CHG-MERIDIAN Norway AS is a subsidiary of CHG-MERIDIAN AG, an international company, now located in 30 countries. The company provides life-cycle services including financial, technology-related investments our customers make.
Sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics are integrated into CHG-MERIDIAN's operations. The group has signed the UN's Global Compact, and we support and respect the principles set out in the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organisation's Declaration on Basic Principles and Rights in the Workplace and the OECD's guidelines for multinational enterprises. We recognize our responsibility to promote and adhere to these principles when conducting our business.
CHG has created a confidential reporting system for our employees "Our whistle-blower system". Notifications will initially go to the Group Regulatory Officer and the group's ombudsman/ombudswoman and they will be anonymised and handled in accordance with the GDPR.
CHG-MERIDIAN Norway AS recognizes our responsibility to promote and comply with basic human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the provision of services, cf. the Norwegian Transparency Act. CHG-MERIDIAN AS evaluates suppliers and collaboration partners and carries out ongoing due diligence assessments related to risks that apply to basic human rights, decent working conditions, sustainability and the environment.
Based on our due diligence assessments, the business basically involves a limited risk of negative consequences for basic human rights and decent working conditions.
When it comes to potential negative impact on basic human rights and other working conditions, we have identified that the greatest risk relates to the procurement of cleaning services and our customers' procurement of equipment. Through our services with reuse of equipment in a second lifecycle as an essential part, we minimize the negative impact the equipment has on the environment. We also closely monitor partners, suppliers and customers and require documentation of a joint commitment to respect for basic human rights and other working conditions.
Where we are unsure of the impact that partners, suppliers and customers have on the world around us, we demand an explanation and documentation. If the documentation received does not satisfy the safeguarding of basic human rights and decent working conditions, this could have consequences for the contractual relationship with CHG-MERIDIAN. In normal cases, we will seek to influence the supplier to minimize risk and repair any breaches that have been committed.