We expect all companies in the Group to comply with statutory requirements, agreements and contracts and our common business principles and values, regardless of the type of society the companies are in.
We regularly review that the working conditions in our operations meet all our standards. Site visits are conducted where management is invited to present how the Group's common policies and guidelines are implemented in the business and how they work in these areas.
We work with several schools to ensure a good influx of new employees to our businesses in the long term. Young people of all ages are invited to visit our companies to learn about the opportunities available and encourage them to study.
We also have firmly established partnerships with universities and institutes of higher education, offering opportunities for joint development projects, degree projects and internships, both locally and internationally.
Since 2015 we have been working with the organisation Hand in Hand, becoming a sponsor for a village project. The project aims to lift an entire village out of poverty. Women in smaller groups are educated and trained in entrepreneurship and finance. They can apply for microloans to run their own businesses.
In addition to our village project with Hand in Hand, we are also supporting a girls’ school in the same area which is also run by Hand in Hand. It offers schooling for girls with very poor or single parents or girls who have been found abandoned. Most of them have very sporadic schooling, if they have any at all.
To ensure that our efforts produce results we visited both the village and the girls’ school, and we can state that we truly made a difference for the women and children in the area.
In Sweden during 2019 we participated in the regional knowledge project “Towards new heights”, which aims to spark young people’s interest in science and mathematics. Thousands of students together with their teachers were given a unique opportunity to visit the Nobel Museum’s creative exhibition, Xperiment, which is currently located at our premises in Markaryd.
In many communities where we are a major player, local development is positively affected by our presence and our need for services. As employers, taxpayers and partners to many local entrepreneurs, we have a major positive impact on local economies and investments in infrastructure.
NIBE supports the Agenda 2030 goals by
Promoting a safe and secure working environment, protecting workers’ rights and ensuring decent working conditions in both their own activities and in the supply chain, along with protecting jobs and growth. (Goal 8)