Termidor

Termidor is a distributor and agent of performance chemicals to the chemical and thereto related industries. The company was founded 1990 and the office is in Stockholm. Our markets are the European Nordic Countries.

You find our customers mainly in the following areas:

• Coating & Printing Ink
• Construction & Asphalt
• Plastic & Rubber
• Adhesives & Sealants
• Food & Pharmaceutical

We have stock of products in several different locations, from where we supply to all the Nordic countries.

Termidor is the mother company of On-Way i Sverige AB. For more information see following link:
www.onway.se/english/

Code of Conduct

AB Termidor (Termidor) is committed to sustainable development and environmental awareness. These are the key foundations to our continued success and also needed to fulfil the long-term sustainability goals of our customers operations.
We recognize the importance of cooperation and partnership with our suppliers to meet our sustainability targets. We expect our suppliers to adhere to internationally recognized environmental, social and corporate governance standards, and to comply with all applicable laws.

1. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Termidor is a distributor and logistic partner of performance chemicals to the chemical and thereto related industries. The company was founded 1990 and the office is in Stockholm. Our markets are the European Nordic Countries, with a global supply chain.

Termidor is the mother company of On-Way i Sverige AB.

This Code of Conduct sets the foundation for our Sustainability work and our operations. It sets the minimum requirements and defines standards for fair, safe, and healthy working conditions and environmental responsibility. Doing things, the right way, ethically, with integrity, in healthy competition, and in full compliance with the law, is fundamental.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all employees in all business relationships with customers, suppliers, and other business partners.

2. SCOPE OF APPLICATION
This Code of Conduct is developed to provide a non-negotiable requirement that applies to the whole supply chain of Termidor. It is the responsibility of the supplier to inform and secure compliance with this Code of Conduct from all involved parties in the supply chain with whom Termidor do not have direct contact.

These standards equally apply to all kinds of employees.

Termidor Code of Conduct is a foundation for our business relationships and is therefore an integral component of how sourcing strategies and supplier performance evaluation is approached and it also determines which suppliers Termidor will continue to engage and grow business with. Termidor expects the supplier to make improvements when any of these Code of Conduct standards are not met, and to develop internal strategies to ensure ongoing compliance. The timeline for achieving compliance shall be reasonable and clearly defined in an action plan presented to Termidor. Providing proof of correction to Termidor for each non-compliance is also required. In this regard, please also refer to paragraph 14 in this document.

Termidor reserves the right to amend or modify the Code of Conduct at any time and will inform suppliers of any change.

3. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND STANDARDS
Termidor Code of Conduct is based on the below current international reference documents and standards:

  • The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights to Work
  • The UN Declaration of Human Rights
  • The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • The UN Convention against Corruption
  • The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
  • The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

4. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Termidor general rule is that the supplier must comply with relevant and national laws in the country in which they are operating. Should any of the requirements in our Code of Conduct be in violation of the national laws, the law in that country take precedence over the Termidor Code of Conduct. Termidor must be notified immediately in any such case, to decide how to proceed.

The supplier shall always apply the highest standards; hence Termidor Code of Conduct always applies even when national legal requirements are less strict than this Code of Conduct.

5. HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOUR STANDARDS
Termidor supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed Human Rights. Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. Termidor expects the supplier to respect the rights of each individual and prohibits any type of violence, abuse, and assault at the workplace. The employees shall be free to lodge complaints with their superiors.

5.1 FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
The suppliers to Termidor are expected to support the establishment of employer-employee dialogue and recognize the right of all employees to form and join trade unions, or similar associations of their own choosing, and bargain collectively.

Disciplinary or discriminatory actions from the supplier against employees who join an association, or by other means organize themselves, are not accepted.

5.2 FORCED LABOUR
Termidor does not accept any form of forced or compulsory, bonded, or any other type of labour that is considered illegal in the supply chain. Employees shall be free to leave their employment after reasonable notice as required by national law or contract.

