Global compact

Norske Skog signed the Global Compact in 2003. Initiated in 1999 by the UN and its former Secretary General, Kofi Annan, this compact is based today on 10 principles relating to human and employee rights and the environment.

The Global Compact embraces a worldwide network of enterprises, governments, unions, civil organisations and the UN, which is dedicated to dialogue and coordinated action to promote a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

The Global Compact is a purely voluntary initiative with two objectives:

  1. Mainstream the ten principles in business activities around the world
  2. Catalyse actions in support of UN goals

Our core values of openness, honesty and cooperation as well as our policies and guidelines build on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 10 principles of UN Global Compact.

  • We were accordingly the first international pulp and paper company to sign a global agreement on employee rights with the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM).
  • We have a close and good collaboration with our unions through several channels – reinforced most recently through the creation of a Global Employee Forum. The latter provides a common meeting place for employees and management, where we can give and receive information and discuss relevant issues relating to Norske Skog.
  • We accept our social responsibility to the local communities in which our operations are pursued. Business units and employees involve themselves in a number of areas in these communities, supporting activities, which help to improve the quality of life, health and knowledge.
  • Education is defined as our contribution to the UN’s millennium development goal, and has been visualised through our commitment to improving the reading skills of young people using newspapers in education. A particular effort is being made in new democracies where the free press has achieved better conditions.
  • We and the World Association of Newspapers have established a close relationship in developing young reader programmes in both developing and mature markets. Originally a five-year programme, this work has been expanded for another five years from 2008 to 2013.
  • We are a member of the Global Compact Nordic Network (GCNN), where participants from Denmark Finland, Norway and Sweden discuss the implementation of the 10 principles and common challenges.

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Norske Skog AS
PB 294 Skøyen
0213 Oslo

Phone: +47 22 51 20 20
Main fax: +47 22 51 20 21
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Norske Skog AS
Karenslyst allé 49
0278 Oslo

Norske Skog AS, PB 294 Skøyen, 0213 Oslo, Norway

Phone: +47 22 51 20 20 - Main fax: +47 22 51 20 21