts with our Code of Conduct, we strongly recommend the person in question to notify his or her own manager, or the SVP Human Resources.
2. Business principles
Gifts and events
At Bluegarden, we neither offer nor accept gifts, invitations, etc. of a size or nature that may indicate an inappropriate purpose.
It is extremely important to us that gifts, etc. do not influence business agreements in any way, and that our employees avoid entering into any binding relationship with a supplier. Bluegarden employees may not offer or receive gifts that lead to a customer, business partner, supplier or ourselves experiencing an obligation to do business with a specific party.
Employees should always consider the event carefully whenever offered an activity, whether this is by an existing or potential supplier/business partner. This applies especially to all types of extraordinary events that include refreshments and/or travel opportunities.
Small gifts such as individual bottles of wine, chocolate, a couple of cinema tickets, flowers, etc. may be accepted, but for larger events employees should consult their immediate manager or the HR Department. The purpose is to maintain a 100% objective assessment of our suppliers within their respective segments.
Bluegarden employees are subject to a statutory obligation to protect confidential information, whether it originates from customers, business partners, suppliers or other departments of Bluegarden.
Our employees are in day-to-day contact with sensitive personal data and any misuse or unauthorised disclosure of this data is not permitted, which means that any infringement will be notified to the police.
No employee may disclose confidential information to any third party without the owner's consent, nor make unauthorised use of such information on behalf of the Group, customers, business partners, suppliers or colleagues/employees.
Fraud and embezzlement
Bluegarden is a company to which other parties' data is entrusted. This data must be treated with the humility and respect that are embedded in our values. This also means that all employees have a duty to report this to their manager or HR Department if they discover irregularities in the systems or suspect that something is taking place that is not in accordance with the procedures.
Bluegarden rejects any form of corruption, which we do not tolerate in either our own activities or those of our business partners. Employees who are involved in bribery or other forms of corruption may be subject to legal action and held personally responsible.
In the the same way, we do not tolerate "facilitation payments" (unofficial "handling charges") in any circumstances.
Cases that entail corruption or any type of fraud will result in outright dismissal and will be reported to the police.