Photo: Terje Kalheim, LO
We cannot reach our goals of creating better conditions for the people and the environment on our own. Our suppliers play a crucial role to our efforts. This is why we view our suppliers as partners who can have influence each other to achieve positive results.
150 main suppliers
Nordic Choice Hotels have almost 150 main suppliers, who have a number of subcontractors and producers themselves. In addition, all our hotels buy local produce. All these suppliers influence their staff, their local community, the climate and the local environment in different ways. We want them to produce their products in a way that respects people and the environment.
We believe that long-term cooperation and continuous improvement is the basis of ethical trade. Some of our suppliers are more important to our ethical trade efforts than others. One reason might be that they supply products that create ethical dilemmas. Another is that they are among our biggest suppliers or that they make products that are important to us. This is why we are cooperating with selected suppliers to create a more ethical supply chain. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we can always get better.
Ethical guidelines for all suppliers
Ethical Trading Initiative Norway
Since 2008, we have been members of the Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (IEH) – an organisation working to ensure that trade between companies is conducted in an ethical manner and takes environmental precautions. They often help us sort out practical or ethical matters. In 2012 we handed in an annual report to Ethical Trading Initiative Norway for the forth year running.