How we act
THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT
The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to undertake partnerships in support of UN goals. Thus, the initiative has two purposes: to encourage companies to support and implement its ten principles, and to inspire companies to enforce corporate social responsibility through voluntary initiatives which promote the UN’s sustainability goals. We have joined the UN Global Compact, and through this we are committed to responsible business practices in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and corruption. It is mandatory for all blomus suppliers to sign the UN Global Compact and commit to the 10 principles of the initiative. unglobalcompact.org
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – commonly referred to as the Global Goals – are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a shared plan for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.
We support the Global Goals, and we wish to work with partners that are equally committed. We have selected four goals to give special attention going forward:
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, end and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 17: Strengthen means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
All blomus suppliers are obligated to commit to the UN Global Compact as well as the Global Goals, with specific weight on the four goals stated above.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The blomus Code of Conduct informs our behaviour, decision-making and practices within the company and in relation to our partners, clients and other stakeholders. In our Code of Conduct, you will find the company’s principles and standards laid out, and the moral and ethical expectations that employees and third parties are held to as they interact with us.
We aim at working solely with suppliers involved in the Business Social Compliance Initiative. BSCI is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), the leading business association of European and international commerce that brings together retailers, importers, brands and national associations to improve the political and legal framework for trade in a sustainable way. The industry-driven movement of BSCI works to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain with a mission to help the members fulfil the UN Sustainable Development Goals. BSCI is not a certification scheme; instead, it provides a system that helps companies to gradually improve working conditions in their supply chain.
Sedex works globally with businesses to improve working conditions making sure that every person working in the supply chain should have equality, a safe place to work, and the means to support themselves and their families, free of bribery and corruption, using sustainable methods that keep the environment intact for future generations. The Sedex database is an online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and ethical performance to share knowledge and experience and connect with partners equally committed to responsible business and responsible sourcing. A large number of our suppliers are part of Sedex, and we strive to include even more members in the future.