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Corporate Responsibility

At Hempel, we conduct our business responsibly with respect for individuals and the communities where we operate.

As a company, we comply with all relevant laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. But mere compliance is not enough. So we work actively in six main areas to improve our business.

For a short introduction to our focus areas, please click on the titles below. For elaborated descriptions, please visit the respective pages via links in the menu to the left.
  1. Ethical behaviour

    At Hempel, we are committed to working responsibly and ethically at all times, both in terms of how we conduct our business and the products and services we offer.

    We believe that being a reliable and respected business partner means more than just compliance, so we have company policies in place to ensure that all our operations – from HSE to recruitment – meet our high internal standards.

    All employees are trained in our policies regularly to make sure that everyone understands and follows the Hempel guidelines.

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  2. Health and Safety

    As a company that uses chemicals, we have an increased responsibility to ensure the safety and health of our employees and customers. This responsibility is our no. 1 priority.

    Our Group HSE Standard applies to all Hempel sites in the world.

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  3. Environment

    We believe that our work should contribute to a better environment.
    Therefore, we invest in developing products that help our customers achieve their environmental targets, including reducing their impact on the climate.

    In addition to this, we also strive to reduce emissions and waste from our own operations.

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  4. Procurement

    We strive to ensure that we have an ethical, efficient supply chain at all times, and all places.
    We expect our suppliers to work with respect for their employees and the environment. Our aim is to work only with suppliers who share our business values.

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  5. Our people

    Hempel is a truly multicultural organisation, and we believe that this diversity is one of the foundations of our business success.

    We strive to provide all Hempel employees with opportunities for professional and personal development, and give them a great place to work.

    We are committed to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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  6. Community engagement

    We encourage our employees to take an active role in corporate responsibility.

    All Hempel offices are encouraged to support causes or events that can have an impact on their local communities or the wider world.

    Every year, Hempel employees volunteer to join one of the education projects supported by our owner, the Hempel Foundation.

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The Hempel Ethics Hotline (Whistleblower)

Anyone – internal or external – can report potential breaches or concerns relating to our Business Ethics Policy or Code of Conduct through the Hempel Ethics Hotline.
Hosted by an independent third-party, the Hempel Ethics Hotline allows for anonymous reporting, and ensures that all reports are quickly followed-up with an objective and independent Hempel internal investigation.

The Hempel Ethics Hotline