Conducting business in an ethical way is fundamental for Sweco’s long-term success and contributes to sustainable development in the world. Our codes and policies are mandatory to follow for our employees.
Business ethics is a great part of Sweco’s sustainability commitment. By protecting human rights and fighting corruption, we take responsibility for sustainable development as a company as well as the development of the markets where we operate.
Sweco is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations. We see our commitment to business ethics as an important part of our work towards goal number 16 – promoting peaceful and inclusive societies with effective and accountable institutions at all levels.
Our employees are obligated to comply with the Code of Conduct and the company’s policies, some of the most important ones are listed below.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct defines how we – as a company, as teams and as employees – should act, towards each other, towards our clients, business partners, suppliers, competitors, and authorities and in every other situation where we represent Sweco. All employees must sign our Code of Conduct on an annual basis. To read our Code of Conduct, click here.
Business Partner Programme
We set high standards for ourselves and our employees and demand the same level of compliance from companies we work with. Sweco’s Business Partner Programme is a tool used to select business partners and ensure they comply with our own ethical standards. The programme is used to educate current and prospective partners with our codes and policies. To visit our Business Partner Portal, click here.
In addition to the Code of Conduct and policies listed on this page, Sweco’s business areas may also have supplemental guidelines based on local regulations. The local guidelines may however only provide for more stringent regulations than the Code of Conduct and the Group policies.
Sweco’s Code of Conduct forms the basis of Sweco’s work with sustainability. It specifies the basic outlook on the company’s responsibilities in society to ensure responsible conduct by Sweco’s employees and business partners.
We are restrictive and selective in our consideration of sponsorships. This policy provides clarity on what and how Sweco sponsors and who it is that makes sponsorship decisions.
Interaction with customers and other third parties is a normal course of our business, but it must always be based on sound ethical judgement. It can never be so that the interaction improperly influences or risks influencing the recipient’s decision or way of performing his or her duties. This policy outlines in more detail what is stated in the business ethics section of our Code of Conduct.
We are fully committed to conducting our business with high standards of ethical conduct and integrity. Corruption, fraudulent actions and competition restricting practices are unethical, unacceptable and inconstant with our core value of integrity. We apply zero tolerance regarding bribery, corruption, fraudulent actions, and breach of competition laws.
Read the document below to familiarise yourself with the ethical business dilemmas we generally discuss with our Business Partners.
All of Sweco’s countries are certified. The certificate is handled in each country.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria, and Lithuania are included in the multi certificate for Sweco group. The certification has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standards.
Download the document below to access Sweco Business Partner Assessment. The document should be used in export projects.
At Sweco we respect the privacy of individuals and recognize the importance of the personal data entrusted to us by our clients, our employees and other parties. It is our responsibility to -in a relevant and proper manner- process and protect all personal data compliant with the applicable privacy legislation. To learn more about the way Sweco handles personal data, click on the link below.