Our QHSE philosophy is rooted in the conviction that our employees are our most important asset. Safety, health, welfare and environment are the guiding principles of our enterprise. We have a strong focus on quality and are committed to making it right the first time. We respect human rights, act socially responsible and recognize the necessity of a sustainable development.
We encourage each other and our business partners to join us in our commitment to minimize risk of harm to man and our milieu. Throughout all our activities and through entire value chain, we continuously strive to develop solutions and processes that will produce conscious products and services, and will minimize our environmental footprint and that of our customers.
- Execute 100% compliance with latest industry standards and regulations
- Maintain personal and collective responsibility to uphold our QHSE Management System on all levels of organization
- Center our R&D efforts on developing products and technology that will reduce our environmental footprint
- Plan, maintain, evaluate and improve all processes and operations to ensure sustainability of our products and services throughout their lifetime
- Practice our code of business conduct and ethics, respect human rights and act socially responsible in all our enterprise
- Take a precautionary approach to avoid injuries, accidents and harm to milieu
- Diligently work to provide hazard-free workplace and a healthy working environment
- Accidents must lead to necessary changes in procedures
- Management is responsible for keeping the safety precautions at all times
- Everyone is responsible for working according to procedures and instructions
- We encourage each other and our business partners to join us in our commitment to minimize risk of harm to man, products, facilities and the environment
Umoe Mandal is founded on these core business principles:
- Our definition of Quality is the “ability to meet the stakeholders requirements and expectations”
- Offer quality of our products, processes and services, both internally and externally
- Support lean work processes and mindsets
- Continually improve our quality management system to cost-effectively support provision of our products and services, while meeting regulatory demands and stakeholder requirements
- Center our R&D efforts on developing products and technology that will meet demands of the future
- Cultivate openness and encouragement in reporting of potential quality hazards
- Value diversity of our team, clients and associates and embrace the richness of expertise, skills, human experience and character that our collaborations produce in synergy
To sustain our business philosophy, we:
- Strive to understand and meet current and future customer needs, market demands and requirements of other stakeholders
- Maintain company QHSE Management System on all levels of organization, through communication, motivation and monitoring of compliance by organization’s management
- Plan, conduct, evaluate and continuously improve our processes, operations and QHSE Management System
- Document, communicate, understand and apply company QHSE policy internally
Umoe Mandal AS is certified according to NS-EN ISO 9001:2015.
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We have established the following policies and procedures to deal with actual and potential negative impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.
- Has established guidelines for ethical trade.
- Has conducts due diligence assessments for its own business, supply chain and partners. This will be carried out annually.
- Followed up suppliers and partners based on country and the level of risk they are assessed according to the ITUC Global Rights Index. The risk categories are high (5), medium (4), moderate (3.2) and low (1).
- All our contract partners must explain the contractual terms and conditions of the employees, and we consider this to be minimal risk for this group of suppliers.
- Suppliers/partners from countries defined as high, moderate, or medium risk must complete a supplier declaration, which gives us the opportunity to consider further cooperation. This is scheduled for fall 23.
- For all new suppliers, a supplier declaration will be added as standard, autumn 23 October.
- Risk assessor also per product category. We do this with the help of DFØ High Risk List | Anskaffelser.no They have defined and compiled a list showing the risk in the supply chain of the risk of human rights violations, child labour, etc. The products are divided into the categories very high risk, high risk, medium risk and low risk.
- On our website, Umoe Mandal will give an account of the company’s organisation, area of operation, guidelines, and procedures.
- Also refers to Umoe Mandal’s annual sustainability report (our ESG goals).
Status and findings of our due diligence assessments of our supply chain and our partners.
We have mapped which countries of origin our suppliers come from. We have used the ITUC Global Rights Index to assess the risk of breaches of decent working environments. The countries are then rated in the following categories:
- High risk
- Medium risk
- Moderate risk
- Low risk
We will follow up suppliers who are assessed as high risk regularly through direct contact and through self-assessment forms where conditions must be accounted for. Suppliers who are assessed as moderate risk are also followed up regularly, and Umoe Mandal considers the necessity of requesting a signed seal assessment form.
In 2022, we had a supplier rated as high risk (Greece). This supplier will be particularly followed up before we consider new procurements.
In 2023, we don’t have anyone rated none as high risk.
We have 5 suppliers on medium risk in 2022/2023 (all from the US). Of these, there are 4 service providers, where we have good knowledge of 2 of these. The other 2 provide web-based IT services. The product supplier is relevant for any new deliveries in the USA.
We have 17 suppliers assessed as moderate risk (UK/France/Canada). We believe that we have sufficient knowledge about three of these, and the others will be followed up through a self-assessment form.
Other suppliers have country of origin defined as low risk.
We have grouped procurements at article level and find that in volume composite materials constitute the largest proportion of weight-based materials (core/matrix/adhesive/balsa/fiberglass/carbon fibre). We find that these products are not directly defined in the high-risk list.
Complex products, such as engines, electronics, and vessel components, have not yet been evaluated. These will typically be included on the high-risk list, in addition to wood, metals, workwear and general consumables. We will look to DFØ’s high-risk list when considering the choice of suppliers and products in the future.
We expect to discover increasing risks further down the supply chain, where raw materials are extracted and processed. Supply chains are complex and fragmented all over the world. This leads to limited traceability and low transparency, which increases the risk level of violations of human rights and environmental considerations.