Freedom of association and collective bargaining are human rights and every responsible employer must provide the right conditions to ensure that workers' rights and concerns are being handled correctly.
Some of NIBE companies are located in countries where legislation restricts unions from working independently. In these cases we make sure that there are internal procedures and control systems that ensure well functioning grievance mechanisms and constructive dialogue with workers' representatives. In all cases, the national labor standard legislation is the minimum level concerning employment terms and working conditions. NIBE encourage the suppliers to apply the same principles concerning workers' rights and labor standards.