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Aspocomp’s Code of Conduct

Aspocomp is committed to sustainable business. We want to serve both our customers and other partners in the best possible way. Aspocomp’s Code of Conduct defines the basic requirements of our business practices and guides our employees to act responsibly in their daily work. Our Code of Conduct is based on our core values: We provide our customers with value-added services. Being streamlined makes us more efficient. Continuous development keeps us going. The working community is a strength. All Aspocomp employees are expected to comply with these principles, report on violations and protect the company against unethical conduct.

Social responsibility

We are honest and fair, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations and good corporate governance. We take care of all our commitments to the authorities and other societal stakeholders. Our working principles are in line with the Social Accountability International SA8000 standard. The main aspects of SA8000 relate to preventing the use of child and forced labor, working hours and remuneration, occupational health and safety, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.

Human rights and equality

We respect and comply with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and do not accept any violations of these rights. We support the International Labor Organization’s Declaration and the fundamental rights of workers specified in it.  We do not accept the use of any forced or child labor. We also take care of our employees’ freedom of association and collective bargaining.

We adhere to the principle of equality regardless of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, age, religion or belief, disability, political opinion or other characteristics. Everyone has the right to a healthy and safe working environment and the inviolability of personal integrity. Any form of harassment or bullying in the work environment is strictly prohibited.

Fair competition

Our business is honest and transparent. In all our activities, we adhere to good business practices and existing competition laws.

Bribery and conflicts of interest

We do not accept bribery or corruption in any form. We comply with legislation and internationally recognized principles for preventing corruption and bribery. Our employees must avoid situations where their personal or financial interests are in conflict with the interests of Aspocomp. 

Donations

We do not support political parties and other political organizations directly or indirectly, nor do we participate in funding the election campaigns of individual candidates. 

Protection of tangible and intangible assets

All employees are required to take the necessary steps to protect all of Aspocomp’s tangible and intangible assets, as well as the company’s confidential information. Aspocomp’s assets may not be used for political purposes.

How to report suspected violations of this Code (whistle blowing)

If you have reason to believe that any aspects listed in this Code have been violated your supervisor is likely the best person to speak to. Other resources for guidance and reporting are a higher level manager, human resources or a member of the Management team. You can also report an offence suspect anonymously to an attorney-at-law authorized by the company by sending a letter at Tomi Merenheimo, Magnusson, Jaakonkatu 3 A, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Guidelines for Insiders

All Aspocomp personnel must comply with the provisions on the management of inside information in force, Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and its implementing provisions, the Securities Markets Act, the Penal Code, the law of the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Nasdaq Helsinki's Guidelines for Insiders, as well as the instructions issued by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Aspocomp has in use its own Insider Rules set out by the company's Board. These Insider Rules have been drawn up observing the above laws and regulations as well as clarifications concerning the company. Note that each employee is personally responsible for following all applicable laws and regulations.

How to report suspected violation of securities markets regulations (whistle blowing)

You can report a suspected violation of securities markets rules and regulations, such as antitrust actions against the insider guidelines of the company and Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, anonymously to an external law firm authorized by the company, by sending a letter at Tomi Merenheimo, Magnusson, Jaakonkatu 3 A, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Healthy and safe working community

Occupational safety is a basic prerequisite for the welfare of our employees. We take care of our employees’ health and safety at work and want to shoulder the responsibility for our personnel’s well-being together with them. Aspocomp has internal rules for health and safety and we monitor compliance. Each employee is also personally responsible for obeying the company’s safety instructions.

Working hours and remuneration 

We comply with pay and working time laws and our policies are in line with Social Accountability International’s SA8000 standard, including laws of minimum wages, overtime and mandatory benefits.

Trust and protecting confidentiality

We respect each other’s privacy and ensure the confidentiality of personal data.

Environment

We take the environment into account in everything we do, and want to contribute to a healthy environment and to develop more sustainable production and consumption patterns. Our plants are certified in line with the ISO 14001 environmental system and have related operational plans.

Updated on September 27, 2017

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