5.3 CHILD LABOUR
Termidor does not accept any child labour, in accordance with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights to Work.

5.4 ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION
No employee shall be discriminated based on race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, political opinion, social group, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, health, disability, or other classes protected by law.

Supplier shall strive to achieve equal conditions for employees possessing the same qualifications.

6. EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
All employees shall be entitled to an agreement, that states the terms and conditions of the employment including wages, benefits, and working conditions.

6.1 WORKING HOURS
Termidor expects the supplier to comply with the maximum number of regulated working hours stipulated in the local laws in the country where the supplier performs its business.

Overtime must always be in accordance with the national applicable law.

6.2 WAGES
Wages and benefits shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to cover basic needs.

Working relationships shall be legally binding, and all obligations to employees under national labour or social security laws and regulations shall be respected.

7. WORKING CONDITIONS
Termidor requires from the supplier that the safety and health of the employees shall be always a priority. Termidor expects the supplier to take responsibility for the health and safety for their employees, control hazards, and take the best possible precautionary measures against work-related accidents and diseases.

It is of vital importance that the supplier makes risk assessments for all working tasks, gives the employees sufficient training and information of how to best protect themselves from injuries in the course of work. The supplier shall, free of charge, provide the correct personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE) to all employees in any harmful or potential risk working areas.

First aid equipment must be available at each facility and at least one person in each department must have training in basic first aid.

7.1 BUILDING AND FIRE SAFETY
All buildings shall be safe, maintained and checked regularly – this is valid in the factory premises, office area as well as living, dining, and recreational facilities.

All employees shall be aware of the safety arrangements in the facility, such as knowledge about the whereabouts of the emergency exits, fire extinguishers, first aid equipment, etc. Evacuation plans shall be displayed in the facility and the fire alarm tested regularly. Evacuation drills shall be performed.

7.2 FACTORY CONDITIONS
It is important for the employee’s wellbeing that the factory environment is clean and free from pollution. The temperature and noise level in the factory must be tolerable as a working environment and the ventilation must be sufficient.

Sanitary facilities must be sufficient for the number of employees at the premises.

8. ANTI-CORRUPTION
Termidor follows a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of corruption, including extortion, embezzlement, favours, and bribery. Termidor will not accept any type of corruption related to our business and we expect all our suppliers, employees, and partners in the supply-chain to embrace this policy.

9. ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
The supplier of Termidor shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in the country of operation. We also expect the supplier to make every effort to reduce the environmental impact of their business by adopting best practice principles in terms of environmental management. We expect the supplier to continuously seek improved methods and to have a precautionary approach to environmental challenges as prevention is better than remediation. This view will lead to continuous improvement which is key for a successful environmental management.

When possible, the supplier to Termidor should proactively offer more sustainable materials or solutions for waste reduction, re-use and/or re-cycling of materials. Termidor expects the supplier to participate in actions to monitor, report and reveal environmental data. Termidor recommends the supplier to implement ISO 14001 or similar, as it will give the needed systematic approach to environmental management.

9.1 CHEMICALS
Termidor requires that the supplier shall have and provide valid Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all supplied chemicals, and in local language for all chemicals classified according to EU CLP regulation.

A supplier to Termidor shall have a procedure for storage, handling and use of chemicals. The supplier shall ensure that all packaging of chemicals is properly labelled according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of chemicals (GHS) / Classification and Labelling and Packing of Chemicals (CLP) system to ensure the contents are known and potential risks are minimized.

A supplier to Termidor is expected to make sure that all employees that handle chemicals have the sufficient competence to do so and are adequately trained.

9.2 EMISSIONS AND WASTE
A supplier to Termidor shall ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to air, water, and noise pollution, as well as ground contamination and, if required, obtain the necessary permits and be able to demonstrate compliance with these permits.

