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UN Global Compact

As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to responsible corporate governance. The Global Compact has been supporting companies and organizations to develop sustainable solutions in economic, social, and ecological areas since 1999. 12,000 companies have already joined forces in the voluntary initiative to promote the achievement of the Sustainability Goals formulated by the United Nations in the Agenda 2030 and to promote ethical responsibility in the context of globalization. We are proud to be part of this global initiative and to align our business activities with the 10 principles of the Global Compact, which include the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption. A responsible task that we are happy to accept. 

By participating in the Global Compact, we have set ourselves the goal of making an active contribution to the goals for sustainable development formulated by the United Nations. 

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact 

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. 

Human Rights 

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and 

Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. 

Labour

Principle 3: Business should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. 
Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. 

Anti-corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. 

External initiatives and memberships 

FKG – the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association  

FKG has almost 400 members and all members have one thing in common – they are customers or suppliers to the automotive industry. The objective for FKG is to represent their members interests’ politicians, industry, organizations and media in Sweden and the rest of the world.  

EFIBCA 

As a long-standing member, Boxon GmbH is committed to the EFIBCA Code of Conduct. The EFIBCA-Q Quality Promise and EFIBCA Code of Conduct have been developed with a special focus on the particularities of the FIBC industry and promote the implementation of ethical principles and the application of an adequate and fair competitive behavior. The German Association of plastic converters acts as the umbrella organization of the entire plastics processing industry in Germany.  

Nordic Bioplastic Association   

Nordic Bioplastic Association's goal is a platform and representative of companies in the Nordic region active in the development of bioplastics. The association will promote and simplify market and technology development for the materials group.  

The activity covers all parts of the life cycle of bioplastics, from A to Z. The aim is also to inform politicians and authorities through information about the possibilities and merits of materials and to help them create frameworks for the progress of bioplastics in the market. Boxon AB is an active member since 2018.   

Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V.  

The association plays a major role in the public dialogue of the industry with politics and society and takes a proactive position on sustainability topics within the sector in Germany. 

Civil engagements of the company 

We continue to have ongoing interactions with different schools and educations be they private, university-based or public educational establishments. This interaction includes that we take on “on the job training” programmes where students get the opportunity to practice at Boxon for four to twelve weeks depending on the education plan. Following the internship, an evaluation is elaborated in cooperation with the school or the respective other educational establishment.  

Boxon is also engaged in local sponsoring by supporting local associations such as sport clubs, especially those which our employees and their families are engaged in.