DANX Group Supplier Code of Conduct
DANX is the highly specialized logistics partner for in-night distribution of spare parts in the Nordic region and the Baltics.
With tailored distribution flows and great commitment and dedication, we ensure that our customers have spare parts delivered on time - with a guaranteed 99 % on-time delivery!
Our mission is to create solutions for our customers through innovative and efficient logistics solutions. Today, we are the leading partner in Scandinavia and the Baltics with our very own distribution network of trucks, fast vans and air transport in all seven countries - from southern Denmark, over the Baltic region and Sweden to northernmost Finland and Norway. DANX is the partner for all types of spare parts distribution, and with our warehouses and strong network of PUDOs, we guarantee in-night distribution throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics in less than 12 hours with delivery before 07:00 on the following morning.
We are fully aware of the responsibility we bear towards our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities in which we work. Thus, we have given ourselves a strict set of ethical standards to guide us in our business dealings.
We expect all of our suppliers to adhere to the same ethical standards. For this purpose, DANX Group has drawn up this Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets the minimum standards for doing business with any company under DANX Group A/S.
Laws and Ethical Standards
The supplier shall comply with all laws applicable to its business. The supplier should support the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the 1998 International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, in accordance with national laws and practice. This especially applies to:
Human Rights and Fair Labor Practices
The supplier shall not employ children under the legal age of employment in any country or local jurisdiction. If the minimum age of employment is not defined, it shall be 15 years. Workers under the age of 18 shall only perform work in accordance with legal requirements (e.g. with regards to working time and working conditions) and subject to any requirement regarding education or training.
The supplier shall not use any form of forced, bonded or involuntary labor. All labor must be voluntary. Workers must be allowed to maintain control over their identification documents (e.g. passports, work permits or any other personal legal documents). The supplier shall ensure that workers do not pay fees or make any payment connected to obtaining employment throughout the hiring process and the employment period. The supplier shall be responsible for payment of all fees and expenses (e.g. licenses and levies) relating to workers, where legally required.
Punishment, mental and/or physical coercion are prohibited. Disciplinary policies and procedures shall be clearly defined and communicated to the workers.
Compensation and Working Hours
The supplier shall comply with all applicable national laws and mandatory industry standards regarding working hours, overtime, wages and benefits. The supplier shall pay workers in a timely manner and clearly convey the basis on which workers are being paid.
Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be allowed, if not legally permitted.
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining:
The employees of the supplier must be free to join or not to join a union/employee representation of their choice, free from threat or intimidation. The supplier recognizes and respects the right to collectively bargain in accordance with applicable laws
The supplier shall promote an inclusive work environment that values the diversity of its employees. The supplier shall not discriminate or tolerate discrimination with respect to gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected under law.
Harassment is any improper or unwelcome conduct that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offense or humiliation to another person. Harassment in any form because of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, physical appearance, ethnicity, race, national origin, political affiliation, age, religion or any other reason is prohibited at DANX.
Sexual harassment is a specific type of prohibited conduct. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offense or humiliation. Sexual harassment may involve any conduct of a verbal, nonverbal or physical nature, including written and electronic communications, and may occur between persons of the same or different genders.
A participant who feels that they have been harassed whilst working at or for DANX may report the matter through our Whistle Blower system Safe2Whistle which is hosted and controlled by the Danish law firm Bech Bruun. The entire complaint process is managed within the Safe2Whistle system, any complaint will be treated confidentially and will not be discussed with any other parties without consent from the employee in question. The Whistle Blower system can be accessed at the following URL: https://report.whistleb.com/en/danxgroup For more information about DANX’s Whistle Blower policy – please refer to our Whistle Blower policy.
Health & Safety
We expect our suppliers to strive to implement the standards of occupational health and safety at a high level by applying a health and safety management approach appropriate for the business.
The supplier shall comply with applicable occupational health and safety regulations and provide a work environment that is safe and conducive to good health, in order to preserve the health of employees, safeguard third parties and prevent accidents, injuries and work-related illnesses. This includes regular workplace risk assessments and the implementation of adequate hazard control and precautionary measures. Employees are to be adequately educated and trained in health and safety issues.
Data Protection and Disclosure of Information
The supplier shall adhere to relevant data protection and security laws as well as to respective regulations, in particular with regard to personal data of customers, consumers, employees and shareholders. The supplier shall comply with all said requirements when personal data is collected, processed, transmitted or used.
Suppliers shall safeguard and make only appropriate use of confidential information. The supplier shall not disclose any information that is not known to the general public.
Bribery and Corruption
The supplier shall comply with all national and international anti-bribery regulations as well as applicable anti-corruption laws, regulations and standards. The supplier shall not (either directly or indirectly) offer or promise to provide anything of value to improperly influence an official act or to secure an improper advantage in order to obtain or retain business.
The supplier shall comply with all applicable trade and import regulations including sanctions and embargoes that apply to their activities.
Money Laundering & Financial Records
The supplier shall comply with applicable laws and regulations designed to combat money laundering activities. The supplier shall maintain financial records and reports according to international laws and regulations.
The supplier shall comply with applicable competition and anti-trust laws.
We expect our suppliers to develop, implement, and maintain methods and processes appropriate to their products to minimize the risk of introducing counterfeit parts and materials into deliverable products. Effective processes should be in place to detect counterfeit parts and materials, to exclude them from the delivered product, and to provide notification to recipients of counterfeit products when warranted.
Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest arises when an individual has a private/personal interest which could appear to influence their decisions. Such conflict of interest situations include a relationship by blood or marriage, partnership, business partnership or investment. The supplier shall disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest with DANX Group personnel.
The supplier shall comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards as well as implement an effective system to identify and eliminate potential hazards to the environment.
We expect our business partners to strive to support DANX Group's climate protection goals through the products and services they deliver. In this regard, we also expect our suppliers to take climate protection appropriately into account in their own operations, for example by setting climate protection goals for themselves and achieving them.
Business Continuity Planning
The supplier shall be prepared for any disruptions of its business (e.g. natural disasters, terrorism, software viruses, illness, pandemics, infectious diseases). This preparedness especially includes disaster plans to protect both employees as well as the environment as far as possible from the effects of possible disasters that arise within the domain of operations.
Compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct
DANX Group reserves the right, upon reasonable notice, to check compliance with the requirements of the Supplier Code of Conduct. DANX Group encourages its suppliers to implement their own binding guidelines for ethical behavior.
Any breach of the obligations stipulated in this Supplier Code of Conduct is considered a material breach of contract by the supplier.