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Corporate responsibility

HL Display has a long track record in sustainable development. We accept and respect our responsibility to all of our stakeholders and follow clear policies and guidelines to ensure continued value creation.

Since 2010, HL Display has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN's fundamental values and ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption have been an integral part of the company’s strategy, culture and day-to-day operations.

A progress report that is published annually by HL Display is a key part of the company's commitment to the UN Global Compact. As market leaders, we strive to not only be compliant with current legislation on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), but set the standard as a trustworthy partner for business associates.

Our commitment to creating better shopping experiences is also a commitment to sustainability. We aspire to be the leader in our industry. Here are our key priorities:

Helping customers to reduce waste

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We offer products that are resource-efficient, not only in manufacturing but also in transportation and installation.

We commit to give sufficient information for end-of-life treatment of products.

We aim to offer a Sustainable Choice solution on one third of the assortment by the end of 2019.

 

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Creating the best workplace

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We create a workplace where people live our values.

We streamline our processes to ensure same quality of employee experience to all employees.

We develop and measure employee engagement. 

We attract and retain talent.

 

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Driving continuous improvement in operations

with a focus on efficient use of resources

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We aim to recycle 100 percent of our production waste. 

We strive to use electricity from renewable sources. 

We minimise our water consumption.

We aim to have all our factories and distribution centres ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified by 2020.

We actively pursue projects with our partners in order to reduce the carbon footprint of our transports.

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Ensuring responsibility throughout the supply chain

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We aim for all suppliers serving HL to sign our Purchasing Policy.

We secure freedom of association, anti-discrimination, anti-corruption and workplace safety through a continuous pursuit of the objectives set out in our policies.

We ensure all our employees sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct.

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Management Systems

Responsible production means running factories in an efficient and environmentally responsible way. HL Display strives to continuously improve its environmental performance by complying with policies and standards, reducing the environmental impact of its production and working with ethical suppliers. The company's management systems and policies for quality, work and conduct ensure minimal waste and the highest standards of safety during production.

  • ISO Certification

    HL Display is compliant with the SS-EN ISO 9001 and SS-EN ISO 14001 environmental management standards, with 75 percent of production facilities being certified. The factory factories in Sundsvall and Suzhou also comply with the OHSAS 18001 standard and our factories in Gliwice (Poland) and Harlow (UK) are under certification.

  • REACH

    When manufacturing and sourcing new materials, HL Display complies with REACH, the EU’s chemicals legislation. Suppliers must also guarantee compliance with all applicable environmental laws and sign a written undertaking regarding REACH.

HL Sustainable Choice

In 2018, 97.1 percent of the total plastic waste of the company's production facilities was recycled. HL Display's aim is to use plastic waste from its own production as well as recycled plastic from external sources to produce new products. Further, we are now offering products made with bio-based plastics instead of oil-based and it is our ambition to offer a sustainable alternative for 1/3 of our portfolio by the end of 2019.

These new advances in production have taken the company one step closer towards reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste.

Read more about HL Sustainable Choice.

Social Responsibility

HL Display values and respects our trading partners in every corner of the globe and continually strive to promote the highest ethical standards. As the company expanded and began operating in Asia, Europe and other continents, our standards for conducting business were raised in order to adapt to each unique region.

Financial Responsibility

HL Display are committed to achieving sustainability, profitability and long-term growth by applying ethical business practices and trading responsibly. The majority of economic value generated by HL Display is distributed to company stakeholders, which include suppliers, employees, owners and lenders. The company complies to local taxation laws in each country we are operating in.

Code of Conduct

HL Display's Code of Conduct demonstrates the company's strong position against corruption, ensuring employees and stakeholders practice honesty, integrity and responsibility. With a no tolerance stance on bribery, extortion or corruption, strict adherence to regulatory requirements and a third-party whistleblowing service, the Code of Conduct clearly defines the fundamental principles that every company representative should follow.

HL Display is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to its own Corporate Responsibility Policy (CR Policy) that defines how the company shall operate. The company offers a safe and developing workplace for employees by respecting employees’ rights to collective bargaining and encouraging participation in trade unions.

Strict adherence to the CR Policy is expected by company suppliers who are required to sign a purchasing policy containing requirements and information relating to human rights, labour and anti-corruption. HL Display’s representatives regularly visit suppliers to monitor compliance and environmental issues.