Precautionary steps shall be taken by supplier to prevent chemicals to leak into air, ground and water and shall dispose of chemicals in compliance with legal regulations. Hazardous waste must be monitored and minimized.

Air emissions generated from operations are to be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required as per legal regulations prior to discharge or disposal.

Wastewater and solid waste generated from operations, industrial processes, and sanitation facilities are to be monitored, controlled, be used at a high level of efficiency, and treated as required by legal regulations prior to discharge or disposal.

Energy usage shall be monitored and used at a high level of efficiency. Whenever possible, Termidor recommends using renewable energy.

10. CONFLICT MINERALS
A supplier to Termidor shall adhere to the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.

The supplier shall make sure that in case any conflict mineral/s are supplied to Termidor, they are responsibly sourced, and proof of origin must be presented.

11. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
A supplier to Termidor shall comply with given technical product specifications for products, materials, and substances. Any change/correction of technical information or Safety Data Sheet shall in timely manner be agreed upon in writing/e-mail with Termidor.

A supplier to Termidor shall upon request from Termidor and/ or Termidor’s customers, be prepared to issue necessary certificate and/or documentation for their products for regulatory purposes and customer demands.

12. QUALITY
To keep and maintain high quality output, Termidor strongly recommends that a quality policy is implemented at the supplier and that there are documented quality goals in place. There should be a system to handle discrepancies and deviations. When a discrepancy or a deviation occurs, there should be clear processes on how to manage and improve such occurrences. Termidor recommends the supplier to implement ISO 9001 or similar, as it will give the needed systematic approach to quality management.

13. ASSESSMENT AUDIT AND MONITORING
Termidor or its third-party representative reserves the right to make audits to the supplier, to monitor compliance with this Code of Conduct, at any time. In order to enhance the transparency within the supply chain in relation to sustainability and compliance with this Code of Conduct, Termidor is working with a Supplier Self-Assessment.

Termidor request of you as a supplier to take part and co-operate in the self-assessment questionnaires without delay.

If an audit or the self-assessment reveals less than full compliance with this Code of Conduct, a corrective action plan needs to be made and full responsibility needs to be taken by the supplier for ensuring that this plan is implemented according to the defined time plan.

14. NON-COMPLIANCE
Should Termidor find that a supplier does not comply with this Code of Conduct, we will expect corrective actions in a suitable and agreed time limit.

15. WHISTLEBLOWING
Termidor encourages reporting of misconduct in relation to our Code of Conduct.

16. COMPLIANCE COMMITMENT WITH TERMIDOR’S CODE OF CONDUCT
The supplier acknowledges that this Code of Conduct is followed in their own organization. This Code of Conduct shall also be communicated in the supply chain, for all products and services supplied to Termidor.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) needs to be taken in account in case private data regarding any EU citizen is collected – https://gdpr.eu/

Environmental policy

This policy is the basis for the environmental performance of Termidor.
It shall be a summary of our efforts and our ambition to continually improve ourselves within the environmental area.

Our goal is to:

• Protect the environment by always letting environmental awareness to be a high priority and a strategy for long-term sustainable development.
• Ensure that our customers are using raw materials with as little environmental impact as possible.
• Through education of personnel, increase the knowledge and commitment in environmental issues.
• Encourage people involved in our business for a continued development concerning environmental work
• Represent principals/producers that is
a) certified under ISO 14001 or EMAS or
b) working to become certified to ISO 14001 or EMAS or
c) organized and operates according to guidelines like ISO 14001 or EMAS

Termidor is affiliated to REPA

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Logistics

Through close cooperation with well-known chemical manufacturers and logistics companies we have built an efficient warehousing and distribution network in Scandinavia. Due to this flexibility we can offer a number of customized solutions.

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Ulla Westlund (CEO)

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Peter Börjesson (Sales)

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Ylva Kärrfelt (Sales)

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Jenny Larsson (Customer service)


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Lena Tiberg (Customer service)

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Peter Weissenborn (Sales)