Supplier expectations

We appreciate the good relationships with our suppliers, and the value they create for our company and our customers. Our suppliers play an important role in our commitment to deliver on time, budget, and quality. VARD aspire to work with suppliers who are committed to sustainable development, and are environmentally, socially, and economically responsible.

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Vision Zero

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is our first priority and we expect our suppliers to be committed to our company-wide effort Vision Zero, aimed at avoiding any mishaps, for our people as well as the environment. As a supplier to VARD you must comply with applicable laws and regulations. When working at VARDs premises, we are all ONE team, and we expect that you follow our internal rules and regulations contributing to a safe working environment for all of us. Here you can watch our HSE videos intended to show our internal HSE routines and best practices.

The Transparency Act

The Norwegian Transparency Act (“Act”) entered into force Friday 1 July 2022. The Act is based on UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and OECD’s Guidelines for multinational companies.

​The aim of the Act is to ensure that large Norwegian companies are working to promote compliance with fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in the companies themselves, in their supply chains and with their business partners. Furthermore, the Act imposes an obligation for the companies to respond to requests which may come from the public on how the company is handling this risk, both in general and specifically linked to certain goods or services.

The Board of Directors in both Vard Group AS and its Norwegian subsidiaries which this law applies to, have approved and supports the establishment and implementation of policies and routines in its group companies which satisfies the requirements of the Act. A working group has been established to implement and continuously monitor and improve VARD’s effort to address and reduce actual and potential negative impact on human rights and decent working conditions.

Upon written request, any person has the right to information from a company regarding how the company addresses actual and potential adverse impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions that the company has either caused or contributed toward, or that are directly linked with the company’s operations, products or services via the supply chain or business partners.

Please address your request to this e-mail address:

Ethical business practice

VARD is built on trust and ethical business conduct is at the core of our culture. We continuously use our ethical guidelines as a guide to ethical business practice to ensure that we comply with legislation and our core values both internally and externally.

VARD follows the conditions in ORGALIMEs General conditions for the supply and installation of mechanical, electrical and electronic products.