8. Sustainability at Visma
As an international company dedicated to helping organisations and people thrive, we know that our success depends on meeting the needs of all our stakeholders.
We believe that supporting health, human rights, education, and the environment is key to building a more sustainable future. We are committed to making a positive impact in all our activities as an organisation. We fully support internationally responsible principles related to human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. This support is codified in our Corporate Governance and Code of Conduct policies.
Human rights and slavery
Visma respects and supports human rights unconditionally, whether within the organisation or among our suppliers, partners, customers, and other stakeholders.
We believe in the principle of “do no harm” as defined at the international level and do not tolerate human rights abuses in our operations. This means we allow neither child labour nor forced labour of any kind. See our Statement on Modern Slavery.
We believe that healthy people are the best resource an organisation can have, which is why we also have strict policies to ensure working conditions support our employees’ well-being. Furthermore, we believe that a diverse workforce only makes us stronger and we therefore have programs centered around diversity and inclusion in our HR processes.
Anti-corruption and bribery
We have active policies to ensure that no conflicts of interest take place, including any activities related to corruption, bribery, competition and market regulations, antitrust, and money laundering. We also expect our business partners, including suppliers, distributors, agents and joint venture partners, to abide by the same principles in their operations. Expectations of our employees related to anti-corruption and bribery are described in detail in Visma’s Code of Conduct.
We take steps internally to reduce our operational footprint through various reductions in consumption and use of resources. We have internal environmental guidelines in our Code of Conduct related to emissions generated from travel, commuting to work, and use of resources such as paper and food.
In addition, our offices are built to reduce environmental impact through:
- Efficient use of energy, water and waste
- Protections in place to safeguard employees’ health and facilitate a supportive work environment
- Reduced environmental wear
Finally, we are working hard to identify new ways to create efficiencies for our customers through digitalisation and automation, thereby reducing the use of paper and outdated hardware that is energy and resource intensive.