From its founding in 1980, Flow Science has placed great value in its employees and strived to insure that the needs of its customers were well-met. Flow Science’s products, and the services provided in support, are by their very nature designed to enable scientists and engineers to contribute to sustainable development and environmental sensitivity.
Our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility rests on a fundamental respect for internationally recognized principles on human rights, the environment and anti-corruption. These principles are expressed by the UN Global Compact.
As a precondition, we respect the rule of law and we comply with national laws and regulations wherever we do business. We are mindful of the importance of human rights, the environment and anti-corruption in both our long-term planning and our daily business operations. We endeavor to act as a trusted partner to our business associates, including customers, suppliers, contractors and joint venturers. We invest in our people and their development, and we believe in equal opportunities for all.
We are an active member of society, contributing to its sustainable development and we avoid causing or contributing to adverse impacts through our activities, addressing such impacts if they occur.
We respect human rights by implementing processes in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which enable us to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how we address our actual and potential impacts. We support increased environmental responsibility and environmentally friendly services, solutions and technologies and we work to reduce our own adverse environmental impacts.
Flow Science has zero tolerance towards any of the following practices:
- Participation in or support to bribery, corruption or fraudulent practice of any kind.
- The use of bonded or forced labor, including human trafficking.
- Any harsh, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment of employees.
- Exposure to severe work environments where employees have not been informed of the hazards and risks, and appropriate mitigation measures have not been taken.
- Any complicity against humankind as defined by international law, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture, forced disappearances, hostage taking and extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
- All forms of forced child labor, child prostitution and other activities which jeopardize the health, safety or morals of children.
- Deliberately causing substantial pollution to air, soil or water that endangers human health or the environment.
We are committed to being open and transparent about our business activities and will not participate in or support any form of bribery, corruption or fraudulent practices. Similarly, we expect all our business associates to avoid causing or contributing to adverse impacts on human rights, the environment or anti-corruption, and to swiftly address any adverse impacts if they arise. We prevent or mitigate adverse impacts that may be directly linked to our operations or services by our business associates, and we try to use our leverage to influence and encourage our business associates to demonstrate respect for human rights, environmental and anticorruption principles.
Our employees are expected to act in compliance with this code. Employees have an obligation to act and raise any issues with their managers if they identify matters or come across information concerning our services, operations or business associates that is unacceptable in relation to our commitment. And we assure our employees there will be no retaliation or discrimination based on concerns raised in good faith.
We believe that the kind of responsible and sustainable business conduct we are committed to will ensure superior performance and long-term success for Flow Science.
Our commitment is publicly available and is communicated both internally and externally. Every year we revisit the commitment to ensure that it is applicable and embedded in our policies and processes.