UN Global Compact commitments
The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative
for businesses that are committed to aligning
their operations and strategies with ten universally
accepted principles in the areas of human rights,
labor, environment and anti-corruption. With more
than 9,900 company members in 160 countries, the
UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary
corporate sustainability initiative. AAK has been a
member since 2003.
Principles Examples of AAK commitments
Human Rights Businesses should support and
respect the protection of internationally
proclaimed human rights; and
Make sure that they are not complicit
in human rights abuses.
AAK Code of Conduct is understood,
accepted and signed by all AAK
employees (page 19).
AAK Supplier Code of Conduct is an
integral part of the approval system
for suppliers and our direct suppliers
have approved and signed it (page 25).
Furthermore, AAK has implemented a
Code of Conduct for Suppliers of Raw
materials that applies to all actors in
the supply chain back to the origin of
the raw material (page 25).
AAK Code of Conduct regulates
interaction with both our customers
and suppliers (page 19).
Labor rights are addressed in AAK’s
Sustainability Policy (page 57).
AAK monitors labor rights issues
globally (page 57).
Modern slavery issues are addressed
in AAK’s statement on Modern Slavery
Act (page 25).
Labor Businesses should uphold freedom
of association and the effective
recognition of the right to collective
The elimination of all forms of
forced and compulsory labor;
The effective abolition of child
The elimination of discrimination
in respect of employment and