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HASLE CSR

As a part of Corporate Governance HASLE Refractories A/S ensures that: 

Waste and recycling  |  Packaging  |  Working conditions  |  Child Labour  |  Freedom of Association  |  Corruption

Waste and recycling

  • Waste, including recyclable waste, is separated according to the regulations of the Danish environmental authorities for recovery or disposal at authorised treatment facilities.
  • Hazardous waste is labelled, stored and disposed of, as instructed by the authorities, at environmentally approved receiving facilities.
HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and respects the requirements for separating, recycling and disposing of waste, as expressed in the Danish Environmental Protection Act, Act No. 753 of 25 August 2001.
The Danish legislation is in accordance with EU directive 75/442/EEC of 15 July 1975 on waste, EU directive 91/689/EEC of 12 December 1991 on hazardous waste, EU regulation 259/93/EEC of 1 February 1993 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into and out of the European Community as well as the Basel Convention on transboundary movements of waste.

HASLE Refractories A/S's treatment of waste is monitored by the local environmental authorities.

Minimisation of packaging

HASLE Refractories A/S has minimised the use of packaging to the extent possible.

HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and observes the Danish environmental requirements for the company's packaging, as expressed in the Danish legislation in statutory order No 1455 of 7 December 2015 regarding certain requirements for packaging.

The Danish legislation is in accordance with EU directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency supervises that packaging sold in Denmark lives up to the Danish environmental requirements.


Working conditions incl. accidents

All steps in production are planned and organised with full consideration for health and safety concerns.

Work in the production takes place in consideration of a.o. the following principles of prevention: 

  • Risks are eliminated at the source. 

  • As far as possible, work is adapted to the individual employee in relation to a.o. the construction of the workplace and choice of work equipment as well as work and production methods. 

  • Monotonous and repetitive work is limited in order to minimise the health effects of this work. 

  • HASLE Refractories A/S does not use work methods which may pose a significant danger for employees in the course of their work.

HASLE Refractories A/S regularly performs written assessments of health and safety conditions in production. All working environment conditions are included in the workplace assessment, and production employees are involved in the process.

HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and respects the regulations concerning safe and healthy working conditions as expressed in the Danish Working Environment Act, Consolidated Act No. 1072 of 7 September 2010, Executive Order No. 559 of 17 June 2004, and Executive Order No. 516 of 14 June 1996 on the work of young people.

The Danish legislation is in accordance with EU Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work, EU Directive 89/654/EEC of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace, EU Directive 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994 on the protection of young people at work, ILO Convention No. 155 of 22 June 1981 on Occupational Safety and Health, ILO Convention No. 182 of 17 June 1999 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, and ILO Convention No. 138 of 26 June 1973 on Minimum Age.

The Danish authorities inspect whether the company complies with Danish regulations concerning the working environment.


Child labour

All employees are over 18 years of age.HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and respects the ban against child labour as expressed in the Danish Working Environment Act, Consolidated Act No. 1084 of 19 September 2017 and in the Executive Order on the work of young people No. 239 of 6 April 2005.

The Danish legislation is in accordance with EU Directive 94/33/EC of 22 June 1994 on the protection of young people in the workplace, the UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 16 December 1966, ILO Convention No. 138 of 26 June 1973 on Minimum Age, ILO Convention No. 182 of 17 June 1999 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child of 20 November 1989.

The Danish authorities monitor whether company complies with Danish regulations in this area.


Freedom of association

  • HASLE Refractories A/S does not discriminate or in any other way make decisions that are affected by the employee's affiliation with a trade union or other association. 

  • HASLE Refractories A/S does not attempt to influence the employees to be members of a particular trade union. 

  • Union representatives are given special protection in carrying out their duties. 

  • HASLE Refractories A/S does not interfere in which trade unions or other associations are formed in the workplace. 

  • Employees are not dismissed because of their affiliation with a trade union. 

  • A particular trade union is not favoured. 

  • The right to collective bargaining is respected. 

  • Elected representatives for the employees are given special protection against dismissal.

HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and respects the employees' right to organise and enter into collective bargaining as expressed in Danish legislation in the law on protection against dismissal for union-related reasons, Act No. 424 of 8 May 2006 as well as in the General Agreement between The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions and the Danish Employers' Confederation of 1973.

The Danish legislation and the General Agreement are in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights of 4 November 1950, the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966, the UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 16 December 1966, ILO Convention No. 87 of 9 July 1948 on Freedom of Association, ILO Convention No. 98 of 1 July 1949 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, ILO Convention No. 111 of 25 June 1958 on Discrimination, ILO Convention No. 135 of 23 June 1971 on Workers' Representatives.

The Danish authorities monitor whether the company complies with Danish regulations in this area.


Corruption

None of the company's employees give or receive unjustified advantages from Danish or foreign public officials or employees in private companies.

HASLE Refractories A/S is aware of and respects the regulations on corruption as expressed in the Danish legislation in the penal code, Act No. 977 of 9. September 2017, §§ 122, 144, 290, 299.2 and 306.

The Danish legislation is in accordance with the Council of Europe convention on corruption and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transaction.

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