Höganäs Borgestad believes that openness and good communication throughout the organization
promotes a better work culture. Höganäs Borgestad acknowledges the risk of violations of the Code
of Conduct and depends on the willingness of employees and external parties to raise concerns in
order to uphold high ethical standards.
Reporting of concerns (whistleblowing) is to report possible illegal, or suspected illegal, actions and
violations of Höganäs Borgestad´s Code of Conduct. Examples of violations include, but are not
limited to: fraud and corruption, harassment and discrimination, and violations of environmental and
human rights laws.
Höganäs Borgestad acknowledges the risk of violations of the Code of Conduct and depends on the
willingness of employees and external parties to raise concerns in order to uphold high ethical
Employees have the right and responsibility to report concerns. External parties such as business
partners and other stakeholders, are also encouraged to report concerns.
The whistleblower decides what information is to be provided. There is no requirement that the
whistleblower is able to prove the event, act or omission. However, to allow Höganäs Borgestad to
perform adequate follow-up actions, the report should include as much detail as possible and, if
available, supporting evidence.
Reports of concerns can be made to Höganäs Borgestad independent Whistleblower Channel. The
Whistleblower Channel offers the whistleblower the possibility of reporting anonymously.
It is of utmost importance for Höganäs Borgestad to ensure predictability and confidence for all
those who raise a concern.
Höganäs Borgestad core principles for handling reports of concerns are:
- Fair and objective process
- Protection of the whistleblower against retaliation
- Protection of the legal rights of the individual who is the subject of the report
- Protection of sources
- Protection of personal data