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Code of conduct

Code of conduct

Child labor

The Supplier shall not work with minors. Minors are defined as those people who are under the age of 16 or in exceptional cases 15 in accordance with ILO’s Convention on minimum age. In the event that local law establishes a higher age limit, the provisions in the same shall be responded.

Non- discrimination

The Supplier shall not apply any type of discriminatory practice with regards to sex, race, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, political opinion or physical, mental disability, etc.

Freedom of association

The Supplier shall respect the right of its personnel to associate or organize itself or to bargain collectively. The personnel shall not be subjected to any kind of sanctions.

Wages and benefits

The Supplier must comply with all laws regulating local wages, overtime compensation and legally mandated benefits. Wage and benefit policies must be consistent with prevailing national standards and also be acceptable under a broader international understanding as to the basic needs of workers and their families.

Working hours

The Supplier shall comply with all laws regulating working hours by week. The Supplier’s personnel shall never be required to work more than 60 hours per week including overtime or local industry limits (whichever is the lesser) and shall have the option of having at least one day off in seven.

Diciplinary practices

The Supplier’s personnel shall be treated with dignity and respect. Physical punishment of any type or abuse of power is strictly forbidden.

Helth and safety

The Supplier shall guarantee their employees a safe and healthy workplace in compliance with the provisions of law, ensuring reasonable conditions of light, ventilation, hygiene, fire prevention, safety measures, as well as access to drinking water supply.


The Supplier is obliged to comply with the provisions of the legislation in force on the environmental matters.

Chemical requirements

All our goods must comply with EU law.

Our business partners must stay up to date and comply with the following legislation:

1. Reach (European chemicals legislation)

The list can be consulted on their website.

2. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (EU) 1021/2019 (POP)

Read more here

3. Biocidal product regulation EU nr 528/2012

Read more here

4. EU Directive 94/62/EG for packaging and materials

Read more here

Subcontracting policy

In case that OJAB allows the Supplier to work with subcontractors, the Suppliers shall be responsible for the subcontractor’s compliance with the Code.

Supervision and compliance

The Supplier authorizes Oscar Jacobson, or any third party appointed by Oscar Jacobson, to carry out inspections to secure the compliance with the Code. The Supplier shall fully cooperate, be transparent and provide these inspectors access to necessary documentation and means to ensure this process.

Publication of the code

The managers of the Supplier shall inform its personnel about the contents of the Code. A copy of the Code shall be translated into the local language and shall be placed in a place accessible to all personnel.

Compliance with laws

The Supplier has full knowledge and complies with all relevant laws (local, national, and international) in the countries where it operates.

Anti-corruption and anti-bribery

The Supplier shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption. Corruption, bribery, extortion and embezzlement in any form is not permitted.