Code of Conduct, business ethics and guiding policies

Code of Conduct, business ethics and guiding policies

Alligo strives to achieve an open corporate climate with high business ethics and secure information management. We do not tolerate unethical business practices or violations of human rights in our business or the value chains in which we operate.

Alligo’s Code of Conduct pertains to all businesses and employees in the Group and describes the expectations on Alligo and our employees.

Code of Conduct

Together with our common values, the Code of conduct guides our behaviour towards each other and towards others. The Code stresses the importance of having an open corporate climate where we always act in an ethically correct manner and respect human rights.

Each business unit, support function and subsidiary company is responsible for implementing the code of conduct in their business operations. All managers are responsible for ensuring their employees are aware of the code of conduct, understand it and work in accordance with it.

Since 2023, the Group has developed an online training course on the Code of Conduct, which is mandatory for all employees. To date, 74% of employees have completed the training.

Supplier Code of Conduct

All key suppliers must have signed Alligo’s Supplier Code of Conduct. This means that our suppliers have committed to Alligo’s Supplier Code of Conduct, the Chemical Restriction List and filled-out our digital supplier self-assessment.

Alligo’s target is that more than 95 % of the total purchase value from suppliers to the standard assortment should meet Alligo’s supplier standard. In 2023, the proportion of suppliers meeting the standard increased to 67% (65%).

Zero tolerance of corruption

Alligo does not accept any form of corruption or other unethical business practices either directly or indirectly, for example through an intermediary such as an agent or consultant. We perform analyses to assess the risks of corruption and the need for measures.

In the business that Alligo operates, buyers and sellers are groups that run a higher risk of being involved in corruption.

Alligo buys from markets with an increased risk of corruption and human rights violations. To mitigate the risk, our suppliers must accept the requirements in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

There were no confirmed cases of corruption within Alligo’s operations in 2023.

Information security

Information assets are valuable to Alligo and include both oral and written information, as well as digital information. Alligo’s information security policy governs the organisation’s information management. The responsibility of employees is also stated in the Code of Conduct.

Alligo performs annual risk assessments for the business, which include information management risks.

Information security work aims to protect the Group’s information assets from all kinds of internal and external threats and so minimise the risks. The work also aims to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The work covers everything from personal data processing, insider information and fraud prevention to technical protection using firewalls and encryption, for example, as well as physical protection, for instance from fires. Alligo has a modern IT infrastructure that maintains a high standard of technical security.